$200 Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wc123, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. wc123


    Nov 17, 2005
    Buckhorn CA.
    ok heres the deal...you were just given 200 bucks and told to run out and buy a bass...what do YOU buy and why :bassist:
  2. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    I would buy the best possible bass I could get for 200. To do this, I would try as many basses in the 300 - 400 dollar range as possible, pick the one which played and sounded the best to me and then buy one used in excellent condition for 200 bucks online.
  3. KSDbass


    Mar 25, 2005
    I would probably steal a warwick, then throw $200 at a hobo.
  4. RHFusillo

    RHFusillo Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Phoenix, AZ
    For $200 I can (and have) buy an SX bass and upgrade the pickups.
  5. BigTopBruno


    Sep 6, 2002
    NJ, USA
    easy......a used MIM P or J....would like to suggest a J for versatility (but that single coil hum)..so I say a P-bass.


    - it's a decent Fender
    - it's a P-bass
    - it works

  6. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY

    3TS Ash or the Stingray copy...

    Or do what I did and spend the 200 on an Agile geetar...
  7. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I would actually go with an OLP MM2
  8. this one
    short scale SX Jazz.
    109 dollars, and spend the remaining 90 bucks on upgrading the pickups or a distortion pedal and give that baby some built-in effect!
  9. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Why short scale?
  10. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Either an SX or an OLP.
  11. i dunno...just a small portable bass to screw up by trying to put in a delay or distortion i suppose
  12. klocwerk


    May 19, 2005
    Somerville, MA
    my used MiM Jazz fretless ran me $200, and I wouldn't sell it for twice the price.
  13. carp3n0ct3m


    Aug 4, 2005
    Where do they sell those SX basses that you guys are talking about, I couldn't find them on Musiciansfriend.com?

    Thanks in advance,
  14. Ditto. :bassist:
  15. carp3n0ct3m


    Aug 4, 2005
    What's the quality like on the SX basses, if they are of good quality I was thinking of getting one of the 5 string versions as my second bass.

    Thanks in advance,
  16. they are pretty good quality...i think that for the price, the quality is awesome!
  17. used P Bass... maybe with a Maple fretboard for clarity if you're really lucky!