Best "Affordable" Basses

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

  1. Squier

    143 vote(s)
  2. Yamaha

    58 vote(s)
  3. Xaviere

    2 vote(s)
  4. Brice

    1 vote(s)
  5. Ursa

    9 vote(s)
  6. Hadean

    1 vote(s)
  1. FatBottomThump


    Dec 14, 2012
    Shootout between Squier, Yamaha, Brice, Ursa, Hadean, and Xaviere. Post your thoughts and experiences. Please vote. :smug:
  2. PaulNYC


    Apr 2, 2009
    New York, NY
    i got paid for a gig once.
    How is ibanez, one of the most popular manufacturers not on this poll.
  3. Squier Deluxe Active Jazz. Those are great. :D
  4. exidor


    Jul 10, 2011
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  6. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    I have yet to play any Squier that I liked. I have played some lower priced Yamaha and Ibanez which sounded and played great.
  7. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    SX missing, too.
  8. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    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.
  9. 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.
  10. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    I think Ursa is the SX.
  11. kellyrojo


    Feb 16, 2011
    South Carolina
    Dumb poll. BRice but no p v or ibanez
  12. No "Carrots" option ... poll is invalid.
  13. SuperSnake2012

    SuperSnake2012 floppy b strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    Bronx, NY
    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.
  14. Marial

    Marial Synthlandia Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2011
    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.
  15. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
    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.
  16. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    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.
  17. deste


    Sep 14, 2009
    Bologna, Italy, Europe
    Endorsing Artist: GullanskyLab pickups
    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.
  18. 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.
  19. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    WARNING: poll is broken, please delete & repost!

    ps: Ibanez rules the budget market!:hyper:
  20. 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.
  21. Agree with anybody saying Ibanez! The BEST low price bass you can buy!