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Re: Which Fender P-Bass?

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Posted by Brak on June 11, 2001 at 15:02:35:

In Reply to: Which Fender P-Bass? posted by Keith on June 11, 2001 at 13:13:27:

If I was you and was looking for a bass around $300 I'd probably not buy a fender bass... Unlike guitars, there are other brands then fender and gibson that makes them ;)

You can find quite good basses from Ibanez and Yamaha for that price.
A few that's pretty good for the price (in my opinion) is Ibanez GSR200.

Ibanez SR300DX it has active pickups which in my opinion is nice.

Yamaha's BBG4S. A bit more expensive, but it's a deacent bass.

Well, look around for good deals. Don't get stuck up on a particular brand.

By the way, I don't know how advanced your home studio is, but I'd reccomend looking into the bass POD from Line6. It will lift the bass sound alot in the studio, especially if you don't have expensive equipment.


: I am a guitarist but I frequently record my own bass tracks in my home studio. I am tired of borrowing basses and was thinking of purchasing a Fender P-Bass and I don't want to spend a lot of $$$$ (would like to stay around $300).

: Which one should I buy or look for as there are so many variations (I am not opposed to used or new)? I have seen the Mexican P-Basses for around $300 new. Are they any good? I remember my friends Squire copies or Strats and Teles were pretty awful. Sound (rather than playability) are most important as it will only be used for recording mostly simple bass parts. Thanks.

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