Budget Bass Choices

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Starburst, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Starburst


    Aug 18, 2007
    Looking over the reviews and see some budget basses that have some pretty good reviews. I may get one to add to the stable but have a hard time choosing one. Narrowed it down to these: Ibanez SR 300E Sterling Stingray Sub 4 Ibanez SRMD 200 Mezzo (Short Scale). If anyone can give me the pros/cons on these it would be appreciated.
  2. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Hopefully you'll have the opportunity to play examples of each before making a decision.

    They're all decent instruments. Just be aware that all three basses have active EQ circuits requiring a 9-volt battery, so always keep a spare on hand, and be sure to unplug the bass when you're not using it. The SR300E has something called a "Power Tap" switch which has absolutely nothing to do with active/passive operation, but rather is a coil-splitting/combining switch which provides some interesting tone options.
  3. Starburst


    Aug 18, 2007
    Thank you garp. Good advice.