So I met up with some old band mates for a jam tonight and now it looks like I’m playing bass in a stoner meets post-rock sort of instrumental band, despite not actually owning a bass guitar at present.
Looking for something as cheap as possible (as in under £200, preferably lower) that’ll be solid enough in tone and tuning stability for rehearsals and recording. I like slim necks with narrow nut/string spacing. I had a Squier P-Bass and the chunky wide neck gave me hand cramps. Switched to a Jaguar bass which felt great but I didn’t like the short scale tone - all my recordings just sounded a bit limp with it. Would I be better off with a Squier Affinity Jazz?
I also like the look of Sterling Sub Ray 4, however the one I borrowed for tonight’s practice was a Sub Ray 5 and it seemed a bit dull and characterless in tone compared to a P.
Are the Harley Benton jazz basses worth a look or in this price range might as well stick to Squier?