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Studio 5 string Bass...need help

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by shadyru, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. shadyru


    Mar 18, 2008
    Hi I have a American Fender Precision Bass 4 stringer but need one more bass for lower tunings. But need to go used and possibly under $300 also this is just for studio (breaking benjamin, tool, nickelback, etc.)
    Is the Schecter Stiletto Custom 5 a quality studio bass?
    Any other recomendations maybe even Agile?
  2. shadyru


    Mar 18, 2008
    My choices right now:

    Schecter Stiletto Custom 5


    Sx 5 stringer not sure which one? any ideas?


    a Brice 5 stringer?

    any ideas would be awesome

    need a bass that sits nice in a dense rock mix
  3. For studio work you would want a bass that is noiseless and one that has perfect intonation. Some of your cheaper basses have cheap electronics or horrible hardware to the point that they won't stay in tune or won't keep their intonation for very long. I'd say the best bang for your buck in your price range would be a Squier VM Jazz or P bass. That way if you needed to upgrade to better electronics or hardware there's plenty of nice stuff that will fit your bass without modding. Plus, I've heard great things about those basses. I've never owned one but I played a VM Jazz at GC and it felt nice. It was heavy IMO but still felt nice.
  4. trowaclown


    Feb 26, 2008
    Those are strictly 4-stringers last I checked. For $300 I'd look through used gear to get more mileage out of my money.
  5. mat666


    Apr 3, 2007
    i would go for the schecter or else less expensive bass like brice and sx may need modif.. I have a brice Z6 and it was decent but I still changed electronic after 2 years
  6. loend68

    loend68 Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2008
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses, T.C. Electronics
    I wouldn't overlook some of the ESP ltd basses. I had a really inexpensive one that had a great neck on it and I was able to get some very low action.

    Another thought. I have the Peavey BXP 5'er with the active electronics. Another very nice bass...

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