Top 5 basses based on price

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DionClassic, Sep 30, 2013.


  1. DionClassic

    DionClassic

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    If you could pick 5 basses and had to stick to a price range for each one what would you pick

    1. $200-500
    2. $600-1000
    3. $1000-1400
    4. $1400-2000
    5. $2000-20000

    Mine would be

    1. Squier Bass VI
    2. CIJ Tele bass
    3. American Standard Jazz
    4. Rickenbacker 4003
    5. Original 51' Fender P Bass
  2. xUptheIronsx

    xUptheIronsx Conform or Be Cast Out.... Gold Supporting Member

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    mine would be
    1. Jackson Concert or Kelly Bird
    2. Fender Deluxe Jaguar (Cobalt Blue)
    3. Steve Harris Sig
    4. Gretsch Electrotone (actually lists at $2900, but close enough)
    5. 62-69 Fender Jazz
  3. 5Bass5

    5Bass5

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    Do you mean...
    BASSED on price?
    ...
  4. OOZMAN

    OOZMAN

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    1. $200-500 Some cheap pawn shop find that I'd mod
    2. $600-1000 as above
    3. $1000-1400 My bass, LTD JM-500
    4. $1400-2000 ESP B-1005
    5. $2000-20000 Custom bass built to my exact specs
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  6. RandomBox

    RandomBox

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    1. Epiphone Thunderbird
    2.Fender Starcaster Reissue
    3. Fender American Deluxe precision bass
    4. Rickenbacker 4003 (actually paying one off currently) or a 4004.
    5. 1960's Höfner 500/1
  7. Sonic

    Sonic Lord of the Grump Supporting Member

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    1. Squier CV 60's P-bass
    2. MIJ/CIJ Jag
    3. Warwick Corvette Standard/$$
    4. Warwick Thumb BO
    5. 1951 Precision (cuz why the hell not?)

    All in Canadian Dollars. :D

  8. Sonic

    Sonic Lord of the Grump Supporting Member

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  9. Dbt25677

    Dbt25677

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    1. $200-500 - Squier Classic Vibe 50's/60's Precision Bass
    2. $600-1000 - Spector Legend 4
    3. $1000-1400 - Sterling by Musicman Ray34
    4. $1400-2000 - American Standard Jazz
    5. $2000-20000 - Alembic Epic / Wal Mach II
  10. DionClassic

    DionClassic

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    Yeah my bad, english was never my strength
  11. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story Supporting Member

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    I assume we're talking new basses here

    1. $200-500
    Squier CV P bass

    2. $600-1000
    Fender Geddy Lee J bass

    3. $1000-1400
    G&L L-2000

    4. $1400-2000
    Spector Euro

    5. $2000-20000
    Nordstrand vJ Modern
  12. awilkie84

    awilkie84 Supporting Member

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    1. Squier VM Jazz Bass
    2. Fender Classic 50s Precision/Classic 60s Jazz
    3. Lakland Skyline Jazz/Precision
    4. EBMM Stingray/Sterling
    5. Spector NS-2/NS-5XL
  13. awilkie84

    awilkie84 Supporting Member

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    Where the heck are you buying that an SBMM Ray34 costs you more new than a Spector Legend? I'm on the high end and they retail for UNDER $900!
  14. purfektstranger

    purfektstranger

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    1. $200-500 - mid 80's Ibanez Roadstar
    2. $600-1000 - Geddy Lee Jazz (made in Japan)
    3. $1000-1400 - American Standard Jazz bass
    4. $1400-2000 - Rickenbacker 4001
    5. $2000-20000 - Sadowsky
  15. WOLFTOWER5

    WOLFTOWER5 Supporting Member

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    Wow, I have never seen such a "personal preference" based question in a long time. This one can run the floor of just about any bass or manufacturer, pickup style/ maker, body wood, neck wood, nut width, 4,5 or 6 string. Not to mention style. Certain styles lend themselves to certain instruments vs: others. Simple answer. If you pick it up and it feels good in your hands......Step 1 complete. You plug it into your amp, or a similar equal amp and it sounds the way you like........ Step 2 complete. You play it with your band or your home studio are and it fits really nice with the sound.......... Step 3 complete. You realize that it fits your current needs and it can be adjusted or upgraded to future needs........ Step 4 complete and you have your bass.

    I have seen 3500 basses sound like garbage and a $250 bass sound like the gods of bass thunder were raining down. The player, the style, the sound system and numerous other factors go into creating the sound you have in your head. Personally, if I'm playing a worship service, I like using the house MIM jazz bass, on my own or in our garage band, I'll take my Spector's every time. But the music styles between the two are completely different. You need to know your music and the audience.

    As a side note, a guy at our church uses a mid 70s semi hollow, short scale Ibanez with a set neck and some pretty bad wiring........ And it sounds killer through the PA. If you were to see this thing hanging at a shop, you'd be lucky to get 100 for it, but through the DI and PA, just sounds perfect.
  16. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies Supporting Member

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    Um... 2000 to 20,000 covers a whole lot of ground. Can I trade in my 200-500 and my 1100-1400 ranges?
  17. funk generator

    funk generator Supporting Member

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    1. Peavy Millenium 5 (USA) Used
    2. Peavy Cirrus (USA) used
    3. Fender Pbass with custom finish.
    4. Uber J
    5. Fodera
  18. Pj,Rj,Hj

    Pj,Rj,Hj

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    New Basses?
    1. $200-500 - Schecter Diamond J or some shitkicker acoustic bass
    2. $600-1000 - Lakland Skyline 5501 plus mod
    3. $1000-1400 - G&L L100
    4. $1400-2000 - MusicMan Classic Series StingRay5
    5. $2000-20000 - NYBW Concert, Wal mk3 or a Jaydee Supernatural
  19. DionClassic

    DionClassic

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    Yeah I just made that the dream bass section... I didn't know there was selection from 5k to 10k
  20. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies Supporting Member

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    Plenty of awesome basses in the 2000-5000 range, above about 12,000 things get pretty rarified.
  21. DionClassic

    DionClassic

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    Oh ok are we talking uprights or more like custom handmade stuff? I honestly just know the classic mass producing brands so 3k is like the biggest pricetag I've ever seen haha

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