Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jeff Haley, Nov 8, 2001.

  1. Jeff Haley

    Jeff Haley

    May 17, 2001
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Don't get an I've been had{Ibanez} Try to find a
    used Fender Roscoe Beck, Carvin, or G&L bass.
  2. babybassist


    Apr 18, 2001
    Kent, England
    And what, pray tell is wrong with an Ibanez exactly? My Ibanez is great! Not all of us can afford the really scary ones!
  3. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Not all Ibani are bad. IME, that goes only for the Soundgears and the bottom-of-the-line GSR's. I personally enjoy playing the ATK's, Ergodynes and BTB's, albeit not enough to buy one.
  4. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Once had an '86 Roadstar II that was great.
  5. I've got a BTB405, and love it.. when i tell people what i paid for it, they can't believe it.. definitely one of the better bargains around. I also just got an SR 406, and really like it too.. i like the feel and sound of the BTB better, but the Soundgear 6 is great.

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  7. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    these basses arent that great imo, they have a weak tone, and poorly constructed imo. they also have a lousy resale value, should you decide to trade/sell it if you want to upgrade.

    also imo youd be better off getting a mim standard jazz bass, they have a better tone imo, its deeper, warmer, and has more clarity than the ibanez's do. thats just mho and yours may be different, play them and see for yourself.
  8. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000

    you may want to tell everyone here why you dont like them, so that other new people hear can have some accurate information on why they should not buy an Ibanez.

    But not all the ibanez's are garbage, the BTB's are not all that bad. same with the higher end soundgears.
  9. wroot


    Sep 14, 2001
    Oooh then maybe buying a GSR 200 wasn't such a good idea after all. But to be honest, i wasn't expecting anything particularly cool for under £200.
    It has good playability, the construction seems reasonably ok, the actual sound is...well, what you'd expect for the cash I suppose. As I intend just to really learn on this bass I don't mind about the sound too much. It looks pretty cool though, nice shape (I have the translucent red). I do like the look of the bass on AllodoX's picture thing.
  10. Well anyone could tell me about the old Roadstar(??) bass seen in some eighties videos (Toto, Spandau Ballet, Pseudo Echo)???

    It had a more normal Fender like body and a conservatively stylized 2+2 head. Do you remember it?

    Cosmetically it looks nice, but since it's no longer produced (like that Yamaha Tony Kanal's got) it's hard to find a used instrument shop to try one. I only find them on EBay. I would appreciate any info on that bass...
  11. I have an SR 406 that is a fantastic instrument for the money. The pickups-true-could sound a bit beefier, but it's very well constructed and comfortable to play and the low end-B included, is great. A little EQ and I get the punch I want on the high end. I think they can be the bargain of the century. I won't sell mine unless I get offered an offer I couldn't refuse! Jim T.
  12. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    i have a BTB510. A lot of ppl get impressed by especially when i tell i only paid 500 bux for it.
  13. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    i used to have one, i dont know the year it was, but i bought it around 1991. Whatcha want to know about them? They werent too bad a bass imo. Off the top of my head, they had a p/j combination, passive etronics, mine had dimarzio pickups (im not sure if they were stock or aftermarket, but someone once told me that dimarzios used to come standard in Ibanez's) 22 Fret neck if my memory serves me correctly, its been quite a few years since ive had it.