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Inexpensive and Good?

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


  1. Fourstringsonly

    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

    smcd

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

    Rickengeezer

    Feb 25, 2005
    Central Texas
    Disclosures:
    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.
     
  5. Bongolation

    Bongolation

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

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

    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

    GM60466

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

    Woodchuck

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

    Stinsok

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

    fenderbassman40

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

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
  12. mikenel169

    mikenel169

    Sep 25, 2011
    RI
    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
    Disclosures:
    Builder and Owner: DJ Ash Guitars
    Well put. My Foundation S was very inexpensive, but it's anything but cheap.
     
  14. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
  15. Kmonk

    Kmonk

    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Disclosures:
    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

    wraub

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

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

    Stinsok

    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

    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.
     



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