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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tylerrasnakev2, Apr 22, 2010.
You have $300.00 and have to buy a bass with it, post links!
why only one with such a big budget?
Is the 4-string version of that the same basically? I've been looking at those for a couple of weeks now. Haven't found a music store around here that carries them, and I haven't found a YouTube video with the 4-string one either.
I have to second this one. I was at my local music store the other day and saw the black one hanging on the wall. I was curious, so I pulled it down and plugged it in. WOW! I was absolutely blown away by how great it sounded. It played nice, too. I wasn't a huge fan of the painted looking fretboard, but that is just superficial. I've been GASing for it ever since I left. And, yes, the four is the same as the five.
I bought a no-name Starfire headless bass from ebay a couple of years ago for $175. It took a new set of Chromes and some tweaking but is a nice sounding bass, especially when massaged through a BDDI. Here's the catch! It was such a success I ended up buying a Gator Case, Strap, StrapLocks, Whirlwind Cord, Radio Shack Right-Angle1/4" Adapter, Korg Tuner, Planet Waves Polishing Cloth, Herco Humidifier...I went over the $300 budget!
In all seriousness this is probably as good an option as there is at the price point new... for your budget I absolutely recommend pounding the pavement a little, hit pawnshops check out used gear in music stores... you never know what you might find, play everything even the ones that don't grab ya'!
The same is true for new basses too especially at the lower price spectrum, take them all down and play them... eventually you'll grab "the one" when you do you will know it! LOL I recall having annoyed the staff at mars music when it was still open... I must have played 20-25 MiM strats, before I found one I really liked.
That old cheap strat has been used by lots of guys on lots of recordings, and I still have it.
Pimp it with a couple of Bartolini soapbars and you're done!
Maybe a rad paintjob?
not a fan of green day but cool bass nonetheless http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Mike-Dirnt-P-Bass?sku=513882
If all I had was $300, I'd be doing the pawn-shop crawl... and ebay. Find me a funky old bass that no one wants that's actually a decent instrument.
I haven't payed one of these reissues but I love the look of it.
Go for the Squier Deluxe Active Jazz. A little heavy, but really nice bass for the money.
^^^^^YEP I paid less than $300 for the Squire Vintage Modified Jazz and I'd do it again and again if I could.
Gretsch 2202 Electromatic Jr. Jet. Great bass! And I'd have money left over.
old peavey fury...just picked one up for $220...phenomenal
Peavy Foundation, Traben Array 5, ESP LTD 55-5, Peavye Millenium BXP 5 string.
I was in this situation before. I really miss my foundation though. I picked it up for 50 bux at a flea market then traded it 2 months later for tattoo equipment. Kicking myself now for it because I don't even have the tat equipment anymore (it's at my parents house).
$300 down payment on a Ritter.
This. I'm probably picking one up myself just for kicks. I love the feel of the neck.