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Best Basses Under $400????!!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bordinco90, Dec 12, 2011.


  1. bordinco90

    bordinco90

    Dec 7, 2011
    Louisiana
    I got another thread for you guys. What in your opinion is the best bass for under $400?
     
  2. Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)
     
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  4. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Minnesota
    you might want to specify used, new ... four, five ... etc ...

    ... the definitive answer if you are thinking new ... any used $6-700 new street price bass :)
     
  5. Crystalman85

    Crystalman85

    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    In my opinion, the Ibanez soundgear basses, and the peavey millennium basses. I currently own a peavey millennium bxp 5-string bass and it sounds totally awesome. it's a definite keeper. and I am planning on purchasing an Ibanez sr305 sometime soon.
     
  6. bordinco90

    bordinco90

    Dec 7, 2011
    Louisiana
    I was thinking new. I was looking at the Squire Classic Vibe P-bass.
     
  7. There is no best bass for 400 bucks, just many different ones.
     
  8. EagleMoon

    EagleMoon

    Jul 13, 2007
    Wexford, PA
    Those are great. You can't beat them for the price.
     
  9. domestique

    domestique

    Sep 5, 2011
    PA
  10. waleross

    waleross

    Nov 27, 2009
    South Florida
    Take your money, go to a GC or a SamAsh and play all of the basses for $400 and you decide. Then try out the $800 and up basses. You might just decide to save more money and hold off. +1 on the Mex. Fenders.....................:cool:
     
  11. I've tried and tried to hear a difference between my mexican and all the US passive models and I just cant. so far the only difference is when I play my Mexican-made Jazz, I get hungry for Taco Bell.
     
  12. IMO the best new bass for under $400 would have to be one of the Squier Classic Vibes, I could write a book on how much I like mine.
     
  13. Lennihems

    Lennihems

    Apr 20, 2011
    Not sure it's the best bass as I had to have the tone pots replaced as they seemed unresponsive, but I would not part with my Washburn T24 which I got for sub $400 Australian dollars.
     
  14. GBBSbassist

    GBBSbassist

    Nov 23, 2010
    Chicago
    Used Musicman SUB Stingray if you can find one. I bought mine for 220 with HS case.
     
  15. I'd vote for the new Fender Modern Player Jaguar bass at $399.00...
     
  16. Squier Matt Freeman sig Precision. It's so well made and plays fantastic.
     
  17. I have no doubt in MY mind that the best (new) bass for under $400 is:

    Squier Classic Vibe 60's P Bass

    The vintage frets and near flawless construction results in a bass that plays like "buttah"

    (I never understood when people said their bass plays like buttah until I played this one)

    I can spend hours playing this thing without hand fatigue - and the sound is perfect.

    China is really showing off to the world by building stuff like this at this price - Get One!
     
  18. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    ^ Yup!
     



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