What do you think?!?!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by I-Love-Ratm, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. I-Love-Ratm


    Feb 24, 2003
    I am interested in buying a new bass for all types of music.From Incubus type stuff to heavy Deftones/Tool music to Jazz or Funk.I have one four stringer listed but I'm not too pushed on string numbers.


    • Geddy Lee
    • Roscoe Beck 5
    • Lakland 55-02/01
  2. Broach_insound


    Jan 25, 2005
    New York
    I would have to say to go with A Fender Jazz Deluxe MIA they are awesome basses , extremely versatile I promise you will love it deffinately go try it out. I also just recently tried the EB Bongo and thought that was a pretty sweet bass so you might wanna try that out aswell.
  3. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I second the deluze jazz. I have one and Iuse it for just about everything.
  4. frigo

    frigo burn in hell!

    Dec 8, 2003

    A Fender jazz is a bass for everything, its a good compromise in quality/price/resale value.
    Never tried a bongo tho, but i still think that in 10 years, a jazz will still have a good sale value :)
  5. I-Love-Ratm


    Feb 24, 2003
    Hmmm maybe so.Not the Lakland?!?I thought the roscoe would get some look in also
  6. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass ****

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    GET A 5-STRING!!

    ....you'll be wanting one in 3 months anyway!
  7. i say both the beck and the lakland over a MIA J. I'm partial to the Lakland.
  8. I-Love-Ratm


    Feb 24, 2003
    Hmm ya thanks guys.Keep it comin!
  9. bazzanderson


    Oct 7, 2002
    Austin, TX
    MIA Jazz Deluxe V. Great 5 string! Great tones.
  10. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    I'm not a big fan of Fender 5's or MIA Fenders.

    But if versatility is your bag, I'd definatly go with a Lakland 55-02. You can dial in any tone you want of it! I have a 44-02, and I prefer it over any other 4 string on the market save a 4-94.
  11. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
  12. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    +1 Lots of tone options on those. Great neck feel, too.
  13. I-Love-Ratm


    Feb 24, 2003
    Cheers!Is the 55-02 worth the extra money from the 55-01
  14. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    San Antonio, TX
    Roscoe Beck 5. Probably one of the best basses Fender makes... PERIOD. I love active basses, but I'm really debating on getting this passive bass because of all of the tonal options.

    For the price there is no better value than the Geddy Lee. It's a jazz bass.. can't go wrong with that. The good thing about starting with a passive jazz bass is that you have so many options to really create your own signature sound and with the price you can do it without breaking the bank

    Laklands are great instruments and the 5502 is definitely an upgrade on the 5501. Had a 5502 just didn't bond with it. Can't tell you anything bad about it. Sounded great, played great, sat in the mix well, just wasn't my thing. If you buy the 5501 you are really gonna need to change the electronics.