I am not a bass player but I'm looking to upgrade my current crap bass guitar which I use for recording to something decent. I never really had any experience with bass guitars, the best thing I've played is a 4 string 90's SR.
I need a 5 stringer and I've been looking at what Ibanez has to offer at that price point, most notably the SR505 and the SRA505. I've been looking at used stuff as well but I'm pretty clueless about I should be looking for. I don't really care about specs, I just want something that has a fast neck, is easy enough to play for a non bassist and has a good sound, preferably for forging metal It will be used only for recording and nothing else.
Surely I'm not picky am I?
I would hands down recommend an SR505 or 506, not sure what prices BTB's are over there, but the BTB's are killer as well. I've wanted a BTB676 for aaaaaaaages.