Next Bass Suggestions

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FingeringAm, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. FingeringAm

    FingeringAm Inactive

    Jun 28, 2008
    So Cal
    well im pretty new (started in january) and i think ive grown out of my squier p :D
    anyways ive got about 400$ so im lookin in that price range
    running through a fender 50 wat rumble

    my choices:
    -ibanez sr400qm
    -esp d-4

    thats pretty much it
    im going to guitar center in a week to try some out but if i go in there w/o any idea they willl try to sell me sh*t

    so yea suggestions plz i play all types of music from bob marley to iron maiden...slap pick flamenco(claypool style) :D

    thanks in advance
  2. FingeringAm

    FingeringAm Inactive

    Jun 28, 2008
    So Cal
    up help plz
    btw if this wrong section or smthing jsut let me know thnxs
  3. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    In my opinion, for $400, you won't improve dramatically over the Squier. I'd get a better amp.
  4. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    +1. Your bass is one thing, your amp, quite another. Or, better still, save up some more and think about it.
  5. EBMatt


    Nov 21, 2003
    Springfield, MA
    Yea, Squires really aren't that bad. If you upgraded your amp, you would dramatically increase the quality of your sound, but upgrading the bass would not necessarily increase the quality of your sound that much. I think you are probably experiencing your first bout of GAS. If you are really feeling getting a new bass, then go for it. It's your money. Getting a new amp is not always as fun as getting a new bass. But the amp would definitely be the smarter buy.
  6. FingeringAm

    FingeringAm Inactive

    Jun 28, 2008
    So Cal
    thank u all for the replies and i appreciate ur input.
    however, recently ive been having problems with my squier, i gotta talk to the guys at guitar center and if its an easy fix then ill stick with it and get a new amp

    if its not and i am still under warranty(i sure hope so :S) then i would be able to go to a higher price range like $800-1000
    anyways ill find out and post back thanks again for ur replies
  7. I really like the look of the ESP D4, but I've never played one, so I can't provide an educated opinion.
  8. EBMatt


    Nov 21, 2003
    Springfield, MA
    What is wrong with your squire? Guitar Center is not always the best place to bring an instrument for repairs. Remember, they work off commission, so if they can sell something to you, they will. Do you know if there are any luthiers in your area?

    If you do decide to get a new bass in the $800 to $1000 price range, I would definitely go used. You can pick up some pretty darn nice basses for that money.