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Which bass to compliment my SR1206?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mfbolton, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Fender Road Worn 50's Precision Bass

  2. Squier Classic Vibe 60's Precision Bass

  3. Fender Pawn Shop Reverse Jaguar Bass

  4. Fender Blacktop Jazz Bass

  5. Fender Modern Player Telecaster Bass

  6. Fender Mustang Bass

  7. Ibanez ATK800 Bass

  1. mfbolton

    mfbolton Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    St. Louis, MO
    Planning to get a second bass to compliment my Ibanez SR1206. I just started up with a new band doing mostly covers. A really broad range of music though (311 to Paul Simon to Dr. Dre to Weezer, etc). Check out the basses I'm thinking about in the poll and let me know what you think.

  2. I think contrasting basses is a great way to get the most out of your gear. Try a P, good luck! :)
  3. Bassist Jay

    Bassist Jay Commercial User

    Dec 28, 2009
    Sterling, CO.
    Music Man Bongo! Your SR 1206 will become your back up bass.
  4. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    I voted ATK800E Premium

    I play an SRXXV Anniversary (very much a Premium just Padauk top instead of Ovangkol) in my original material Thrash Metal band, and an ATK200 Limited in my allround rockcover outfit

    I just use different tuning (one full step down with thrashmetal/regular with alternative rock) different pedalboard setup (Tech21 SansAmp deluxe bassdriver and Ibanez ToneLok PhatEd for thrashmetal, Tech21 deluxe VTbass and Ibanez bass tubescreamer for all rock's) and finally different head+cab (Trace Elliot AH3007 and Peavey TVX410 for thrash and Gallien Krueger BL600 and Crate BT410 for rock)

    But the bass choice, let alone many other alternatives under my belt, is the one I described you

  5. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    Unless you need the specific sound of a p or tele or the look... I'd go for the ATK. That would be the most versatile from the list.
  6. seang15


    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
    ATK hands down. For the music you describe, and so much more.
  7. I'd go for a P or a P/J, but a different brand than the one you listed....
  8. mfbolton

    mfbolton Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    St. Louis, MO
    Thanks for the input so far, keep it coming!
  9. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    The 1206 is a great bass IME. I briefly had a 1205 and the components and quality of these basses are similar to a $3000-4000 bass IMO.

    I would definitely look at something completely different tonally.. likely a P
  10. Jazz with flats.
  11. mfbolton

    mfbolton Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    St. Louis, MO
    If not Fender, then who? I've had a couple Yamaha P/J's and was not overly pleased with them. My biggest gripe was the J pickup, which on those is not easily changeable.
  12. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Why not the Ibanez ATK 805?


    Having a Low B string is always good in a coverband :p
  13. bassplayer9512


    Sep 26, 2011
    Just played a road worn 50's and it played really well but i still liked the sound and feel of the jaguar bass. I thought it was going to suck because it looked cool and like most fenders I experienced the cooler it looked to more disappointed I was with it. The reverse jag bass honestly shocked me. I was playing both through a markbass 2x10 and little mark tube
  14. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    That wood pickguard looks awesome!

    I voted for the Telebass because I think they are cool, but realistically would probably buy a P/J if I did not have a Fender.


    Aug 1, 2010
    I think the CV neck P is a lot more Ibanezzy than the RW P, so if you love your SR neck you'd probably mesh really well with that one. Otherwise, the RW P, Reverse Jag, and Blacktop Jazz are all great options if you're gassing for a Fender.

    (Also, jelly of your Ibanez. Choosing between my Marcus Miller 4 and an SR1206 is one of the hardest choices I've ever made on a piece of gear.)
  16. mfbolton

    mfbolton Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    St. Louis, MO
    I didn't put any 5 strings on the list because I can use my SR1206 for songs that demand the low B, C and D's.
  17. But not necessarily with that tone... I agree, the 5-string ATK would be my choice in this situation. Get that music man tonal family, but still have the low B if you want it. I've got a 7 (fretted) and a 6 (fretless), and will be adding a music man stingray 5HH and a 5 string EUB in the near future. Always good to have that extra range IMO.
  18. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012