Inexpensive and Good?

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  1. Fourstringsonly

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

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

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    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

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    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

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

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    Carvin gives you a lot of boom for your buck.
     
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  9. Stinsok

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    Peavey Millennium BXP. 147.00 shipped on the bay.
     
  10. fenderbassman40

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    Squier vintage modified are seriously good values. Do some research
     
  11. smcd

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    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

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    Well put. My Foundation S was very inexpensive, but it's anything but cheap.
     
  14. smcd

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    Ibanez and Spector make some nice basses for reasonable prices.
     
  16. i_got_a_mohawk

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    +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

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  18. Diesel Kilgore

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

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    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

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    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. Diesel Kilgore

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    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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