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New Bass what should I get?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by KAOSBass, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Ken Smith Burner 4-string bolt-on

    10 vote(s)
  2. Lakland 5 string skyline

    45 vote(s)
  3. Fender Geddy Lee

    36 vote(s)
  4. other

    10 vote(s)
  1. KAOSBass


    Mar 10, 2005
    Dallas Texas
    Got a couple choices,

    I'm a jazz bass type of player, play mostly Metal, but have a part time gig in a blues band.

    My choices are in the poll....
  2. Of the Fenders, I don't really like the Geddy so much. I think my fave ids the '62 RI Jazz.

    I have a Lakland 55-02, which is a great axe. However, I can't recommend paying the extra $200 or so for the deluxe version, as the tops are really hit-or-miss. The top on mine is a POS.

    But if you can live without a fancy top, the Lakland's definitely a good choice.
  3. trasser


    Dec 13, 2005
    If you are a jazz bass type of player (I guess this is because of the neck thickness?) and you play metal and blues - I would suggest a MusicMan Sterling. I've had my eyes on that one for a long time, but haven't been able to try it myself yet.
    But people here says that it sounds almost like a Stingray, and if thats the case, you'll be able to use that in your blues band, you will have a jazz-bass-like neck and you will cut through the mix (or mud:)) of you metal band.
  4. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    I would get a limited edition first run Skyline Decade like this, (but it will have the revolutionary Chisonic humbuckers pickups with new preamp)

  5. afinalfantasy

    afinalfantasy Inactive

    Jan 11, 2006
    I'd get the Lakland out of those

    The Geddy Lee is good, but it's not as good as the Lakland
  6. KAOSBass


    Mar 10, 2005
    Dallas Texas
    no love for the Ken Smith?
  7. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Not from me.;)

    I voted for the Lakland. I'm not a fan of the Fender Geddy Lee basses.
  8. As a newbie to this forum, I hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes. I've recently - 2 years ago - re-entered the music scene, and I suppose you could say I'm catching up on things. If this question is out of line (I think I've read the FAQs fairly thoroughly), please let me know.

    I'm playing a Epiphone 4-string through a Fender M-80 Bass amp, like it well enough, but I want to expand my sound. I'm playing mostly "classic" rock, and I feel an 8-string is where I want to go. I've looked at a Dean Edge on-line at musiciansfriend.com; it gets (naturally??) good reviews, and the price seems right. I can't seem to find one locally, so I can't try it in person.

    Has anyone here had any experience with Dean basses in general, and this model in particular? I've seen Fenders, Ibanez, Schecter, Yamaha, etc. discussed, but not Dean. What's up?


  9. jamontap

    jamontap Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Cartersville, GA
    I voted for the Smith. I have one for sale right now actually. It's a great bass. I'd keep it if it were a five string.
  10. greenbass


    Jan 22, 2004
  11. Lakland 5 string basses are hard to beat. I have the 55-02 fretted and fretless basses. They are awesome. I had a Geddy Lee Jazz and didn't like it a bit.
  12. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    The KS Burner. Very nice basses!
  13. Smu573


    Dec 6, 2002
    U.S.A. Chicago Il.
    EDEN Artist
    Modulus quantum basses are amazing for any style of music and the action can't be beat. Both jazz and metal require low action, fast basses.
  14. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    A Dingwall ABII. That would cover all your requirements (and much more) without breaking your bank account.

    Other options (if you would like to spend less money) are:
    US Masters
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