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Best "Affordable" Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FatBottomThump, Dec 16, 2012.

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Best "Affordable" Basses?

  1. Squier

    143 vote(s)
    66.8%
  2. Yamaha

    58 vote(s)
    27.1%
  3. Xaviere

    2 vote(s)
    0.9%
  4. Brice

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  5. Ursa

    9 vote(s)
    4.2%
  6. Hadean

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  1. FatBottomThump

    FatBottomThump

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    Shootout between Squier, Yamaha, Brice, Ursa, Hadean, and Xaviere. Post your thoughts and experiences. Please vote. :smug:
  2. PaulNYC

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    How is ibanez, one of the most popular manufacturers not on this poll.
  3. alexlocurto

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    Squier Deluxe Active Jazz. Those are great. :D
  4. exidor

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  5. Kmonk

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    I have yet to play any Squier that I liked. I have played some lower priced Yamaha and Ibanez which sounded and played great.
  6. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3 Supporting Member

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    SX missing, too.
  7. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

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    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.
  8. Diesel Kilgore

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    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.
  9. gjbassist

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    I think Ursa is the SX.
  10. kellyrojo

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    Dumb poll. BRice but no p v or ibanez
  11. Steveaux

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    No "Carrots" option ... poll is invalid.
  12. SuperSnake2012

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    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.
  13. Marial

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    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.
  14. lpcarter

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    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.
  15. SBassman

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    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.
  16. deste

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    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.
  17. superjesus

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    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.
  18. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN" Supporting Member

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    WARNING: poll is broken, please delete & repost!

    ps: Ibanez rules the budget market!:hyper:
  19. plankspanker13

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    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.
  20. kleinenenten

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    Agree with anybody saying Ibanez! The BEST low price bass you can buy!

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