Would you buy this bass guitar?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Deoindra123, Feb 7, 2013.


  1. Deoindra123

    Deoindra123

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  2. Bobster

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    For that price, I'd look for a used Squier CV or VM Jazz Bass. You should easily be able to find one of those for that price or less.

    All the best,

    Bob
  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    +1 Those Squier's are getting so good.
  4. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    215 is fair. Kona is ok. Return policy in case it sucks?
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  6. Bobster

    Bobster

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  7. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Supporting Member

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    This, or one of the better SX's in the $149-199 range.
  8. dalkowski

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    Bob is right on the money. If you need a low-cost J, take the Squier over the mystery meat.
  9. SlingBass4

    SlingBass4 Supporting Member

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  10. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

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    +2 On the Squier. They simply aren't an 'unknown quantity' gamble, and the ones I've played have been more than decent.
  11. Gougedeye

    Gougedeye Supporting Member

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    For what it is worth, I just bought a Squier Telebass Plus and it is a very well made, very playable instrument. It cost me $250 shipped to my door and if I didn't like it, it was easily returnable.
  12. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

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    Squier, ftw.

    Anything else in that price range is too much of a risk of being a real turd (((cough))) like SX! (((cough))).
    Get something that at least has a ton of people saying they are good... like Squier.
  13. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

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    Get something older and used and Made in Japan. Period. Those cheap Kona basses are made for first time bass buyers to be thrown away or ebayed for $50.

    I can point you to a Charvel CX490 for $150. Plus many many Great basses at low prices. No they are not mine. I just know how to find them and hand pick them.

    Pm Me for advice on this subject. I have been buying and selling used and new basses for 30 years. You don't need a new bass. and you can't get a "great" new one in that price range. You can get a "Great" IMO used bass in that $$ range.
  14. wolfmancharlie

    wolfmancharlie Supporting Member

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    +1 more for the buck with used.70's or 80's japanese made basses especialy from Matsomuko are the best you can get for small money.

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