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Best bass from 300 to 400 $ range

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Getserious, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. Getserious


    Jan 21, 2005
    thinking of either a epiphone thunderbird a Yamaha RBX374 or a ibanez sr 400 . i'm a guitar playing need a bass for a band i'm in need something thats going to make the trasition from guitar to bass easer
  2. dadodetres


    Dec 19, 2004
    what about fender MIM?

    what styles do you play? which bassist tone do you like?
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    At the bottom of this price range is the Yamaha BB404/405. These are very well made basses with J-style electronics and two octave maple/rosewood necks and alder bodies. The 4 is just under $300 new and the 5 is just under $400 new. Check them out if you can.
  4. ojthesimpson


    Jul 21, 2003
    Draper, UT
    you can get G & L Tributes for around 400 new (or very new)
    I don't think there's a better value in Bass guitars. (IMO)
  5. KenToby


    Aug 15, 2002
    Excellent deal - PM sent!!


  6. Getserious


    Jan 21, 2005
    death metal band
  7. .357


    Jan 16, 2005
    Ibanez SRX 300 is good for an agressive, punchy sound. Thin neck, too. It'll probably feel good if you've been playing "metal-style" guitars (Jackson, Ibanez, etc.). Four-stringer, though; you may want a five for death metal, assuming you guys detune a lot.
  8. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I say SR300DX or 305DX depending on your preference, but some people hate Ibanezes, some love em like me...
  9. Getserious


    Jan 21, 2005
    just drop d thats it
  10. Getserious


    Jan 21, 2005
    i have a jackson guitar are the ibanez basses have same type of neck
  11. .357


    Jan 16, 2005
    Ibanez guitars and basses both generally have thin necks. Try to check some out at your local stores.