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Which bass to choose?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Philemon, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. Philemon


    Apr 10, 2014
  2. raventepes


    Jan 7, 2012
    Reno, NV
    Go with the Music Man. A friend of mine plays one, and honestly, if I were a 4-string kind of guy, I'd jump one one. Great tone...
  3. Guinness20


    Jan 24, 2013
    Liverpool, UK
    Yeah go mm. Considered that jazz before I got my stingray. Looks beautiful and feels great, but personally don't like the passive tone. Because of that I figured I'd always leave it on active - to all intense and purposes it may as well have been an active bass for the way I'd have used it. That being the case, the stingray knocked it out of the park.
  4. bluesdogblues


    Nov 13, 2007
    I never try both of them.

    Maybe it's only me, but as I am a fan and user of Fender basses exclusively, I never like Fender 5 string basses that I've ever tried, except maybe the Roscoe Beck 5 ..
    that Musicman looks and reviewed good,.but....4 string (?)..
    do you have to compare Fender 5 string bass with Musicman 4 string bass?
    Because if it's for 4 string bass, perhaps I'll prefer Fender.
    Anyone is different tho
  5. Leon SX

    Leon SX

    Jan 5, 2014
    These two basses are not in the same level, fender seems to be better than SBMM

    but that depends on which tone u like, so i think you can search youtube, there r many viedoes of these two basses

    hope that can help u
  6. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Fender american deluxe Jazz V natural

    It's a natural Fender (ever appealin')
    it's a Jazz bass (smart and versatile)
    it's a 5er (additional low B)
    it's an active/passive live/studio workhorse of a bass

  7. Oman


    Mar 4, 2013
    Play both basses if possible, and decide which one you like the best. I've played many basses, and all of them were preferred by a certain amount of other players, but not all of them spoke to my style or preferences. Others can tell you what they like or dislike, but only you can determine what you like. Play what you feel!
  8. Philemon


    Apr 10, 2014
    Well thanks all for your feedback. I played both, of course I agree both bass are of different categories. The Fender is definitely more versatile and powerful, but it comes with a different price tag. Was just thinking is it worth the extra $1000+ for the Fender.
  9. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Why not look at the US model Stingrays?