|FatBottomThump ||12-16-2012 01:07 PM |
Best "Affordable" Basses
Shootout between Squier, Yamaha, Brice, Ursa, Hadean, and Xaviere. Post your thoughts and experiences. Please vote. :smug:
|PaulNYC ||12-16-2012 01:23 PM |
How is ibanez, one of the most popular manufacturers not on this poll.
|alexlocurto ||12-16-2012 01:54 PM |
Squier Deluxe Active Jazz. Those are great. :D
|Kmonk ||12-16-2012 02:08 PM |
I have yet to play any Squier that I liked. I have played some lower priced Yamaha and Ibanez which sounded and played great.
|WoodyG3 ||12-16-2012 02:08 PM |
SX missing, too.
|hdracer ||12-16-2012 02:13 PM |
You left out Epiphone.
The Allen Woody is great
The new Thunderbird Classic IV is a fantastic bass for the money.
More famous musicians play Epiphone's then all the other low and mid priced instruments put together.
|Diesel Kilgore ||12-16-2012 02:20 PM |
There are alot of affordable basses out there. The Sterling SUBs, Schecter Raidens, Ibanez Gios, Peaveys, Danelectro, etc....
I own 2 cheapies right now (Squier Jag and Ibanez GSR200) and both are solid. For the price I paid used for both I could get a new GSR. I am extremely happy and would take them both anywhere. I wouldnt compare them to high priced finer quality instruments, but they serve my needs on a budget. Get alot of compliments on the Squier for its look and feel from other musician friends.
|gjbassist ||12-16-2012 03:02 PM |
Originally Posted by WoodyG3
SX missing, too.
I think Ursa is the SX.
|kellyrojo ||12-16-2012 03:03 PM |
Dumb poll. BRice but no p v or ibanez
|Steveaux ||12-16-2012 03:06 PM |
No "Carrots" option ... poll is invalid.
|SuperSnake2012 ||12-16-2012 03:12 PM |
Just picked up a Squier VM P bass on Craigslist. Amazing bass. I used to own a '78 P, and I think this bass plays and sounds better in every way. I'm blown away by it.
|Marial ||12-16-2012 03:19 PM |
Squire VM series. I continue to be blown away by how good my fretless jazz is. After a proper set-up it just sounds fantastic.
|lpcarter ||12-16-2012 04:20 PM |
people who broke their teeth in on Ibanez are obviously a little upset...that would have been my vote, too ;)
Otherwise, Squier VM is cool. That wasn't around back when I was a kid.
|SBassman ||12-16-2012 04:22 PM |
Poll should have had Ibanez. Ibanez low end basses are fantastic.
Among those you listed, I picked Squier. They definitely win the
Most Improved award. Great stuff these days.
|deste ||12-16-2012 04:26 PM |
Yamaha and Ibanez offer a wide range of possibilities (in terms of look, feel, sound, versatility) at any price, and they keep some resale value.
I like Squier CV (I own two), but they may not be the right choice for a modern sound. I usually suggest Yamaha or Ibanez to starters.
|superjesus ||12-16-2012 04:31 PM |
I've played and been impressed with numerous Squier instruments over the last few years. Squier, IMO, is light years beyond the abysmal reputation they had 10+ years ago. For the price, Squier's are generally outstanding.
That said, I've also played a few Squier dogs. I still wouldn't buy a Squier sight unseen. But by and large, the good outweigh the bad by quite a lot.
|pacojas ||12-16-2012 05:45 PM |
WARNING: poll is broken, please delete & repost!
ps: Ibanez rules the budget market!:hyper:
|plankspanker13 ||12-16-2012 05:49 PM |
The SBMM SUB series needs representation, in this poll. I've had good experiences with some of the more recent Squiers, but the SBMM SUB Ray4 is quite an eye-opener, and blows them off the map. Let's not forget the Peavey Millenium BXP line, either.
|kleinenenten ||12-16-2012 06:07 PM |
Agree with anybody saying Ibanez! The BEST low price bass you can buy!
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