Overwater J vs fender P vs ibanez sr800 vs cort a4

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by aris17561, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. aris17561


    Feb 25, 2014
    Hello , I am between those 4 basses and I wanted some help . I need a good bass to spend 3 -4 years with it . I mostly play metal and I need the most quality bass I can buy in this price range . I have seen those 4 . There are used but I cannot judge which is better . So

    Sr800 is a previous model and it is japan . It is the ugliest I have ever seen but it is japan . Overwater is nice in appearance but I don't know this company at all( sorry for that ) . Fender is the Mexico one , and cort is cort .you should consider and another suggestions like the new sr700 or a premium ibanez if you believe is way better . I request for your help . Thank you !!!
  2. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    Overwater is generally top shelf stuff. Made in Britain.

    Scott Devine plays one and they make a SD Signature model. Check out http://www.scottsbasslessons.com to see videos of Scott playing his Overwater J.

    An Overwater J for the price of a MIM Fender P sounds like a serious bargain, to me.

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  4. aris17561


    Feb 25, 2014
    Unfortunattly this overwtaer is a korean. I am not sure for that. I think the parts are from korea and the quality control and the fitting is made in uk ? Something like that...
  5. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    Interesting. I see that it is made by Tanglewood for Overwater. But Tanglewood is also a U.K. company. I don't see where it says where the Contemporary model is actually made. Nevertheless, it is a "licensed-by-Overwater" bass, versus a made by Overwater bass.

    In that case, it would be a tossup between the Overwater and the P bass. I like the P bass sound better than the J sound. I think the P would sound great for use in a metal band (with the right strings). But, in the end, my decision would really be based on how they feel. If the P has a typical P bass nut (1 5/8" - 1 3/4"), and the J has a typical J nut (1 1/2"), I would go with the J just based on that.
  6. grayn


    Mar 6, 2011
    The far east made Overwaters are good value but a little heavy.
    The Cort A4 is an excellent bass, with thru neck, active Bartolini pickups and a quality that out does it's low price.

    I'd chose the A4 every time.
  7. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
  8. aris17561


    Feb 25, 2014
    So to conclude a little bit , the Fender is the best option ? About those option , which you think its easier to sell if i want in the future ?