New Bass Time

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by draygriff, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. I'm ready to get another Bass. I already have...Music Man HH 5 string, Washburn USA custom shop 5 string, Warwick Thumb bolt-on 4 string, and a Fender USA Deluxe Jazz 4 string. I'm lucky enough to play in a band that gigs out just about every weekend. We play mostly country. I currently use a Mesa Boogie Walkabout Scout 1x12. My short list includes Warwick German Thumb Neck-Thru 5-String, Lakland Deluxe 55-94, Fender Custom Shop Custom Artist Series Reggie Hamilton Jazz, Spector USA NS-5H2-EX, and NS Design CR5 RADIUS. So, whaddaya think?
  2. alembicbones


    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    Interesting you mention the NS Design Radius. I tried one out a while back and really liked it. Very complex tonal palette from this bass. As it turns out, I just ordered one and it should arrive in the next week or so. I think it is a pretty solid bass for the money.

    I think the only thing that might keep you from going this route is its looks. You mention that you play a lot of country music. I don't know if the look would fit with this genre well (personally I say play whatever bass you want but some people might have hang ups).

    I think the Lakland 55-94 would be pretty awesome too.

    Have fun with your search.

  3. ebannist


    Jan 15, 2012
    Can't go wrong with a Reggie Hamilton CS V! On of the best gigging basses on the market.
  4. Can't go wrong with a USA made Spector.
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  6. Spent

    Spent Supporting Member

    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
  7. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Somewhere Far Beyond
    Uncompensated: Kalium Strings, Fractal Audio, Dingwall basses
    What are you looking for that's actually missing from the other basses?
  8. Brother Goose

    Brother Goose Fun with a k all day!

    Dec 4, 2013
    Syracuse NY
    God Is Love
    A nice lined fretless 5!
  9. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    have you ever considered an mtd?
  10. bjelkeman

    bjelkeman Bass player wannabe

    May 9, 2013
    Stockholm, Sweden
    This is key really.
  11. Bass Fund

    Bass Fund Banned

    Nov 30, 2013
    The quality of a U.S. Spector is overwhelming. I have to ask though; are you sure one of 'em belongs in a Country band?
  12. Nothing really. I suffer from G.A.S.

  13. bunkaroo


    Apr 25, 2003
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    A bolt-on US Spector would be just fine for country IMO. The stock Aggie preamp is nice and clean but can be drive a little if need be.

    I haven't played a US built Lakland but if I was not Spector exclusive I would definitely have one by now based on my experience with the excellent Skyline I had.