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Out of these four, which would you choose

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by chrispaulmusic, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. chrispaulmusic


    Dec 2, 2005
    You guys probably hate these type of threads but I'm new. I've looked at the newbie threads but they don't really help out much.

    Style of music: Rock, John Mayerish, some acoustic, maybe Jimmy Eat World stuff, top 40 stuff

    Price Range: 500 to 800

    Out of these four which would be the best for this style?

    Ibanez BTB 400 QM
    G&L Tribute L2000
    Washburn Force 4 Exotic Neck Thru
    Fender Dimension Bass IV

    Please no smart a$$ responses. Yes I have searched.

    I would really appreciate your input! Thank you!!
  2. Ummm.
    The most versatile bass on there and possibly the highest quality bass.. The tribute.
    Go with that one. You couldn't be disappointed.

  3. petch

    petch Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Medina, Ohio
    Another vote for the G&L Tribute. Nice bass, very versatile.
  4. chrispaulmusic


    Dec 2, 2005
    I heard that the korean made tributes are poorly made though. That the knobs get scratchy. Is this true?

    Thanks for the replies though!
  5. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    Personally I would go for the G&L but that's me.
  6. FenderHotRod


    Sep 1, 2004
    The G&L Tribute here as well. When I got my Tribute L-2500 my pots were scratchy and my vol. knobe had a mind of it's own. I took it back and they replace the pots for me and that has been almost a year now and no problems out of mine.
  7. The BTB 400 series are pretty dark sounding, which is good, but not what i think you'd be looking for
  8. G&L. handsdown. Might want to save for the high class one, over the tribute.
  9. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    I'm not a G&L guy, but out of those choices, I'd pick the G&L. It stands out as being a step above the other choices...and I've heard a lot of guys say they love 'em.
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I knew the G&L would win, but I'd go with a Lakland 55-01 or used 55-02.
  11. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    I like Munjibunga's choice too. If you were to add the Lakland, I'd take a 55-02.
  12. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    ...and one more from me. I played a Tribute L-2500 and it killed. The neck felt great and it had tone for days. They are very reasonably priced for the instrument you get.
  13. G&L, with-out a doubt. :cool:
  14. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Of the choices you listed, I'd go with a G&L Tribute. However, if I were looking for a bass in that price range for that type of music, I'd personally look for a used US Fender Jazz, or a used Lakland Skyline.
  15. the_home

    the_home Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    I'd put in a vote for G&L as well, but I think you can get a used 'real' G&L for your budget. Look around. :D
  16. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    I also say G&L on this one.
  17. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    Go GL. The BTB's are nice but for warm acoustic stuff go with the G&L.
  18. WarwickFan


    Feb 7, 2005
    One more for the G&L.
  19. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    What everyone else said.
  20. chrispaulmusic


    Dec 2, 2005
    OK, looks like G&L is a good choice. I called up some online sites and one guy strongly recommended the Fender Highway One Jazz or the Fender Deluxe Active Jazz. He also said that the ibanez 400 has a more modern sound and probably not what I would want.

    What do you guys think?