Epiphone SG EB-3 Or ibanez SR200

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bass_Drummer, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Bass_Drummer


    Mar 20, 2012
    So guys I've narrowed it down to two guitars, the ibanez's neck feels really smooth and is alot lighter then the SG. The tones are great but aren't as much variety as the SG. It also doesn't look as good as the SG. The ibanez I feel has sticky frets if you know what I mean but I can get this guitar at $330.

    The epiphone SG on the other hand looks awesome, there is a massive variety of tones, but there is alot of neck dive, which I heard can be cured with a thick neck strap although it gets a bit heavy sitting down. The neck is very smooth and slippery, just how I like it. I can get this one for $300.

    By the way I'm buying these online and shipping them ^^^in. Have you guys had problems with shipping online. And would you also be able to give me some pointers on which one I should get.
  2. I think you have answered your own question. Go for the Epi. You can move the strap button on the epi and with a thick strap you will cure the neck dive. And it`s cheaper! Ibanez are good guitars but the 200 is well down the pecking order. A Ibanez SR300 is a different beast all together and a cracking budget bass but I don`t know how much that would come in at in your country.
  3. Crystalman85


    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    Ibanez sr200?...don't you mean the Ibanez gsr200? the Ibanez gsr200 is not too shabby of a choice. some people would say it's more suitable for a beginner, but in my opinion, it's pretty decent for both beginners and advanced bass players on a tight budget. If you're budget is at least around $300, check out the Ibanez sr250. I've recently bought the Ibanez sr255(which is obviously the 5-string version of the Ibanez sr250) and I was amazed by the sound quality on that bass. the bass sound smooth, clean, and punchy. it's a real keeper for me. my next bass would definitely be the Ibanez sr250.
  4. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    EB3- you won't regret it
  5. Bass_Drummer


    Mar 20, 2012
    ^^^Do you own an EB-3? Give me a review? And no I mean sr200...the sr300 in Australia is about $400. The sr300 was my second choice.
  6. JDtheBassPlayer


    Jul 27, 2011
    Ibanez for tone and everything else, the epiphone is probably cheaper and probably huge neck dive, but those things can be modded. I would still go for the Ibanez
  7. The Epi EB-3 is good bass. It also has a unique tone. It's fun to mod and the resale value is pretty good.

    I have a knock off EB-3 and it is such a great bass to play. It sounds awesome with a pick (and I'm a fingerstyle guy).

    As far the Ibanez goes... they are good basses, but they aren't my thing. Over the years, I've owned two and I just never "bonded" with them. So, consider the source.
  8. bassobrutto

    bassobrutto Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2010
    Yellow Springs, Ohio
    It really depends what kind of music you want to play. The Epiphone will be great for straight ahead classic rock, blues, country and any music that requires a full-sounding, low end thump. The Ibanez will be better for basslines that need lighter-sounding and more articulate phrasing, with brighter note definition--funk, fusion, prog, etc.
  9. Bass_Drummer


    Mar 20, 2012
    I tend to play rock, heavy rock and some jazz. You said they could be modded? How and what can be modded?
  10. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Neither, upgrade to the Ibanez SR300 for $300 is better bass then either imo.
  11. Bass_Drummer


    Mar 20, 2012
    But ^^^in my country it's over $400. To much to spend for my first guitar.