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If you had $2500?

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

  1. Project7Bass

    Project7Bass Supporting Member

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    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 Supporting Member

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    Buy a Stambaugh, of course.
  3. HeavyRockBasser

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    Five string Rickenbacker. That's my working budget to do one this year.
  4. Mechanical

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    A nice custom Carvin and a good amp head.
  5. millsbass5

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    I get a nice, used Dingwall 5.
  6. pedroims

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    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.
  7. Baird6869

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    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.
  8. Selta

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    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.
  9. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

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    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.
  10. frankieC

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    Start planning a vacation.
  11. garp

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    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.
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    I'd get a killer Ampeg stack
  14. RandomBox

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    I'd buy a new Gibson Thunderbird and maybe a bigger amp.
  15. russpurdy

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    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.
  16. mapleglo

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    This. SVT and 8 x 10 goodness.
  17. dukeisdog

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    For $2500 I'd wait for a good used USA Spector 5 string to come up and not look back!
  18. GlassOnion

    GlassOnion Bologna and cheese Gold Supporting Member

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    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
  19. lowendblues

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    A nice cab to go with my PF500, and a Rickenbacker 4004L or 4003 in Jetglo.
  20. TigerInATrance

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    Until I saw this post I was going to blow it all on a 6 String Modulus TBX, but you make a compelling argument...

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