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Decide a bass for me

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rylche, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Ibanez SR506

    16 vote(s)
  2. Yamaha RBX JM-2

    12 vote(s)
  3. Ibanez BTB406-QM

    14 vote(s)
  4. Fender Jazz Bass Special with a quite beat-up body

    58 vote(s)
  1. rylche


    Oct 27, 2005
    I have recently sold my *only* bass, a very well-kept CIJ Fender Precision which I absolutely love. :bawl:

    Now, I have a choice of several basses in the ever-growing 2nd hand market in my country.

    Pls help me choose! I play in a Classic Rock band now, an Prog experimental band and a Pop rock band.

    Cheers :)
  2. If you really loved you P bass then that would definately be where I'd start.
  3. Stox


    Mar 18, 2005
    London UK
    Err, why did you sell a bass that you are now upset about selling?

    You'll get a kazillion different opinions on what to buy if you post a question like that on Talkbass. Just go an try 'em all and choose the one that sounds and feels right to you.
  4. rylche


    Oct 27, 2005
    I couldn't play on the neck though. I had a wrist injury from soccer and I cant handle the Precision neck.
  5. Stox


    Mar 18, 2005
    London UK
    Aah I see! Sorry to hear that. Fenders Jazzes from the 70's have nice slim necks. I'd seriously look at a MIJ Geddy Lee or Marcus Miller if I were you. Dammit! I've contradicted myself and recommended something:D
  6. RBXJM2:hyper: :hyper:
  7. CrazyWallaWalla


    Aug 16, 2006
    the true problem here is that you play soccer... you should have been playing bass... that never would have happened... now u have been smitten with a faulty wrist which has led you to sell your most prized possession. so in conclusion buy the jazz bass... as beaten up as it is... its still a must have in anyone's stable
  8. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    Get your Precision back, and order and aftermarket neck with a J bass profile (Fender A neck size).

    Short of that, just get a J. The neck will feel like a broomstick compaired to your old P.
  9. Rockthesnakepit


    Dec 11, 2006
    Jazz Bass Special, nothing plays better

    (from the unbiased view of a JBS player):D
  10. rylche


    Oct 27, 2005
    Problem is, the body of the JBS really sucks imo.

    Some pictures to show you guys.
  11. Paulhauser


    Aug 1, 2006
    I have voted the Sr506. I have owned the SR506, BTB and JM2 as well. The BTB was uncomfortable for me and weak sounding, the JM2 was too one-dimensional sounding (while being quite comfortable). The SR506 is a good, albeit nondescript sounding bass, and has some neck dive (which can be remedied by moving the bottom strap pin 2 inches , so would be in the line of the B string). Other than that, it was the most comfortable of all the three, and for me the best looking as well. Be sure to get a newer SR, that of the mahogany, because the older SR506's have a more chunky neck profile. (I had an other SR506, 10 y old) I'd also swap the electronics to an Aguilar OBP. Then you have a damn good bass for the money.
  12. PSPookie

    PSPookie Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2006
    Lubbock, TX
    If you sold your P because of wrist problems, why are you looking at 6ers?
  13. rylche


    Oct 27, 2005
    To be honest, I'm missing my P so much I think I'll buy it back. I know that gotta sound sucky but I really do love my P alot!

    Off topic, how would one achieve a very gnarly, let still possessing of adequate mids using fingers on a P? Think of a P being played with a pick at the bridge, but cutting back on the highs a little.
  14. Amaru


    Jun 16, 2007
    New Glarus, WI
    Why don't you buy your Precision back and replace the neck with a Jazz neck (specifically a Geddy Lee neck)?

    Nevermind, I see someone else had that idea.

    Or you could go with a Spector :p
  15. JacoLesFlea


    Jun 16, 2006
  16. Get a P and put a J neck on it.
    FWIW: I absolutley love the neck on my SR800, which is a PJ. Its fantabulous. The bridge is lacjing... speaking of which, I think Im going to take it to get set up- I tried to adjust the intonation and got really po'ed after hours of stabbing myself with a screw driver. Yeah, Im a real Mr. Fix-It.
  17. giving your styles... is an obvious answer... a JAZZ BASS
  18. Connor


    Jun 21, 2007
    no question...
    JAZZ JAZZ JAZZ... especially if it's american.
    check out the JAGUAR basses now...they're amazing!
  19. Phil230


    Jun 20, 2007
    Quebec City
    i guess the RBXJM2 or a bongo is for you, pretty versatile and for prog rock...if it works for myung..
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