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Ibanez Power tap switch usefulness?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Cannon1, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. Very useful - definitely get it

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  2. Sort of useful but not amazing

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  3. Not at all useful - don’t bother with it

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  1. Cannon1


    Dec 29, 2019
    Hi all,
    I am looking for a bass that will be my only bass for the foreseeable future, so versatility is very important to me. I have come across Ibanez basses such as the SR300e (https://www.thomann.de/ie/ibanez_sr...MIy5rwg8eL5wIVCbLtCh0qJgV_EAUYASABEgLr8PD_BwE) with the ‘Power tap’ switch that gives three options for the pickups (humbucker, split and power tap). My question is basically how useful is this and how much weight should I give it in my decision. I am also looking at the Yamaha TBRX304 (https://www.thomann.de/ie/yamaha_tr...MIkMvn3sWL5wIVzbHtCh1TFgddEAQYASABEgKyJPD_BwE) and the Harley Benton BZ4000NT (https://www.thomann.de/ie/harley_be...MIpdfg-MWL5wIVGODtCh0nxw8HEAUYASABEgIXxvD_BwE). These two are electronically close to identical to the Ibanez and I would definitely choose them over it if not for the power tap switch. So, how good/important is the switch for versatile sounds? The other two basses both have dual humbuckers with active eq and so should be quite versatile, but how much more will I gain with the Ibanez?
    Thanks for all of your help!
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