If you want a player, i highly recommend building exactly what you want from parts. My main bass is a parts build that cost less than $300.
I love making parts basses, I get to make my own memories with it right from when the body arrives in the mail. With my main bass I can say: "this body fell off the paint hook and landed in a pile of dusty horse shat while I was spraying clear" "that huge gouge in the back is from my very first rock gig, after that I was careful about my belt selection" "those dents are from falling down some bleachers during high school pep band" "the hairline cracks are from sitting in my car for a few weeks" and much much more.
The beauty of a parts build is that you don't have to take a Pre assembled bass and mod it to how you like. And it really isn't that hard to do a build this way.
Fretless club #585
Last edited by Stilettoprefer : 11-18-2012 at 11:24 PM.