Which should I get?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Circus, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. I know I should go play each one and decide for myself which to get, and I will, just wanted to hear what others thought as well. I am working as much as I can this summer, and once I pay for school this year, want to get a new setup. I am in a band who is really starting to play alot of little gigs, and starting to get into some bigger ones (big to me anyway :) ). These are the basses I was thinking of, either musicman stingray, rick, or possibly a F j-bass. We play kind of an alternative hard rock style, kinda hard to explain in words. Right now I am still using my old peavy foundation Which I baught used 3 years ago when I started.
  2. For a kind of Hard rock I would recommend Musicman or Ric.
  3. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    music man or Ric. i;d go for ric because they look so cool and are so tonal. i saw Teen Idols in manchester a few weeks ago, their bassist had a jet-glo ric 4003 and a svt (cant remember which one) powering 2 8x10 cabinets. it looks amazing, realy wall of speakers effect and sounded SO good. really cut through the other instruments. loved it. shame about the female bassist :'( minger tbh :bassist:

    edit/ that last comment probably devalued my post in the eyes of others didnt it :p
  4. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    The Mitten
    Those are all good basses, I play a Ric and Spector, but like all you listed..that's like chosing which Sweedish Bakini team member you like better, you got to try em out first before you decide because they are all good. Make sure you play it through your head when trying them out so you can hear how it sounds through your equipment.
  5. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    Another vote fo rthe Ric- the Ric tone will cut through quite well in a heavier band with dominant guitars (if this is the case).
  6. tim4003


    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    You just can't go wrong with a RIC!