Narrowed it down to 3 basses: Which one?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dstranathan, Jun 1, 2003.

  1. dstranathan


    Jun 1, 2003
    Which entry-level bass would you buy? (you must pick one of these):

    1) ESP LTD B104 (thin, flat necks are cool. Is the LTD sub-brand too cheap?)

    2) Ibanez SR300DX (active electronics! I'm not sure why Ibanez has so many brands of basses...)

    3) Spector NS-2000B, or Performer Series (killer hardware and an "elite" brand name)

    All are bolt-on's. All are 4-string basses. All are fairly cheap ($300-$500), so I can beat it up a bit and not cry. All come in black. :0)

    I use solid-state amps usually with 10" or 15" speakers. I use no effects except distortion sometimes.

    The music I will play on the chosen bass is a modern, progressive rock style with post-punk influences. I hate to use the word metal or alternative, but I fit in there somewhere I think.

    Shellac, Jesus Lizard, Voi Vod, Hot Snakes, Slint, Big Black, Thin Lizzy, COC, Bitch Magnet, Pitchfork, Rapeman, No Means No, Codeine, Gastr Del Sol, Crystal Method, Chemical Brothers, DJ Krush, Johnny Cash, Slayer, Public Enemy, MDC, etc. I like a lot of stuff..
  2. hmmm... before i'd buy any of those i'd consider THIS



    but if I had to pick one of those three, probably the ESP :meh:
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  4. dstranathan


    Jun 1, 2003

    (I didn't mean cool like "cool", I mean cool like "I love thin, flat, fast necks".
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
  6. I'd vote for Spector too.
  7. I'd vote for Spector - simply because I've had a few! Never had an Ibanez, and the only ESP LTD I have is a guitar (which is a real nice guitar!)
  8. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I like the ESP personally. I HATE Ibanez and I don't particularly like Spectors.

    But the question is what do you like?
  9. ColdYinTiger


    Jul 15, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    I'm gonna have to go with the Spector, I like a more punchy, growl midrange sound to my own basses, but that's the best one out of the lot overall. They play really nice and the upper end one's are great. If I had to chose myself, I would get the Spector.
  10. Ibanez. unless you really really like the spector. go with the 400 not the 300.
  11. Spector. No matter what kind of bass you need, my answer is always Spector.:D