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On the hunt for a new guitar..

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ThatCoolBassist, Feb 3, 2014.


  1. ThatCoolBassist

    ThatCoolBassist

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    I have a gig in a few weeks, I'll be playing lead, and I sold my strat! Anyone know of any budget guitars under 200ish?? I know what your thinking; "this is a bass forum.." Okay, i know I'm not the only swinging bass player here:p help a brother out!
     
  2. alecduncan

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  3. KablesP

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    I don't want to be a complete a-hole but have you Googled best budget guitar or best guitar under *insert price*?

    What kind of guitar do you want? Strat style, les Paul, tremelo bar... Any preference on pickups? Does it have to be versatile? What kind of music?
     
  4. Marko5657

    Marko5657 Supporting Member

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    Doesn’t Squier have some budget Strats?
     
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  6. Marko5657

    Marko5657 Supporting Member

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    Check GC’s used inventory on line.
     
  7. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it.

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    Agile guitars from Rondo Music dot com.
     
  8. RyanJD

    RyanJD Supporting Member

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    I've been pleased with basses from Rondo in the past. This might not be a bad option.
    Otherwise, I was happy with an Epiphone LP wannabe I had a while back.
     
  9. meteor

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    speaking of epiphone, their LesPaul Special II is worth checking out, and should be around 200 new.
     
  10. ThatCoolBassist

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    I play classics, from Temptations to Bon Jovi! So its gotta. Sound nice clean, and be able to scream.
     
  11. Journey55

    Journey55 Supporting Member

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    You could get a Squier Tele new (affinity) or a VM use if you get lucky. My Affinity is pretty darn good, it's got a good neck on it, although to be honest it's not all the way up to par with my MIA Fender but it also costs a lot less. But the Squier's wicked good, all things considered
     
  12. ThatCoolBassist

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  13. Chainsaw Willie

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    Yeah, Rondo music or Guitar Fetish, or really any one of a zillion used ibanez, Peavey, Epiphone or Squiers on your local Craigslist. On cheapie guitars I have found that the setup and condition varies so much that it is really impossible name a good individual model as any model under $200 will have stinkers and winners. If you can do your own setup and fret work you can make a decent playing instrument out of just about anything.
     
  14. ThatCoolBassist

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    My local Craiglist has squier strats and warlocks haha neither of which I'm too interested in ;)
     
  15. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks. Supporting Member

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    I've played the silo, pretty sweet guitar especially for the price. My other favorite budget guitar is the Fender Modern Player HSS strat, although at $400 it may be a bit out of your price range.
     
  16. ThatCoolBassist

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    I'm leaning on the silo.. it seems to have just the versatility I need & I could get one in near perfect condition at GC for $119...tempting! :eek:
     
  17. sketch

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    For classics and covers, I'd recommend a guitar with a single-coil neck pickup and a humbucker bridge (" clean to scream"). Other things- vibrato bridges or whatever- are up to you... Fat strat or fat tele, just walk in to any Guitar Center type place and check the used section and the squier selection.

    Perhaps also ask some musician friends to borrow a guitar?
     
  18. ThatCoolBassist

    ThatCoolBassist

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    I suppose I might just have to use my old les paul copy for this gig. Its got dead frets past the 14th.
    Anyways, I'm digging that HSS style though, seems to be just what I need.
     
  19. hrodbert696

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