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Need a good new gigbass :O

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by staf Wouters, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. staf Wouters

    staf Wouters

    Jan 18, 2011
    Hello forum

    Straight to the point: I need a new bass, but I don't know what one. There's a huge list atm and I want to shorten it.

    I'm going to tune it to drop C.
    I like a punchy powerfull bassy sound.

    Like this one:

    Also, I'd like it to be a lightweight. I want to be able to do some cool moving on stage too, remaining stationary is not my style :).

    I also can't choose between 4 and 5 string. Most of our songs are in dropped C tuning, some in dropped D.

    My budget goes up to €1200 in the extreme. But I'd like to keep it around €700 ^^.

    I've recently found an ibanez atk 310 for €350, what do you guys think?
    I've also been considering a G&L tribute premium L2500 and an Ibanez ATK705 or Ibanez SR500. Maybe I'll try a Warwick too.
    I really can't choose ^^.

    Me :bag:

    P.S.: forgive me my chaoticness, please :p
  2. boristhespider9


    Sep 9, 2008
    Buy one of these from me:

    Music Man Sterling (USA) HH 5
    Music Man Sterling (USA) HS 4
    Fender Geddy Lee Jazz
    Fender Am. Std. P Bass 2011

    They will all do what you want...
  3. Hotblack

    Hotblack Pay the cost to be the boss. Supporting Member

    May 20, 2002
    Provided content for Genzler Amplification
    I really like the L2000, but lightweight is not the first adjective that comes to mind. Try it out on a strap before making a commitment.
  4. ilikebass7


    Sep 7, 2008
    Endorsing Artist: Marco Bass Guitars
    Warwick has very tight lows especially thumb basses, but they are heavy. You could do an ash corvette or a proline corvette, they are a bit lighter. .y proline has tone for days. It's also for sale but That's another story

    Inane basses are extremely light and many sound great. Go try some out. I would say buying used is best bang for your buck
  5. ATKs are a secret in this business...
  6. 4StringsEnough


    Mar 9, 2008
    Spector Rebop. /thread. :)
  7. CORBS

    CORBS Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2010
    The ATK is a good choice but a used Warwick is never a bad idea. Even the Corvette standard is a great bass that sounds exactly like you described.

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