Backup suggestions?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wengr, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. wengr


    Jul 21, 2010
    Hello. I'm looking for suggestions for a backup bass to travel around with in case my gigging bass goes down. It must be 5 string. Nothing too precious as it will live in the car sometimes. I'm thinking used is appropriate - something of decent quality for under say $300. The Peavey Foundation V seems to me to be a good choice, and I have also played some recent squiers (VM and CV) that were not bad. I'm open on most details except the scale cannot be over 34". Any suggestions appreciated.
  2. RattleSnack


    Sep 22, 2011
    Yamaha BB415 works for me. Pj pickups, decent B, jazz neck, good balance, inexpencive.
  3. wengr


    Jul 21, 2010
    Yes that yamaha looks like a contender - thanks