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Input on New Purchase

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BJMtz, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. BJMtz

    BJMtz

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    The time is nigh for my next bass purchase so I'm looking to get some input from you all who have more experience than I do. I currently own a Peavy Grind 4 that I use to gig. I'm not looking to necessarily upgrade rather just have a different option available to me. I've thus far narrowed it down to a few choices and here's what they are:
    a) Fender Standard PBass (maple neck)
    b) Squier Vintage Modified PBass however I would also purchase a different neck, probably a Mighty Might replacement neck. 1) I like a slimmer neck like on my Grind so a Jazz neck would be nice 2) I like the look of maple necks on PBasses much more than rosewood
    c) Kramer Disciple
    d) Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. Ray4. Like the PBass I love the look of maple necks on these type of basses. The only one offered with maple is the black but I'm not too fond of it. If I knew where I could get a pick guard in a different color I think that may make me think more seriously about this bass.

    Any input on these would be awesome. I'm not looking to buy used. The used market isn't great where I live and I don't much like the idea of buying something used over the internet where I can't see all the details and make sure it functions properly.
  2. Wallace320

    Wallace320

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    But, as I'm suggestin' you the Fender Standard Precision with maple neck (I once had and deeply miss:bawl:) I don't get how you're sayin' you're gonna go for new when, if all other examples are, more or less, on equal price tag, MIM Fender Precision is goin' for nearly 50% more.

    Other than that: sure go for it

    Cheers,
    Wallace
  3. BJMtz

    BJMtz

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    I realize those basses vary some in price. I can and would pay for a new fender pbass if that's what I end up choosing. Those 4, are just the ones I've come to like the look of. Why the reason for the Squire? I guess because it's a pbass and I would be able to change out the neck to one I would prefer more. If I were to buy a fender I wouldn't change the neck out for a while but I would at some point to a jazz neck.
  4. topo morto

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    Aren't they all kind-of-the-same-as-what-you-already-have? Why not a 5 or a fretless or a shortscale or something?

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