Bass Brands

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by David12390, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. David12390

    David12390 Guest

    Jan 3, 2009
    It's a multi-question topic, really.

    First off, I was wondering what the opinions of traben basses are from those who own one(particularily the Obsession model).

    And, which brand do you find consistently provide both youself and other bassists with high quality basses at affordable prices(Assuming affordable stands for anything under 1000$)? Feel free to mention some of your favorite models here, etc.
  2. Any reason, in particular, that you are looking at Traben?
    Is there a certain sound you are looking for?

  3. David12390

    David12390 Guest

    Jan 3, 2009
    Well, my band is metal oriented, and I employ the use of some mild distortion.
    I'm looking for a tone that will cut through my two guitarists. Something with a low growl(I hear Warwicks do the trick, but the are a tad out of my budget).
  4. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    Yamaha. I've played good Fenders at every price range.

    But, under $1000? Easy answer. Lakland Skyline 44-01 & 55-01. Want cheaper? G&L L2000 & L2500.
  5. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Used Ernie Ball.
  6. Trabens are great for the price, but if you're looking for an obsession it might take some work. The obsession line was a limited run, and they're not going into production until sometime in february. I love mine, the neck is insanely thin and the rockfields sound amazing, I can get pretty much any tone I want.
  7. therex

    therex Guest

    Jun 24, 2007
    MM or a yamaha
    also ibanez SRX have a nice growl
    for ultimate cheap growl there is ibanez ATK
  8. Zoidberg523

    Zoidberg523 Guest

    May 26, 2008
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Trabens are pretty cool, and in my experience, limited though it is with Traben basses, they are pretty well built and sound good.

    Personally though, I prefer Fender and ESP. :p

    P.S. - Welcome to Talkbass.... :D
  9. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Used Spectors or Warwicks.
  10. sasquatchofohio

    sasquatchofohio Guest

    Apr 12, 2008
    the traben obsession models are neck trough and dont have a gloss finish therefore its going to be a little more fragile then other models. so i dont recommend it if you want to go nuts on stage because you might bump into something and cause some damage. i would suggest an array attack or chaos attack, they have the same pre-amp and the same brand of pick ups but are bolt on necks