Bonus 3: Putting It Together

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Gary Conder - January 29, 2019 Reply

Hi Jonathon,

I’m just picking up the base guitar. I have an Ibenez that I paid $100 for about 10 years ago, and I’ve never tried to play it until now. It doesn’t work. Something wrong there.

Anyway, I love your bass guitar. It’s gorgeous. I can’t tell the brand. You’ve convinced me to get a 5 string. So I’m just wondering (disregard price)… What is the best Bass guitar I can buy? I don’t mind spending the money, if the quality is there.
Thank you….

    Jonathan Boettcher - January 29, 2019 Reply

    Hi Gary, thanks! The bass in the video on this page is an Ibanez Prestige SR-1005. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT.

    Well worth the money – I bought mine used and saved hundreds. If you can’t find one locally, you might check Reverb.com or Ebay. I don’t know too much about the model numbers, but I believe the 800 series and up to be very good quality. I suspect the lower model numbers are built in a different factory or something – I could be wrong on that, if you’re interested in them I’m sure you could find a good write-up online.

    If you’re going 5 string, I love the Ibanez so much because of the narrow neck. If you try other brands, in most cases they’re a lot wider. In some cases, a LOT wider. The Ibanez really suits my style of playing though – I have several friends who are completely sold on them as well.

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