What bass is best?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by el_degas, Jan 12, 2002.

  1. el_degas


    Dec 3, 2001
    I wanted to know if i'm just starting off learning bass what is the best bass that i could buy? I mainly want to play rock music. I was also wonderin what the advantages and disadvantages are of having a 5 string bass.
  2. warwickbass


    Dec 8, 2001
    There is no such thing as "the best bass" its all a matter of opnion, but good bass has a standard, go out and try every bass over a $1,000. IMO you cant find a "good" bass for under that.

    As for the five string it allows for better phrasing in your playing... at least thats what it does for me.
  3. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    No good basses under $1000? News to me. ;)
  4. "Good" is a variable term. You can get a 'good starter bass' for a couple of hundred.

    There have never been so many 'good' basses around at various price points as there are now. Good time to buy.

    The problem is that your question is too broad. How much money do you have and what kind of music do you want to play?
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    All of my basses are good.
  6. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Are we talking four verses five whats best? I started on I five - now I really really want to buy a four - I don't know whats best.
  7. MJB


    Mar 17, 2000
  8. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Basses with silvery finishes are good. And blue ones, but only if they have a maple board.
  9. cap


    Aug 8, 2001
    Hickam Hawaii
    How ironic that this thread is posted right above the thread that asks members not to post anymore threads about Which bass is best.....:rolleyes:
  10. mikemulcahy


    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    search search search!!!!!
  11. LOL, leave the poor guy alone. He's new.

    Ok, firstly tell us what the price range for your bass and amp is, and secondly what kind of music you want to play. I mean this specificly. Give names of bands. This way more people will cooperate.

    As you're probably looking for a cheap bass that can be suited to lots of different styles of music, is easy to play, sounds good and looks cool and alot more expensive than it actualy is, I recommend the ibanez GSR-200.

    BTW, expect to get told that what feels and sounds best to you is what u should go for.
  12. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    you beat me too it...so now im gonna have to say this

    the best bass is the one that YOU think sounds and plays the best, regardless of price. ;)

    now on a serious note, some decent basses for under $500 are,,,,,,,,,drum roll please

    Fender MIM Dlx Active Jazz

    Ibanez BTB

    Ibanez Sr405 (for $299.99 its worth it and a very good buy imo)

    Peavey Fury
  13. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    MTD Kingstons....

    (I know...:D)
  14. The best bass is the one I have in my hand. And NONE OF YOU CAN HAVE IT!!!

    Granted I stole it from Brad Johnson (no like he'll notice or anything...)

  15. ...and he's from Canada. ;)
  16. cap


    Aug 8, 2001
    Hickam Hawaii
    :D :D :p :p
  17. which ibanez btb model is under 500$?
  18. The best bass is a mop and bucket with a length of clothes line.
  19. cap


    Aug 8, 2001
    Hickam Hawaii
    if the shoe fits...;)