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5 string for under $600msrp

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by paradog, Jan 20, 2012.


  1. paradog

    paradog

    Dec 25, 2011
    Central NJ
    need ideas of basses I should look at :help:
     
  2. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    SoCal
    Ibanez SR 505.
     
  3. +1
     
  4. Squier VM jazz V, Affinity Jazz V, Dlx Active V...

    ibanez has some offerings...

    just don't get a rogue :bag:
     
  5. What style you into? Wick Rockbass corvette passive is around 6, so is a standard fender jazz I think too? the wick is very nice, played one a while back and was very impressed. that'd be the first place I'd look under a grand . . . my 2ยข
     
  6. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
  7. tuBass

    tuBass

    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    Get a used heir 5. You wont beat it for $400
     
  8. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Why are you asking on the MSRP rather than street value? I would have thought of the Washburn Taurus T-25, Luna Paz Lenchantin 5er, the Yamaha BB425, Ibanez SR305, Peavey Millenium 5, Peavey Grind 5, I think there's a 5er Squier VM now, or an SX of course. Street value on all of those is under $600, but the MSRPs are up around $800 on some of them.
     
  9. paradog

    paradog

    Dec 25, 2011
    Central NJ
    For the very reason you stated...if I know the MSRP, the street value will be obviously less!
     
  10. lavmonga

    lavmonga

    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY
    I got a used SX J style for $125 used, got Fender USA pickups, new bridge, new pots, sounded like a monster! About $200 total.
     
  11. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    What I meant was that usually no one pays any attention to MSRP. What's your actual budget? $600? $400? $300?
     
  12. paradog

    paradog

    Dec 25, 2011
    Central NJ
    $450
     
  13. tuBass

    tuBass

    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    LOL. why didn't you just say that to begin with?
     
  14. Reku

    Reku

    Oct 16, 2011
    Pensacola, Florida
    I got a nice used G&L L2500 tribute off Ebay for $400.
     
  15. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    For a new instrument at $450, if it were me, I'd probably go with either a Peavey Grind or a Schecter Stiletto. Used, of course, there are more options.
     
  16. Ronbassman

    Ronbassman

    Jun 1, 2011
  17. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    +1

    Also, Peavey makes some great sounding "more modern" 5's that you can get pretty cheap. Or you can look for a used Foundation 5 or Dyna Bass 5.
     

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