Which bass is better or would you get.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mariela Uribe, May 6, 2019.

  1. Mariela Uribe

    Mariela Uribe

    Sep 11, 2018
    I'm stuck i have the money to buy a new bass but don't know which one either a ibanez sr5005 or a fender amarican elite 5 string version what are your thoughts?
  2. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Which one feels better to you when playing it? The dimensions (feel) of the necks on those two particular basses are quite different.
  3. Mariela Uribe

    Mariela Uribe

    Sep 11, 2018
    They both feel great to me
  4. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    In that case, pick the one that looks best.
    If you're talking about this one, go for it!
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  5. tpaul

    tpaul Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2011
    I'm biased. I would pick the Fender any day.

    But you should choose whichever you prefer.

    I suspect the resale value of the Fender will be much better than the Ibanez, if that makes any difference to you.
  6. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Of the two, I would get the Fender. I prefer it’s tone, string spacing, looks and resale market.

    But I’d really get a StingRay Special 5. Because... I like it better than the Fender.

    But you’re not me, so get what you like to play and prefer tone-wise.
  7. Keger Jupit

    Keger Jupit Inactive

    May 10, 2018
    The Great PNW!!
    The Fender will likely have better resale value, if that matters to you. The Ibanez likely has a broader palette of tones to choose from, if that matters to you.

    ...hmm, I just read that back to myself...I haven't really helped at all...what would a smart person say?

    I know, buy both!

    I would buy the Ibanez... ;)
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  8. Mariela Uribe

    Mariela Uribe

    Sep 11, 2018
  9. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    Try a Sadowsky Metro Express. So much more bass for the money.
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