New Bass Time

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


  1. draygriff

    draygriff

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    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

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    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.

    Bones
  3. ebannist

    ebannist

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    Can't go wrong with a Reggie Hamilton CS V! On of the best gigging basses on the market.
  4. dukeisdog

    dukeisdog Supporting Member

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    Can't go wrong with a USA made Spector.
  5. Spent

    Spent Supporting Member

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    +1,000
  6. Selta

    Selta

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    What are you looking for that's actually missing from the other basses?
  7. Brother Goose

    Brother Goose Fun with a k all day! Supporting Member

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    A nice lined fretless 5!
  8. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

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    have you ever considered an mtd?
  9. bjelkeman

    bjelkeman Bass player wannabe Supporting Member

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    This is key really.
  10. Bass Fund

    Bass Fund

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    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?
  11. draygriff

    draygriff

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    Nothing really. I suffer from G.A.S.

  12. bunkaroo

    bunkaroo Supporting Member

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    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.

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