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6 string on a budget

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ladros2, Jun 24, 2005.


  1. ladros2

    ladros2

    Jun 2, 2005
    Ireland
    can anybody advise on a six string for under $650? I have more but i'm in ireland so i'll have to pay shipping and taxes etc...

    I was looking at a peavey grind ntb6, any advice?
     
  2. look on ebay, i got my Ibanez BTB-406QM for £250 (inc postage) on there :)

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    practically mint condition too :smug:
     
  3. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
  4. EXH

    EXH

    Jun 18, 2005
    Windsor Locks, CT
    I got the Brice HXB 406, and I love it to pieces. Takes a bit of setting up, though. After that, it's amazing.
     
  5. ladros2

    ladros2

    Jun 2, 2005
    Ireland
    mohawk, is that the english or american ebay?
     
  6. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    +1!!

    Very good bass for the money.
     
  7. UK ebay, thought that would be more helpful for you too as shipping would be a tad cheaper :)
     
  8. ladros2

    ladros2

    Jun 2, 2005
    Ireland
    thanks for all the help but i need to get my priorities straight:

    1: Money
    2: Amp
    3: 6 String
    4: Fretless

    stupid americans with their slightly more affordable instruments... :spit:
     
  9. annoying thing is it isnt that much cheaper

    because we get nailed with 10% (roughly) import tax on the cost of the item, then we have to pay 17.5% VAT for the item, the import tax on the item AND the shipping

    you get alot of great deals on the UK ebay, so your probably better watching both
     
  10. ladros2

    ladros2

    Jun 2, 2005
    Ireland
    price of my bass in america: $1300
    paid here: €1950=$2370
     
  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Hohner makes a pretty nice 6 that's fairly cheap, too. I think it's like $700 US. The guy from Los Lonely Boys plays one. I've heard good things about the Grind, too. It's got two too many strings for my tastes, but I have heard good things about them. It's unbelievable the quality of cheap guitars and basses these days. Back when I started, cheap guitars and basses sucked out loud. Nowadays the cheap guitars and basses are darn good and give a lot of bang for the buck.
     
  12. Schecter Studio 6 Mahogany/ bubinga body

    Walnut Through-neck

    EMG-HZ (very nice feel)