moving up from the SXs

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by etechstan, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. I'm already gas'n for another bass. I have an SX 4+1 Jazz that's stock and a black SX 4 Jazz frankenbass; fretless neck and matching head, P pup at bridge with Warmoth pearloid pickguard. Looking at Brice, Peavey, Ibanez and Yamaha 5's with actives. Any opinion on how the Brice stands up in this crowd?
  2. taygunov

    taygunov Guest

    May 8, 2008
    From what I hear, Brice is a very good company that is doubted on because it's a pretty unknown brand. Never tried one though so dont take my word for it.
  3. Nobody here has any experience with Brice?
  4. THand


    Jun 9, 2008
    No experience with Brice, but I love my Ibanez SRX 590, ATK 700BLM, and ATK 750KA. A couple of people have snagged the ATK 700 for around $200 off Ebay recently, which is an absolute steal!
  5. Look around for older American Peavey's. For 2-300 bucks you can end up with one HELL of a great playing bass.
  6. jwbassman

    jwbassman Supporting Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    I had a couple of Brice basses a few years ago. Good value for what they are. I wasn't crazy about the sound. I also didn't care for the string spacing. Way to tight for my liking. But some people may love it. IIRC they are 17mm? Anyways, I found with mine that they needed a good set up. Also ditch the factory strings. If you wanted to upgrade the electronics and pick ups, it would go a long way to making the bass sound better. Just my opinion. Honestly though I would try to find a store and play some Peavey, Ibanez and Yamaha basses and see what you think. As a former Brice owner, they give you good bang for the buck, but I no longer have them, nor would I buy one again. I found that I actually like the SX basses better.