If you had $2500?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Project7Bass, Jan 5, 2014.


  1. Project7Bass

    Project7Bass Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Okay, here is my question...I'm sure this has been asked before, but what they heck!

    If you had $2500, would you...

    A. Buy one really nice bass. Something like a lakland, fender custom shop, etc.

    B. Buy a few different lower priced basses to have more selection. For example, a Geddy Lee Fender, a Roadworn P, and a MIM standard Jazz.

    C. Do something else?
  2. rstellar13

    rstellar13 Sarcastic Panda

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2012
    Location:
    Allentown, PA
    Buy a Stambaugh, of course.
  3. HeavyRockBasser

    HeavyRockBasser

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2009
    Location:
    Long Beach, Ca.
    Five string Rickenbacker. That's my working budget to do one this year.
  4. Mechanical

    Mechanical

    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    Location:
    Chapel Hill, NC
    A nice custom Carvin and a good amp head.
  5. Register to disable this ad
  6. millsbass5

    millsbass5

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2008
    Location:
    Logan,W.V.(not up some holler)
    I get a nice, used Dingwall 5.
  7. pedroims

    pedroims

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2007
    Location:
    Michigan
    What about a used Lakland, used Stingray and a used Fender; or a used rickenbacker and a used Fender or a used Sadowsky and used MIA, the used market will give you a lot of possibilities.
  8. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Disclosures:
    Nobody is stupid enough to actually pay me to play their gear.
    Personally, I would buy one used bass from a top but undervalued builder. Depending on your preferences of course, but world class but well priced options include....Roscoe, Nordy, Spector, Brubaker, Modulus, Alembic or Stambaugh.

    Alternatively, a nice new pair of American standard Fenders would fit into your budget.... A P and a J would cover almost everything.
  9. Selta

    Selta

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2002
    Location:
    Somewhere Far Beyond
    Disclosures:
    Uncompensated endorsing user: EBMM
    Probably yet another Bongo. Failing that, a US Spector. Otherwise, I'd just keep it an invest it, since in reality, I'm pretty covered right now with my Bongos.
  10. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2006
    Location:
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    Disclosures:
    Union card-carrying liberal academic musician
    If you fully funded your Roth IRA, then I'd either get a CS Jazz relic if I could find a used one, or get a used Road Worn Jazz and a used Road Worn P-bass.

    In fact, I think the latter would be a great idea.
  11. frankieC

    frankieC A swell guy from Warren Harding High

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    Start planning a vacation.
  12. garp

    garp

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2009
    Location:
    Connecticut USA
    I’d go with B, but with a combination of new and used instruments, and not all from the same manufacturer. USD $2,500 buys a lot of bass(es) these days.
  13. Eminor3rd

    Eminor3rd

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
  14. pfox14

    pfox14

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2013
    I'd get a killer Ampeg stack
  15. RandomBox

    RandomBox

    Joined:
    May 8, 2013
    Location:
    Kentucky, United States
    I'd buy a new Gibson Thunderbird and maybe a bigger amp.
  16. russpurdy

    russpurdy Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2013
    Buy two used "upper middle end" basses. A used Ernie Ball Big Al or Stingray and either a used MIM Jazz, Darryl's Jones or G&L l2000 or jazz style bass.
  17. mapleglo

    mapleglo Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2013
    Location:
    phoenix, az
    This. SVT and 8 x 10 goodness.
  18. dukeisdog

    dukeisdog Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2005
    Location:
    Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada
    For $2500 I'd wait for a good used USA Spector 5 string to come up and not look back!
  19. GlassOnion

    GlassOnion 1.21 Gigawatts Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Location:
    Tempe Arizona
    C. Invest in some education to become a computer programmer, move to Hawaii, work full time as beach bum and part time as work from home coder.
    You will thank me later.
    :p
  20. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2004
    Location:
    Ohio
    A nice cab to go with my PF500, and a Rickenbacker 4004L or 4003 in Jetglo.
  21. TigerInATrance

    TigerInATrance

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Location:
    NW New Jersey
    Until I saw this post I was going to blow it all on a 6 String Modulus TBX, but you make a compelling argument...

Share This Page