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Backup bass reccomendations

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dukey donkey, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. I'm in the market for a backup... its gotta sound similar to my baby, a '98 Jackson Kelly with p/j Duncan designs in it ( usually solo the P, and for some reason this girl out P's most P basses I've ever heard)... gotta be lightweight, and have a gloriously fast neck just like my nearest and dearest. Aesthetics-wise I'd want it similar but I'm not nailed down. Gotta play nice with pedals too... one last thing... I'm on a really tight budget. (had to make it challenging) IMG_20181024_222151.
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  2. one last thing.... no Ibanez... I can't get past the tiny bodies and aesthetics
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  3. mdogs

    mdogs Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    Constant state of flux
    This made me laugh.
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  4. fingerguy


    Aug 2, 2016
    Get into store and try bass's.
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  5. closest store with more than 1 or 2 non Ibanez basses on the wall is 60 miles...
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  6. jackn1202


    Feb 14, 2018
    Austin, TX
    You could always go Squier VM or CV. I know you said no Ibanez and I'm definitely with you there, but the TMB Talman doesn't look like other Ibanez's, just in case you'd not seen that one. It gets very high marks. Good luck with your hunt, brother.
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  7. been really wanting the Squier CV70's P for a long time... just can't find one to play...
  8. chadhargis

    chadhargis Jack of all grooves, master of none Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    Check out the Schecter Diamond series. I have played a few of them and they are very nice for the price.
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  9. It is a great quality bass for a reasonable price. If you have to buy sight unseen and want a P, go for it. I doubt you will be disappointed.
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  10. Squier VM Jaguar? Affordable, slim neck, PJ.
  11. They're amazing. Id buy one sight unseen.
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  12. that's been my backup for a long time... gifting it to my 13 year old son who's looking to be kind of a prodigy
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  13. Ah. So not a bad suggestion then ;)

    Id say get that CV you've been dreaming of. (But then again, I'm always pushing P basses :woot:) or a VM precision is just about as good; and recently they switched to PJ on those
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  14. thinkin I might just pull the trigger on the CV...if I can't get one in seafoam, I've been eyeing this really snazzy turquoise pearl pickguard that'd look crazy on the black one
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  15. Anyone have any comments on the CV50's p bass? kinda like that one too...
  16. Not easy to find, but a used Jackson KB1 is not terribly expensive (~$200-$300) and it definitely nails the part.
    Don't know if the neck feel is the same and the , though.
    There's also the JS3, cheap version of the Concert. I played one at GC, and it seemed like a great bass for the price (about $200).

    Good luck in your search!!!

  17. The Kelly bird basses have a different neck profile IME... and I'm not sure about the pickups, as I didn't even bother plugging it in when I picked it up....didn't feel right... Its almost a Kelly but not quite... I'd be willing to try one out again though..
  18. James Collins

    James Collins

    Mar 25, 2017
    Augusta, GA
    I don't know if it matters, but your original bass is a reverse split pickup...that may be why you like it more.
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  19. GoLeafsGo

    GoLeafsGo Not Quite Right! Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2013
    Whitby Ontario
    +1 on this, have a Schecter C4 Custom, and they are sweet.

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