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Need help on choosing a new bass...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Paranoid_Waffle, Mar 28, 2005.


  1. Paranoid_Waffle

    Paranoid_Waffle

    Jan 31, 2005
    Well, I've been thinking about getting a new bass, preferably 5-string, and these are the ones I came up with:

    Fender Standard Jazz Bass V

    Yamaha BB405 5-string

    Ibanez SR505


    Now, I've played all of these, but I can't decide which to pick. I just wanted other people's opinions on the basses. Also, if anyone who owns them has any comments about pros/cons of the bass. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    It might be a good idea to just write down the names of the basses you're considering, instead of asking people to click on three different links for your benefit.
     
  3. Paranoid_Waffle

    Paranoid_Waffle

    Jan 31, 2005
    Eh, I didn't think of that. Sorry! I fixed it.
     
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    It seems you're in the $400 or so price range.

    Of the three you mentioned, I think the Yamaha's the most promising.

    To make matters more complicated, you could consider Peavey.

    Check:

    Grind bass V (Neck through body, not a bolt on, 35" scale)

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=home/search/detail/base_pid/511362/

    Or the Millenium V, which is a bolt on and has the same Pickups as the Cirrus series.

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=home/search/detail/base_pid/511402/

    Others come to mind, but these two are very worthy, IMO.
     
  5. Paranoid_Waffle

    Paranoid_Waffle

    Jan 31, 2005
    Well, I've played Peavys before, and didn;t particularly like the sound. But thanks anyways. Yeah, I was thinking the Yamaha too. Thanks for the input!
     
  6. snake

    snake

    Jul 21, 2004
    Aurora. CO
    Dude, We aren't going to be playing your bass. Which one do YOU like? Which one is the lightest? Does it have good action? Do you want active or passive pickups? How does it sound with your amp? I wouldn't bring my amp to buy a bass either. but I think buying a bass has a lot of gut feeling to it.