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Help me find a new bass!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MrMe, Aug 28, 2007.


  1. MrMe

    MrMe

    Aug 26, 2007
    Oslo, Norway
    Hi!
    I'm new here, and i love this site!!:bassist:

    I have played in some months now, and have this bass:
    99089.
    It's not so good.
    So I am looking for a new bass!
    I'm going to Oslo to see Dream Theater in September,
    so then I'm going to try a lot!!
    I'm looking for five strings mostly, but everything is great!!
    I'm playing rock, hard rock, punk, metal and some more.
    Prize-range: 0-1000$.
    I'm going to have it in a year before I buy a new one.

    Thanks!!;)
     
  2. smakbass

    smakbass Smakkin basses for 25 years..

    Aug 6, 2002
    Vancouver Canada
    If your a dream theatre fan maybe you should look for a used Musicman Bongo which is the bass he is playing these days.
     
  3. MrMe

    MrMe

    Aug 26, 2007
    Oslo, Norway
    Yeah!
    I like the Bongo-basses, but they are too expensive.
    And i havent found so many used yet, but it is an alternative!
     
  4. Mudder

    Mudder

    Aug 23, 2007
    Portland, Oregon
    Myung played Yamahas for a long time before the Bongo and they have real solid basses in all price ranges.
     
  5. MrMe

    MrMe

    Aug 26, 2007
    Oslo, Norway
    I have seen on the Yamaha RBX375.
    Is that good??
     
  6. MrMe

    MrMe

    Aug 26, 2007
    Oslo, Norway
    Anyone who has tried Traben-basses?
     
  7. choo5

    choo5

    Apr 15, 2004
    sydney, australia
    I dont particularly like the yamaha rbx's

    go try out some ibanez soundgear series basses.
     
  8. allexcosta

    allexcosta

    Apr 7, 2004
    What's wrong with your bass?
     
  9. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Yeah, your bass looks like any other Jazz Bass. What's wrong with it?
     
  10. MrMe

    MrMe

    Aug 26, 2007
    Oslo, Norway
    First of all I dont like the sound, and I want 5 strings.
    The pots are crappy and it is a cheap copy:meh:

    Anyone who has tried the Schecter Stiletto Studio?
     
  11. MrMe

    MrMe

    Aug 26, 2007
    Oslo, Norway
    ???
     
  12. chazburger

    chazburger

    Aug 31, 2007
    Australia
    Ok so you got a price range of $1000... I say either a Rockbass corvette or a Spector legend. I've got a Corvette and its real good. It has a deep woody sound. On the other hand theres the Spector and that has a clean cutting sound. It's pretty much up to your own tastes.
     
  13. I don't like the RBX Yamaha's either But I'm sure there are some of them that ARE nice basses! I DO like the Yammy's BB basses & as the Man says above try Ibanez, Hard to find a bad one really!
     
  14. I have a Yammy RBX375 which IMHO is pretty decent - my only issue is that I have small hands and it has a widish neck.

    It's for sale if anyone's interested (UK)
     
  15. Rope

    Rope

    May 27, 2003
    Essexville, MI
    If you have any access to go play instruments in that range - even if it is a little bit of a trip - go do it. A $1000 and your first good bass is an big investment. Go play a few nice ones - and don't forget used basses. One will get your attention and become your woman.

    Here's mine. Right around a $1000 used.
     
  16. towsonbassist

    towsonbassist

    Oct 15, 2006
  17. UncleBalsamic

    UncleBalsamic

    Jul 8, 2007
    UK
    I can only echo what has been said here. If you're lucky you might be able to get a used Bongo, otherwise pretty much all the suggestions made here have been good.
     
  18. MrMe

    MrMe

    Aug 26, 2007
    Oslo, Norway
    What about a Rockbass Streamer?
    What's the difference between that and the Corvette?
     
  19. NO NO NO NO, avoid RockBass, that is a cheap copy of a Warwick.

    Now....the Corvette is a real WARWICK.
     

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