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Which one?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mcblahflooper94, Jan 27, 2013.

Which one?

Poll closed Feb 3, 2013.
  1. Ibanez SR1200 (PJ model)

    13 vote(s)
  2. G&L SB-2 American

    33 vote(s)
  3. Yamaha BB424x

    6 vote(s)
  4. Fender Precision California Series

    49 vote(s)
  1. mcblahflooper94


    Aug 31, 2011
    Which one of these would you choose:
    A. Ibanez SR1200 (PJ model)
    B. G&L SB-2 American
    C. Yamaha BB424x
    D. Fender Precision California Series


    EDIT: I uploaded some pics so you guys could know the models I'm talking about.

    Attached Files:

  2. steamthief


    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    I voted for the Fender. I have one, installed a dual coil Fralin in the bridge, and it's been a keeper since I bought it new in '99.

    The neck through Yamaha looks pretty sweet, though. Is it active? Your preferred styles and what tones you're looking to get will probably generate more commentary.
  3. mcblahflooper94


    Aug 31, 2011
    The one in the picture? It's the Ibanez. I do believe it's passive.
  4. sevdog

    sevdog Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    Got to be the G&L or Ibanez...2 different beasts despite the pj configs. Get both.
  5. happyg


    Sep 17, 2011
    Out of the ones listed, I'd choose the G&L. But, that's just me. I love the feel of the G&L neck.
  6. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    i play a one year old sb-2, it's so easy to play, cuts through anything, and it stays in tune for a surreal amount of time, plus it's light
  7. I think it has the vari-mid 3band EQ. That's the one I'd pick because of the nice slim neck, smaller body, and 3band EQ.
  8. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    The Fender might have a better resale value, if that mean anything to ya.

  9. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Well, secondhand, Ibanez P/J SR1200: VariMid electronics with reverse wound split pickup let you sit in every band mix with ease and authoritative presence.

  10. Tvrtko


    Dec 27, 2002
    South of the USA
    1. No "-ez" guitars in my house.
    2. Yamaha is the most quality consistent manufacturer in the industry.

    My vote for Yamaha.
  11. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin' Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    I'm a P guy, so I voted for Fender. I hurt my shoulder last week, and wanted to minimize schlepping, so at band practice today I borrowed the Ibanez bass that was already there. Not good. It sounded sort of OK, but the percussionist, who is used to the P cutting through loud and clear, complained she couldn't hear me, even with it turned 'way up. And the ergonomics were dreadful. My shoulder feels worse now than when I left to go play.

    No thanks. I'll carry the P along, next time.:D
  12. mcblahflooper94


    Aug 31, 2011
    The SB-2? The SB-2 only has two volume knobs per pickup, no tone. Heh.
  13. It's an older SR 1200. It should be active. It's a nice bass.
  14. mcblahflooper94


    Aug 31, 2011
    That's what I thought too, but I never saw anyone say it was/didn't see a cavity for the battery on the back of the body. But I guess I know now.
  15. I mean, it's used so it's possible that it's gutted and changed out to passive. Originally, it was active. With it being an older model, it may not have the separate battery box.
  16. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Im gonna say the Fender, only because I loathe Ibanez necks and the G&L SB not having a tone knob always bothered me (kind of presumptuous on their part, like they are saying "we know best and you dont need a tone knob, silly fool".