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Cheap Unique Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kazz3lrath, Feb 7, 2013.


  1. Kazz3lrath

    Kazz3lrath

    Jan 5, 2012
    What is the most unique bass I can get for less than $200? I have a thing for really weird instruments.
     
  2. St Drogo

    St Drogo

    Oct 9, 2009
    Netherlands
    That's a difficult question, because mostly uniqueness is tied to a high price. To lower the price, a bass would either have to be made in a productionline, or made with cheap components by a hobbyist. So if it's in fact uniqueness you are after, your best option might be to make one yourself. Which is not meant to dismiss your question; making your own instrument out of an old table or perhaps a discarded cabinet or two can be a very fun experience, and i'm betting you'd learn quite a bit. Not just how to build a bass, but also understanding how it's constructed and what makes basses tick. Plus, you can make any style you want. it's very punk rock. I still want to try that someday.

    Making your own bass might not be the most practical cjoice of course. So maybe you want an off the shelf bass with a funny shape or something. First thing that comes to mind there are things like explorers, flying v's and such. I started playing guitar on a dean ML, i don't know if they make a bass model.

    Or you could go for a squier hello kitty bass.

    That's just from the top of my head. There are loads of funny shaped basses. Others are bound to have more suggestions. Good luck!
     
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  4. Kazz3lrath

    Kazz3lrath

    Jan 5, 2012
    I think we have a winner.
     
  5. Dean makes the neon bass...
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    Or alternatively, there's searching for used stuff.
     
  6. hernameisrio

    hernameisrio

    Sep 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    Or get a generic-looking cheap bass and paint it...that's what I did with my fretless. It's basically the same color as the neon green bass that Dean makes...
     
  7. Meddle

    Meddle

    Jul 27, 2009
    Scotland
    Danelectro!!
     
  8. dabbler

    dabbler

    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
  9. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
    Wishbass? They are pretty special.

    I also saw an angry birds bass somewhere, but I cant remeber where!
     
  10. Abaroa

    Abaroa

    Apr 27, 2010
    Mexico
    there is no hello kitty bass.. the fender bass has Badtz Maru on it.. even cooler!.. Kawaii!!!
     
  11. Darren Low

    Darren Low

    Sep 28, 2012
    Australia
    This thread should be interesting
     
  12. IwantAP

    IwantAP

    Jan 11, 2013
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    I have an acrylic bass. cheap and looks cool. Still hoping to get Dan Armstrong someday, but it is just way too expensive.
     

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  13. Definitely!
     
  14. I picked this up in a pawnshop about 2 yrs. ago. I got it because it just stands out and it different. You don't see too many Kramer Hot Pink P/J basses. I paid $129 out the door. I don't know if this is weird enough for you. Just a thought.:smug:

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  15. iovar

    iovar

    May 7, 2011
    Chania, Crete
  16. That was my first reaction, but it's $500 to get in the door.
     
  17. jordak

    jordak

    Apr 7, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Krappyguitars.com
    Aside from being exactly on topic, (they start at $85) one of the funniest websites I've ever seen.
     
  18. IwantAP

    IwantAP

    Jan 11, 2013
    If you like metal, then get the Cort Gene Simmons
     
  19. willydee

    willydee

    Jan 21, 2013
    UK
    I remember a youtube vid of a guy taking a plain black sharpie to a white strat. He did all these really intricate tribal tattoo-like patterns all over the body front and back and though I dont think I'd go for it myself it definitely was unique! Just remember to rattle-can some clear finish over it or it'll rub off!

    I guess I'd say get something cheap, perhaps even ordinary and make it unique and weird yourself
     
  20. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    Unique & cheap means Danelectro
     
  21. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
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    +1 on the dan electros. I think they've got the most bang for the buck.
     



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