Metal/Jazz bass guitars

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Spawnster, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Spawnster


    Dec 1, 2011
    Hello there! I'm relatively new to this website, so I'm going to get straight to the point.
    I'm looking forward to invest in a new bass guitar. Yet I need some advice from you guys, since I'm not too certain what model I should go for, since there are just so damn many. I've tried out some basses at my local guitar shop, and the Warwicks seem to suit me well. What brand or model would you guys insist for basses that are very versatile when it comes to playing heavy metal grooves and clean jazzy licks??? :bassist:
  2. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    welcome - bass guitar forum is that way >>>> ;)

    i kid. this is Off Topic, which is for the discussion of bacon and related matters.

    PS Warwick should suit your needs, have a look for the club thread in Basses.
  3. ZBirdV8


    Feb 26, 2012
    Detroit Michigan
    This is my advice.

    Start out with a cheap simple bass, but make it sturdy.

    Your first bass is a lot like your first car. If you drive badly, you may own a ferrari, but your still just a d-bag with a ferrari.
    Likewise no since in owning a Rickenbacker to bang out scales and simple punk rock.
    It's your first one, and your probably going to wreck it. So dont spend too much. Get something practical and resilient.

    I recommend the Peavy Millennium BXP.
    I got mine for $145 brand new. Its serves all my needs at this point in my career. Peavy makes unkillable instruments. Its just pick up knobs and a volume nob. Cant mess the sound up on it too badly. So, simple, strong, and reliable.

    In my opinion amplification is much more important than the instrument. I have a little Peavy 15 watt amp, because I am not currently in a band or gigging, and I live in an apartment. Having a large cabinet would be rediculous given my living situation.

    As you grow and mature and start a band, upgrade to a pub sized amplifier.

    Im a big fan of doing cheap and reliable things. In the end YOU the player makes the music.
  4. mcblahflooper94

    mcblahflooper94 Guest

    Aug 31, 2011
    I recommend a nice Ibanez SR. Or, not to be cli che, but I would recommend a nice MIJ Jazz Bass. If price is a factor, I would recommend a Squier Jazz bass or an Ibanez SR300.q
  5. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    Make sure it has strings on it.
  6. BoomingBass

    BoomingBass Guest

    Apr 11, 2010
    A jazz bass could possibly suit your needs, if you like the tone. I'm assuming it can jazz, considering the word "jazz" is in its name.

    And as proven by Martin Mendez of Opeth, it can play metal.


    But really any bass can play jazz and metal.
  7. Demon_Hunter


    Jun 8, 2008
    If YOU like it and it sounds good, get it.