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If you had $2500?

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


  1. Reviresco

    Reviresco Sadowsky I Markbass I Fender Supporting Member

    Jun 5, 2011
    Connecticut
    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

    Sep 2, 2012
    Allentown, PA
    Buy a Stambaugh, of course.
     
  3. Five string Rickenbacker. That's my working budget to do one this year.
     
  4. A nice custom Carvin and a good amp head.
     
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  6. I get a nice, used Dingwall 5.
     
  7. pedroims

    pedroims Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    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 RIP C.S. Supporting Member

    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

    Feb 6, 2002
    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

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    Disclosures:
    Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    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

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

    garp

    Feb 7, 2009
    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

    Feb 10, 2008
    NYC
  14. pfox14

    pfox14

    Dec 22, 2013
    I'd get a killer Ampeg stack
     
  15. I'd buy a new Gibson Thunderbird and maybe a bigger amp.
     
  16. russpurdy

    russpurdy Supporting Member

    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

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    This. SVT and 8 x 10 goodness.
     
  18. 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 Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    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

    Oct 8, 2004
    Ohio
    A nice cab to go with my PF500, and a Rickenbacker 4004L or 4003 in Jetglo.
     
  21. Until I saw this post I was going to blow it all on a 6 String Modulus TBX, but you make a compelling argument...