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

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

  1. bordinco90

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    I got another thread for you guys. What in your opinion is the best bass for under $400?
  2. c2thej2theizzo

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    Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)
  3. tjh

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    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 :)
  4. Crystalman85

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    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.
  5. bordinco90

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    I was thinking new. I was looking at the Squire Classic Vibe P-bass.
  6. lousybassplayer

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    There is no best bass for 400 bucks, just many different ones.
  7. EagleMoon

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    Those are great. You can't beat them for the price.
  8. domestique

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    Used G&L Tribute
  9. waleross

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    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:
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  11. c2thej2theizzo

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    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. TylerSteiz

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    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

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    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

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    Used Musicman SUB Stingray if you can find one. I bought mine for 220 with HS case.
  15. Rob Martinez

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    Hofner Icon.
  16. BulbousMoses

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    I'd vote for the new Fender Modern Player Jaguar bass at $399.00...
  17. bassclef216

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    Squier Matt Freeman sig Precision. It's so well made and plays fantastic.
  18. C.Linton

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    Squier VM's
  19. SolarMan

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    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!
  20. bassbully

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

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    ^ Yup!

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