The best bass purchase you've ever made?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by zachoff, Jun 10, 2010.


  1. zachoff

    zachoff

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    talked w/ a bass player last week at a show & he picked up his 1968 Fender P for $500 from a garage sale in 1995. Insane, huh?

    Mine is the Yamaha BB800 I play right now from pmcd for $350. It just sounds and plays awesome. What more can you ask for?

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  2. NickRich

    NickRich

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    For me it is my Lakland Skyline Bob Glaub (P-bass).

    I bought and sold many basses before sticking with this one.
  3. lx_night

    lx_night Supporting Member

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    Sadowsky UV-70 5 string, that thing killed my fender deluxe! best bass i have ever bought.
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  4. fredguy

    fredguy

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    First Alleva Coppolo I bought,

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    I bought an AC 5 string pbass after this and sold everything else except my 72 franken p bass. No bass purchases for 2 years. :bassist:

    dave
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  6. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBass - PlayBass! Supporting Member

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    There have been a lot of best basses purchases over the decades for me. ;) If you want to see my most current best bass purchase check out the June 2010 issue of Bass Player and read the review on the fretless Martin Keith fretless Elfin I just received on Tuesday straight from Jonathan Herrera. :D I bought the bass from Martin at NAMM 2010. :)
  7. IPA

    IPA

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    my MIM p-bass. the recent years have been good to the MIM standards, and it's precisely the color and fretboard I want. Perfect. And was a 'used' model at MF so i got a nice deal on a like new bass. it's definitely the kind of bass i will hang onto.
  8. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3 Supporting Member

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    My Carvin LB70s, both of them. Best feeling basses I've ever played.
  9. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer Supporting Member

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    Quilt top ModuLus Q5 in natural. Not because it was a killer deal or anything, but because I connected with that bass more than anything ever before or since.

    I sold it a several months ago in a fit of lunacy. I loved that bass. I'd seriously consider trading my Sadowsky straight up for it if I could find it. I think the guy I sold it to shipped it to Europe :( Oh well, another story of love lost.
  10. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    I just got a 57 reissue P bass there like 1450$ new, i got mine new but i have no case or case candy for 770$ mainly due to a small ding. Best bass i have owned and a great price.
  11. dinghy

    dinghy

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    Economically? Bought a Variax bass for 350, sold for 450 a couple months later. Similar story with an ATK750, bought for 350, sold for 400ish.

    But the bass I use the most is also the cheapest, a MIM-pup'd SX P bass. It needed a bunch of little things, like pots, a couple of frets sanded, some steel wool on the neck, but nothing costed very much. Now it sounds, looks, and even plays great for next to nothing.
  12. K.Ross

    K.Ross

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    My best purchase is my Birdsong Hy5. It cost alot, but is well worth it.
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  13. Bongolation

    Bongolation

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    Yeah.

    No buy is a great purchase if you can't easily flip it at a profit.

    I guess mine is my stock 1963 Thunderbird II I got for $75 many years ago.

    Still have it. :smug:
  14. zachoff

    zachoff

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    I'll give you twice that plus 10% interest per year since you bought it! :hyper:
  15. Bass-Adrenaline

    Bass-Adrenaline

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  16. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

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    By far: Spector Euro LX5
  17. giacomini

    giacomini Supporting Member

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    Florianopolis - Brazil
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    Endorsing: Copetti Guitars
  18. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

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    My first Reverend. Still around almost 12 years later.
  19. panama

    panama

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    Traded a bicycle worth no more than $400 to a dude for a 2006 Fender AV '62 Precision. Bass had been treated poorly (dings and such), but as a result has tonnes of mojo. The nitro and a little paint had already been rubbed away on the arm rest area.
  20. BigMacDaddy

    BigMacDaddy

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    Easy. My first one. Not the best bass in the world, but it got me started.
  21. Jim Dep

    Jim Dep

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    Since 1973, it is the $75 used SX lefty P bass I got in January from a pawn shop. Like-new condition, changed the strings and she was good to go!

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