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what bass should i buy?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by t dawg, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. t dawg

    t dawg

    Mar 17, 2005
    ok i have around $500 to spend on a 5-string. my genre of music is punk rock and some emo. i ussaly play with fingers but pick too.i want a high quality, easy to play with a nice tone that will really drive the music on. thanks a million.
  2. LA


    Oct 17, 2001
    How about the Ibanez SRX505, or the BTB405 (just less than 600 USD).
  3. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    OLP 5 stringer I think that they are around $279 for 5'er...
  4. srxplayer


    May 19, 2004
    Highland, CA

    +1 on the SRX505 but they are not real popular for Punk & Emo.

    For $500.00 they are a very good deal.
  5. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I would think a used Lakland 44-01
  6. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Or used geddy lee jazz.
  7. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    I would say go for the ibanez if you cant afford to spend any more money. If you can get some more money I'd say go for a used marcus miller jazz 5, maybe a lakland skyline or what im savin for, a G&L tribute 2500
  8. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Or don't play emo, save your money, and get a melted Conklin.

    Or just listen to the above posts.