I need a new bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rhty89, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. rhty89


    Dec 30, 2004
    I have been plaing for a year and a half, i do nothing else but play bass.
    I can spend around $500.00 (give or take $100.00)
    I am currently looking at the following two basses.
    Ibanez EDB600
    Epiphone Explorer

    I would like a bass with over 20 frets, and whatnot.
    any suggestons or advice would be very helpful.
  2. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I saw go with the Ibanez or check out the SR300DX - pretty good stuff.

    But again, I'm an Ibanez player...
  3. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    DO NOT GET THE EDB600. I used to own one and it was like holding a smelly old lady. It's heavy, smells like paint, horrid tone, heavy, horrible neck, heavy, it smells funny, did I mention it was heavy? It was just a horrid bass and I was happy when a stooge bought it from me. The Explorer is more of a looker bass. If you want an ibanez, look at the SR, SRX, BTB lines or even a used ATK.
  4. StingRay5guy

    StingRay5guy Guest

    Oct 14, 2004
    Depends if you want a 4, 5, 6, or more. If you want a 4 then I would have to say a Music Man Sterling if you want to go for the extra money. For a 5, a Music Man Sterling. I don't know about 6. Can you tell I love me some Music Man basses. :D
  5. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    A 5 string Musicman Sterling doesnt exist, its a Stingray 5, even though it most resembles a sterling.
  6. StingRay5guy

    StingRay5guy Guest

    Oct 14, 2004
    Haha. I feel like an idiot now. I didn't even think about the fact they don't make a 5 string Sterling. That would be a nice bass though. I just got too wound up in my Ernie Balls because i'm about to order a Bongo 5.