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Buying a "Toss around bass" need opinions

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by moe., Feb 3, 2013.


  1. ESP LTD / B-50FM

    14 vote(s)
    36.8%
  2. "TOBY" Tobias (Epiphone)

    5 vote(s)
    13.2%
  3. 4 string Carrot hollowbody.... :^)

    19 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. moe.

    moe.

    Jun 22, 2008
    Crete, Illinois
    Hey all I've got two choices here...

    A: ESP-LTD B-50FM

    -OR-

    B: "TOBY" by TOBIAS (Epiphone)

    THANKS !!!!
     
  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    ESP. I at least know what they look like...sort of.
     
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  4. Carrotts. There a lot of better root veetables that are cheaper and as good as ESP or Toby., Epiphone, chimese fender, MM SUB. There are a lot of under $200 bases nowdays that are nice players plus cheap enough that you won't worry about getting dinged up.
     
  5. GreaserMatt

    GreaserMatt

    Sep 4, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    I've had an old 80s kramer striker p bass for like 23 years now, & it's my 'beater'; playing a questionable gig? Take the beater & leave the vintage p bass at home, LOL
     
  6. Astreaux

    Astreaux

    Aug 31, 2012
    Krutonia
    Check Rondo Music and take a look at the SX Basses... Solid bodies and cheap...
     
  7. sven kalmar

    sven kalmar

    Apr 29, 2009
  8. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    given the two choices i would go with ESP...recently purchased the Tody deluxe...and it needed a lot of work out of the box...

    of the two the ESP is the better buy...own a few ESP basses and they are all great...really under rated basses...

    Recently bought my son the B-55 for christmas it was excellent right out of the box
     
  9. Out of those choices I'd get the LTD.
    But I'd probably get an SX and maybe try and get a hold of one of their older necks, with the nice looking headstocks.
     
  10. Astreaux

    Astreaux

    Aug 31, 2012
    Krutonia
    +1 I have a nice F204... One of my favorites to play...
     
  11. topo morto

    topo morto

    Mar 22, 2010
    Lloegyr
    Find something that's already dinged up, yet still a player. That way you know it can take your... er... tossing.
     
  12. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    This. Might I suggest a pre-abused p-bass? They make mighty fine war clubs.
     
  13. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I wouldn't toss around either one of those got to be something cheaper.
     
  14. Is it something you'll destroy at a show? Something you'll mess around with as far as electronics go? Not sure what you mean by toss around, I guess.
     



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