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$1500 what would you Get..??...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ZenBass, Dec 26, 2003.

  1. Well ive worked and worked and worked and i have around $1500 dolla (£1200) to spend on a New Axe (with the sale of a Fender Marcus Miller and a Boss GT6-B and Trace Elliot 1518 it could be a bit more)..

    I am looking for something new and exciting that isnt seen everywhere but plays like a dream and is as solid as a rock.. it must have the following Criteria

    A, Must be able to cope with everything from smooth Jazz to Dirty Hardcore

    B, Must be very sexeeh with a host of lovely woods that complent the tones and arent just for show

    C, Must have Humbuckers (cause i prefer the sounds of them) and preferably Not "Stock" but custom Electronics

    D, Would love to have a rare bass and not one u see everywhere.....!!!!.. (i.e Fender, Lakeland, Warwick etc etc .. good bass's tho not for me :))

    E. Must have that sumthing that make u wanna go... that is amazing...

    okay these are silleh options but there are so0o many basses out there.. i dunno wot to get or wot the try or anything

    I am from the UK so0o that makes it even worst hehe cause i cant get to try lotsa American basses......

    what would you get?......:cool:
  2. adam on bass

    adam on bass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
    The Rebops are nice and hella solid. I just got a Czech 4 and it's amazing, but you said you want Humbuckers which isn't an option on those. Check out the Spector website for options. You take the list price and deduct about 30% and that is close to your selling price from around the states.

    Good luck.
  3. mrtreacle


    Jun 18, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Lakland's meet all your criteria and then some.
  4. A CONKLIN Groove Tools 7 strings!!! UNIQUE!
  5. cods


    Sep 16, 2003
  6. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    How about one of these...[​IMG] . I got GAS for one of these, bad. But, My van and Christmas just slipped me a financial BEANO...

    edit: Oh yeah, its a Dingwall Afterburner.
  7. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    $1500 could score a basic Benavente Vortex


    I'm not sure if any are in your country... but they are spreading out of the states.
  8. bovinehost

    bovinehost Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
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  9. BruceWane


    Oct 31, 2002
    Houston, TX
    I'd get a bass that plays and sounds great first and foremost. Then strive to make your playing of it something that is rare and not heard everywhere and amazing. You'll never have to worry about someone using cash to outdo your claim to individuality. There's always gonna be a bass with a fancier top for sale somewhere, and there's always gonna be somebody buying it.
  10. Ok, it may not fit all of your criteria, but...


    An American Lakland (used)
    a Pedulla MVP or Thunder (used)

    Tone, quality, playability, and personality.

  11. $1000 in the bank...500 on a new bass;)
  12. i know you said no warwicks, but i would get a warwick corvette proline 6.

    as for you, maybe a yamaha TRB
  13. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    That's what I would get.

  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    How many strings?

    I would get a Dingwall Afterburner or a MusicMan Bongo. 2 best at the $1500 price point, IMHO.
  15. appler

    appler Guest

    It's all about Musicman!
  16. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
  17. sedgdog


    Jan 26, 2002
    Pasco, WA
  18. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    I am looking for something new and exciting that isnt seen everywhere but plays like a dream and is as solid as a rock..

    You gave a few guidelines, but not enough to let us do more than throw out random favorites. There are so many luthiers making great stuff, and I had never heard of many of them before I blundered upon Talkbass. I just chose a guy who happened to put a killer custom bass in my hands, and who inspired the confidence that what he built for me would be even better. I doubt that you'd regret buying anything recommended on this thread, but what really moves you?

    Anyway, here's a plug for my favorite obscure American luthier, based mostly on a personal relationship we've developed, and the fact that the bass he sold me is the nicest one I've ever played: www.crescentmoonguitars.com.
    This isn't my bass pictured, but images of mine are all over Talkbass.


    ----Charlie Escher

  19. Oliver


    Jun 21, 2003
    Perth, Australia
    I'll second that Spector ReBop
  20. Oliver


    Jun 21, 2003
    Perth, Australia
    Spector ReBop 4


    got GAS yet?