Inexpensive and Good?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fourstringsonly, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Fourstringsonly


    Jan 24, 2013
    Is there such a thing as a good inexpensive bass..or good for the money? Any thoughts would be appreciated.:bassist:
  2. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    New or used? Either way, there are countless good, inexpensive basses out there. Especially on the used market.
  3. Rickengeezer


    Feb 25, 2005
    Central Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Steve Clayton Accessories
    A Talkbass search on this topic will reveal a few billion suggestions. Roughly 25 million of those are my recommendation for a Peavey Foundation.
  4. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    Inexpensive is nothing but a function of how hard you shop.

    There is no real need for cheap basses, except to outfit the lazy.
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  6. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Yes, for new the Ibanez Sr300, Esp ltd 154dx, and Jackson JS3 basses. All in the $349 price for internet stores.
  7. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    Carvin gives you a lot of boom for your buck.
  8. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
  9. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Peavey Millennium BXP. 147.00 shipped on the bay.
  10. fenderbassman40


    Apr 7, 2011
    Squier vintage modified are seriously good values. Do some research
  11. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
  12. mikenel169


    Sep 25, 2011
    used spector legend with p/j config. got one for $200 used bubinga top.........really a true gem for the money.
  13. Scott in Dallas

    Scott in Dallas Commercial User

    Aug 16, 2005
    Dallas, north Texas
    Builder and Owner: DJ Ash Guitars
    Well put. My Foundation S was very inexpensive, but it's anything but cheap.
  14. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
  15. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    Ibanez and Spector make some nice basses for reasonable prices.
  16. +1 for Ibanez.

    I picked up an ATK-400 for ~ £100 a good number of years back. Still play the heck out of it, even with real deal Stingrays in the stable these days.

    Aria are another under appreciated brand IMO!
  17. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    I'll have an IPA, please.
    Ibanez Roadstar and Roadstar II.

  18. Very nice. I have been looking at inexpensive jazz style basses. The Milleniums are sexy.
  19. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    I bought a used 5 string here and it's pretty cool. Cool enough to make me buy a matching 4 string (for 147.00 shipped.) Fairly light, good hardware, sting through body, decent pickups.
  20. JimboSlice423


    Jan 23, 2013
    I got a Laguna bass with active pick ups for 200 new. I personally love it. It sounds good and plays nice. Just my opinion.
  21. Oh cool. I didnt know they were string through. I was eyeing them because of the finishes and because of all the love Peavey gets around here. They offer really nice trans finishes for such a decently priced axe.