ibanez sr500 or fender jazz bass MIM?????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sirspoogesalot, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. sirspoogesalot

    sirspoogesalot Guest

    Apr 21, 2008
    hi there , i am from reunion isalnd,

    there arn't many shops here so its almost impossible to find a good bass.
    my brothers in london and he said he will bring me back a bass, i was thinking of either geting an sr500 or a fender mim.

    i am in a band who play indie rock music, but i like playing jazz and slapping by myself.

    which bass do you lot i should go for??

  2. MrVanimal


    Feb 13, 2008
    Syracuse, NY
    Personally, I would go for the jazz bass. It is awesome for slapping and will retain its value alot better.
  3. BassBob185

    BassBob185 Guest

    Oct 25, 2007
    Rocking Chair
    I have a 505 and a MIA Jazz. Two completely different sounds. The 505 is a little more girtty/grindy sounding than the Jazz. String spacing on the 500 may cause a problem with slapping. 500 is much lighter than the Jazz. Both are great basses. For the sound you want probably the Jazz.
  4. Double Agent

    Double Agent

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    Another vote for the Jazz. Better for the style of music you play IMO. If you can afford it, have your brother pay for a new set of strings and have the bass set up as well.
  5. sirspoogesalot

    sirspoogesalot Guest

    Apr 21, 2008
    thanks for the advice fellas, he bought a blue jazz bass, i have money left over for new strings any suggestion?