Your top pick - following the company’s gold medal for the ES-335 in the best electric guitar under £300 category, and just pipping Squier’s Classic Vibe 60s Jazz Bass to the post with 20% of the vote - is… the Epiphone Thunderbird.
“Offering a new slant on a classic look, Epi’s Thunderbird is capable of delivering full-on, menacing sounds and traditional tones. All in all, it’s a great rock bass”. (Read the full Epiphone Ltd Edition Thunderbird IV Bass review)
Why you love it:
"In my humble opinion, the best bass guitar (that I know of) under £300 is the Epiphone Thunderbird. It looks great and the one I used to play was perfect for pretty much everything I needed it for. A top notch, versatile beauty." (From Gary via email, thanks)
"Epi Thunderbird, without a shadow..." (Thanks, Dave)
"I'm a late comer to this debate, I know, but I have to big up the Epiphone Thunderbird. Our bassist uses one and it's surely the coolest looking bass around?!" (Thanks, alonetogether)