Mid-priced bass for a guitarist who likes a short neck/light strings (10s)...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by varsity, Feb 16, 2014.


  1. varsity

    varsity

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    ...i.e. for someone with a light touch...cheers.
     
  2. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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  3. ch willie

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    Hofner CT 500/1. It's not just a Beatles bass. I play a Jazz Bass and a Rickenbacker. I got the Hofner, around $600, expecting a toy. It surprised me. I can get a palette of sounds out it, can even slap and pop. It's got a short scale and does the job.
     
  4. Bassisgood4U

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    I'd look for a used, newer model Rickenbacker. They're a little shorter than the standard. You can play chords on them, too.
     
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  6. MakoMan

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    Forget midprice and get a low-priced Squier Jaguar SS. It will be perfect for your needs.
     
  7. varsity

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    ...less than a 1000 new; maybe under 600 secondhand...

    ...never liked the look of those Hofners, will give one a try though, cheers.

    ...it's basically just for recording at home, DI.
     
  8. varsity

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    Cool, thanks, will deffo check that out.
     
  9. swamp_bass

    swamp_bass I love it when a groove comes together Supporting Member

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    New Gibson SG Special. It goes for about $700, and it felt incredible in my hands as well as my wife's. It's a 30" scale.
     
  10. khutch

    khutch Praise Harp Supporting Member

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    Would a Bass VI do it for you? The new Squier VI is $350, the Fender Pawn Shop VI is $800, the Eastwood Sidejack VI is (I think) $700, and there are one or more models from Schecter, Rondo/Agile, and probably others. Oh yeah, Ibanez has a new model this year too. A Bass VI is essentially a 30 inch scale guitar tuned an octave lower than a traditional guitar. So the bottom EADG strings are tuned just like a traditional bass.
     
  11. Tim Skaggs

    Tim Skaggs

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    Fender Mustang is fantastic for playability and tone. ~$750 new.
     
  12. SBassman

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    Probably too late, but this bass was designed for you. 25.5 inch scale.

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