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Good Metal starter bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bigdavis_08, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. Bigdavis_08


    Oct 7, 2004
    Hugoton, KS
    Hey this ill b my 1st bass. I want a real big metal sound out of it (korn, mudvayne, damageplan) i was wondering between the ESP B-154 or ESP B-155(5 string verison) or ESP Viper
    ESP B-154: http://www.music123.com/ESP-B-154-i125844.music
    ESP B-155: http://www.music123.com/ESP-B-155-i125846.music
    ESP Viper-104: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=home/search/detail/base_pid/516649/
    i really want a 5 string but i dont know if that would b right to start on, but juss in case i put it on there anyways. Thanks!
  2. Zirc


    May 13, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Since you play metal:

    You probably want a 5 string. ESP would most likely make you happy. Either that or Ibanez.
  3. opivy3056

    opivy3056 stardust in a light beam Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2004
    Annapolis, MD
    You probably dont need a 5 string.

    Just get a 4, chances are you'll be detuning to like C right?

    So in that case, maybe look for a 35' scale and get some heavey gauge strings for detuning that low.

    If not a 5 might be the right choice.
  4. The Ibanez EDB 600 is pretty good. Its a bit expensive (in the $500 range) but you probably won't need another bass for a while. But you can get that sound you're looking for from that bass plus it comes with a 3 band eq. The neck is the same neck that they use on the Soundgears so its very thin and it helps if your music requires you to play fast. Also the Ibanez SRX 500 is good as well.
  5. Bigdavis_08


    Oct 7, 2004
    Hugoton, KS
    Hey guys thanks 4 the help!!!! I think ill be getting the ESP B-155......now will it be hard for me to start on this 5 string?