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Selecting Second New Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Truckasaurus, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Truckasaurus


    Apr 28, 2012
    Hey guys,

    so my first bass that i'm currently using is a Squier
    Vintage Modified Precision Bass which was nice for a beginners guitars. Although, I want to try and upgrade.

    Can you give me some recommendations for my second Bass Guitar?

    I mainly play songs by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse and Jamiroquai.

    Budget is £600 top
  2. verycoolname


    Jan 28, 2013
    What's your budget?

    And I'd look at the Sterling by Music Man line if you're looking for something not a Fender/Squier (mostly because whenever I think of Flea/RHCP I think of Stingrays...maybe that's a bad thing, haha).
  3. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Perhaps you can try out some models with a Precision/Jazz pickup configuration. One might give you the necessary variety of tones and sound to cover a lot of bases (pun only slightly intended). ;) You can get a decent mid-range growl with the Jazz pickup added in while rolling it off should give a deeper/warmer P-bass sound you're familiar with.

    There are tons of models with such a configuration across many brands. I have my preferences, but I won't say "This! This is the one you should get! No other!!". I'm just saying to try one or more out, if you can find any to try. Maybe it'll be a good fit.
  4. vrussell


    Mar 5, 2012
    atlanta, GA
    I would have to say the best thing to do is to go to a Guitar store and play every bass they have untill you find "THE ONE" :bassist: from the music that you said you play I think a Jazz (warwick or Fender) or a Music Man would be good. Hope it helps

    Thumbs up for jamiroquai :D
  5. I have a SBMM Ray 34 and love it. It will get you 95% of the way to the classic Stingray sound for 50% of the price. If you can find one on the used market, so much the better.

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