Need advice...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by angst178, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. angst178


    Oct 22, 2009
    So I've decided that I have too many basses because so many go unplayed. I have 10 currently, but I don't need that many. The thing is that I bought them all because they all sounded so different. Most of them are upgraded, good sounding, great playing... Junk. A couple are no name and my collection isn't worth very much. So resale value isn't a bother for me.

    All that out of the way, I need advice on which bass is better value, more versatile and something that if you owned it would have trouble wanting to sell.

    I think my current choice is an Ibanez SR500. Doing my research though, some have said that the new 300s are great too. I have a 2011 300 now and I love the neck and the way it plays. It's the model with the CAP pickups and no coil tapping switch.

    I've seen good reviews of both (except the mahogany finish itself) and I need help.

    I don't want a bass that is a one tone wonder that needs work and parts to sound good. I want something great out of the box.

    As I said, the 500 is appealing, but then a thread with good reviews of newer 300s popped up.
  2. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    So you have ten basses you don't need and you want another one?
  3. angst178


    Oct 22, 2009
    No, not exactly. I'm getting rid of all but 3. Those have sentimental value. I want a good bass that is versatile to replace them.

    Also my budget is about 750, but I'd prefer to keep costs at about 600.
  4. Gougedeye

    Gougedeye Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Central Washington
    OK, here it goes. Keep your eyes peeled for a used Lakland 55-01. Pretty versatile and usually very good players, interms of quality and playability. Personally, I'd save a bit more and find a 55-02. The ultimate Swiss army knife!
  5. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Bring Back Edit/Delete

    Nov 30, 2011
    Bay Area, CA
    When you look for the best pair of scissors in your house do you reach for the Swiss Army knife? Corkscrew? Magnifying glass?

    No, of course not. The Swiss Army knife lives at the intersection of versatility and mediocrity.

    I would take a one tone wonder any day of the week.
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