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I'm looking into getting 1 of these 3 B.C Rich Basses:

First - B.C Rich WMD 5 string Widow

Second - B.C Rich Virgin 4 Bass

Third - B.C Rich Virgo 5 string Bass

They all have a sound I really like, but which would be better for a dark toned blues/alternative rock band?

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closed as primarily opinion-based by awe, Shevliaskovic, Dr Mayhem Jan 31 at 10:57

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I would get a Fender Jazz or Precision Bass or a Warwick for an dark toned blues/alternative rock –  Shevliaskovic Jan 31 at 9:42
    
@Shevliaskovic thats the best way i could describe our sound... but if you know of a band called 'Die So fluid' thats closer to our sound. The bassist uses a G&L Tribute bass guitar... I play in a Gothic/Metal style, thats why I'm interested in B.C Rich. –  DNgentle Jan 31 at 9:48
    
Well then. I would get the 5 string bass (with a low B) because that'll help you with the darker sound you want. I haven't really played with a B.C Rich,so I can't tell you about the models you mentioned, but the 5th string would help –  Shevliaskovic Jan 31 at 9:49
    
@Shevliaskovic Thanks, the widow has that particular sound. –  DNgentle Jan 31 at 9:53
    
I'm with Shev on the 5 string idea, that low B really helps. However, I'm working with a B-E-A-D strung 4 string bass, with the idea that some bassists don't want 5 strings.There's a thought . –  Tim Jan 31 at 9:57

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