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Help me pick out a new bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mr. Soul, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Mr. Soul

    Mr. Soul

    Jan 31, 2007
    Well after some rangling by some friends I am going to go back to playing metal! This time playing and being lead vocalist.

    Well I need to pick up a bass as I don't have any gear. It needs to be cheap (under 500). Active electronics if possible.

    I'm gonna go with a G-K rig as I believe they have the best metal tone and can really cut through the mix well.

    Give some suggestions of what to check out!
  2. Rimshot

    Rimshot Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    I'm going to assume that you're looking for a standard four string, since you didn't mention any special requirements:

    The Yamaha BB614 has active electronics and you can pick one up new for about $450

    Traben's Neo 4 is around $400 and the Neo Limited 4S is around $500

    The Schecter Omen-4 is $350ish.

    and if you can go slightly higher you can get a Fender Deluxe P or a Stiletto Studio-4 (Schecter) for somewhere in the neighborhood of 650 bones.
  3. Rimshot

    Rimshot Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Of course, you'll always do better, dollar for dollar, on the used market, if you don't mind the lack of warranty.
  4. XtheDeadPawn


    May 24, 2008
    ATK305 they can be great for anything metal wise and whatever else too.
  5. Dan B

    Dan B

    Oct 19, 2008
    Pittsfield, MA
    Speaking of ATKs (sorta) there was an Ibanez Roadgear RG900 on Daddy's for around $299. I don't know how they compare with the ATKs though they must be similar.
  6. Peavey Millenium BXP, or Cirrus BXP (over 500 @ MF, but under on ebay: BIN new.)
  7. dudelove


    Apr 16, 2010
    Greenland, Nuuk
    yamaha basses are great even they are cheap. i both a yamaha bbn4III second handed with two humbuckers, i both it for 150$ and it sound great. but i will also say ibanez atk. i try it last week. the sound is so clean and deep. i would like to have one when i got better to play:D

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