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New bass help

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by woopscner1, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. woopscner1


    Apr 14, 2010
    im looking at getting a new 5 string bass, as to be honest my epiphone one is terrible, so far i quite like the look of the ibanez btb675 and the ibanez sr605........maximum price will be about 550 pounds, any help would be appreciated
  2. tdub0199


    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
    I like the SR series but have never played BTB....
  3. woopscner1


    Apr 14, 2010
    ive never played any ibanez basses, all i have is an active cort c4h and a epiphone embassy, im looking for something with a full tone, and a very prominent, and clean sounding low end, something suitable for playing reggae/dub
  4. well just a quick look, some guys on here love these

    these look cool



    yamaha have some nice basses

    peaveys have a following here too

    no i dont work for said company, just lazy and they were first one in my head LOL all should be under budget (they didnt have the price on the cores though), so a nice case/effect may be snagged too :p
    notice no ibanez on there? i've not been a fan of them since the 90's ATK's and ergodines (luthite ones) but they do have a nice range on the site.

    most of those basses will get a nice 'dub' tone especially the active ones
  5. dionysusolympus


    Apr 13, 2010
    ibby atk305.
  6. waleross


    Nov 27, 2009
    South Florida
    Let me mention the "F" word. The Fender Amer. V String P Bass is a beauty, sounds great , plays great and is worth the $$$ I paid for it. I understand that all of the others have their nitche etc. but I am pleased that I selected Fender for my first 5 string. On a lot of threads, players ask: "help me decide what to buy" when they have already made up their minds. I have never played an Ibanez 5 string and I'll try one sooner or later but the Fender V might win your heart if you get to try one. :cool:
  7. yeah £550 wont get an american fender...... lucky to get a nice MIM or CIJ

    the thing that gets me with ibanez is the baby size string spacing and necks, they feel like toys to me. dont get me wrong when played by people who like them they can sound really nice, but the SR range mainly seems rooted wayyyy too much in the shredder era

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