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Advice on buying a good Drop C bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by staf Wouters, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. staf Wouters

    staf Wouters

    Jan 18, 2011
    Hello forum

    I recently joined two bands. One of them plays in standard E and the other one in dropped C. I have 1 good sounding jazz bass, which I'll use for E.

    I also have an ibanez gsr200. It does sound nice, but not good enough in my opinion.

    I am looking for bass which:

    - Is light, I like lightweight basses ^^

    - Has a funky, heavy tone. (Going to use it for postrock, progressive rock/metal, etc.)
    It surely shouldn't sound muddy, I'd like it to have a clean sound. I love a punchy, funky sound. Always hard to describe this :s.
    I'd like it to sound somewhat like this

    - costs under € 500, or a bit more.

    - I like a good adjustable, but not too fragile bridge.

    I'll surely go and try out different basses, but I'll need some advice too ^^

    Me :bag:
  2. If you like your jazz bass get another one. String it with some heavy gage strings and your perfect.
  3. staf Wouters

    staf Wouters

    Jan 18, 2011
    what would be a good jazz bass around € 500? Mine is a fender Classic 60's jazz bass, 875 €
  4. WavyGravy


    Jun 11, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    I'd get an Ibanez SR500. Bright active pre, High mass bridge, VERY lightweight. IMO Ibanez basses are built to be exceptionally exceptional at drop tunings and heavy genres.

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