Best Bass Brands

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1Ibanez

you kno, it depends on what kinda genre you are playing. go for fender if you are playing soft rock, or jazz. if you play metal, ibanez is the best. ibanez has the truly solid sound and clear sounds.

Ibanez is easily the best bass brand for metal. Just looks at all of the insane sponsors it has. Paul Grey, Fieldy, Mike /d'antonio. If you play metal, this is the bass you wanna get.

I watched videos of all these bass brands, but this one has got to sound the coolest out of all the others. Ibanez rocks!

Just amazing

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2Fender

They have the Precision and the Jazz, my two favorite basses

It's beast and cool. Great sound and comfortable.

For pure bass tone, nothing touches Fender.

Own a Deluxe Jazz bass that plays great

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3Warwick

Any company that mainly focuses on Bass is good for me. Robert Trujillo uses Warwick and the tone are amazing. I think this should be number 1 or 2. I've used Ibanez basses too. Warwick and Ibanez best in the business.

Nothing beats the sound of wood. Warwick proves it.

c'mon warwick is the best!.. carvin and rickenbacker are good too!

I love warwick sound

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4Spector

Great for grunge/metal. Ranging from the Mike Starr sound to the Rex Brown sound. This will be the second bass brand I'll buy probably.

These are no bad spector basses

Really? Schecter made the top 10 before Spector? Spector would blow most of the top ten out of the water!

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5ESP

Saying which bass is best is completely stupid! It all depends on the STYLE of music you play. I can buy a 5 thousand dollar Warwick and its NOT going to sound better than a ESP bass if I'm playing Metal music. Each genre should have their own top 10

Forget saying ESP can't handle jazz or softer styles. Sure it can hit some metal riffs. But I have gotten sweet, rich tones from the same ESP bass just as easily. A good bassist can get tones for any style out of basses as well made as you get from ESP.

Very good for metal. Not great for anything lighter, but still sound amazing. Can get some great Metallica sounds out off them.

THE BEST. I really like their designs.

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6Music Man

Fender and Musicman are the best. I mean they made legendary basses like EB Stingray, Fender Precision, Fender Jazz Bass. Rickenbacker 4001 bass and Gibson Thunderbird are also amazing

I have a stingray 5, I treat it as if it was my child. Amazing basses with amazing tones, nothing more you can say than that really. You can't go wrong with Musicman

why isn't this in the first place? haven't you ever heard a stingray or what?
too, a sterling? a bongo? , a GAME CHANGER?

The Stingray is king of bass

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7Rickenbacker

The best and most diverse... Get your list right!

Come on this should be on number 1.

Ric 4001/4003 can give you that Squire/Lee treble punch, the Lemmy grunge, or the Macca flat wound mellowness. An extremely high quality and versatile instrument.

Nothing looks or sounds like a Ric, period.

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8Schecter

Schecter make extremely comfortable guitars and basses with great clean and distorted tones

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9Gibson

Gibson give a great tone of sound. The Epiphone's aren't that bad either. The thunderbird is beautiful.

Got a dark sounding thunderbird. No words when it comes to the studio

They are awesome and I love the sound of mine
It is AWESOME

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10Dean

I have a metalman ML and its seriously amazing. the dean humbucker sounds beautiful with deep growling that cuts through the music. value for money is second to none. looks fantastic

The Contenders

11Lakland

I have 2 Lakland's and have played many others including some "boutique" basses and still find me always digging out my trusty Lakland's night after night at my shows. I have a Skyline 55-01 with Nordstrand PU's and the OBP-3 Pre and a straight up stock Lakland 55-94 that are the best work horses I have ever played. Nice work on the basses and keep up the great craftsmanship y'all!

12Peavey

I tried 2 peaveys and 2 ibanez basses on the same day, I liked 1 of each. I've never heard a Precision pick up sound so punchy and nice.

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13Yamaha

I've had a 4string Yamaha bass for years and it has clear sound and an excellent neck

Yamaha bass guitar sound is really good have one bass guitar really good

Yamaha has nice sound its cute and nice

Better than gibson

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14Washburn

I might get this bass so please comment.

15B.C. Rich

Best basses for any genre from my experience. Tonal variety is absolutely endless.

16MTD

I love the design of the grip on the fretboard. The reducer bulge and curve at the back makes playing on stage or in the studio for long hours such a relief. MTD designs totally rock and because I play different styles, I don’t have to switch guitars on stage. With one instrument, I can easily adjust my tone as the style of music changes from funk to soul, RnB, hip-hop and even Jazz. I LOVE MY MTD

Mochael Tobias,Master luthier,MTD includes buzz feitdn tuning system for perfect intonation on all the frets

17Cort

I have a Cort GB34A Bass and It has an awesome sound. Try it and you wont regret it!

I think this bass will make diferece! I have one and is amazing! Try it, you wont regrate! To play any kind of music aslo good price!

I have a Cort GB-JB and I've been using it for four years now! Cort basses are great in terms of quality and value for money. :D

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18Sadowsky

I have a metroline j vintange style and it beats any other bass I own or ever played in every aspect. Of course it is a matter of taste at the end but this basses are pure quality. Not a single defect and everything is how you expect. I never saw electronics like those ever in my life, not in lakland, musicman, prs and certainly not fender (as much as I love American p bass).

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