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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kryo_vryo, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. kryo_vryo


    Jun 11, 2004
    hi there, new guy here

    i'm about to buy a new bass. trying to find a good 5-string at around 1500-2000 euros.

    the one i have tried and will hopefully buy is warwick infinity sn (2200 euros at my local dealer). i also played other warwicks (fna jazzman + a streamer) and liked them very much but not as much as this one.

    the problem is that in my country i have not that many options. i can only find warwick, ibanez, fender, yamaha, and jackson basses (+ some other brands such as esp, cort etc). i'm looking for sth versatile and worth its money.

    is the infinity a good choice?

    other suggestions are welcome- thanx in advance

    ps. excuse my bad english :p
  2. rusty


    Mar 29, 2004
    Wow... 1500 - 2000 euros can buy you lots of good 5 strings.
    Forget about the warwicks. These guys are way better :D

    Top spot for our fellow TBer JP
    <a href="http://www.jpbasses.com">JP BASSES</a>

    1) <a href="http://www.marleaux-bass.de">Marleaux</a>
    2) <a href="http://www.le-fay.com">Le Fay</a>
    3) <a href="http://www.celinder.com">Celinder</a>
    4) <a href="http://www.leduc.fr/en">Leduc</a>
    5) <a href="http://www.morch-guitars.dk">Morch</a>
    6) <a href="http://www.pdmedia.se/edin-bass">Edin</a>
    7) <a href="http://www.alfonsoiturra.com/home.htm">Alfonso Iturra</a> - My personal favourite in terms of looks :D

    This list is by no means exhaustive, but it should give you a good idea of the wealth of great basses around you. I'm sure you can't go wrong with any of them :)

    If you want to do more research, <a href="http://www.basslinks.nl/links3.html">click here</a>

    Hope that helps! :D
  3. kryo_vryo


    Jun 11, 2004
    thanks for the links pal, i had never heard of some brands that you mentioned before. all of these seem great instruments, and i have spent many hours looking on such photos on the net.

    HOWEVER, i'm afraid you did'nt read this:
    it is sad for me that i cannot find the great instruments that you suggest where i live, and i'm not sure if it is a good idea to order directly one that seems nice to me but i didn't have the chance to play with/listen to first!

    thanx anyway, waiting for more answers!
  4. Peavey Cirrus, defenitely worth the money, actually, it's much more worth than you pay for
  5. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Well, here its reverse: you have to pay much more than it's worth... :rolleyes:

    I got my corvette 6 for about $1500, and I'm totally happy with it. But I was in a bit different position than you: I was looking for a good 6er that was also available in lefty - and this one was it.
    If you buy the W, I dont think you will be disappointed. However, there are some good luthiers around who also make superb instruments.
    My suggestion: look around on the used market for a good bass - you might also find some better basses
  6. kryo_vryo


    Jun 11, 2004
    actually i haven't found any peavy basses either here. :(

    i haven't searched for a used one but again i don't feel it would be a good idea to buy a used bass without examining/listening to it first- and this is sth that limits down the options to used basses being sold in my city, so i'm afraid i wouldn't have a great variety to choose!

    i would like to see some more answers + some opinions on the warwick i have mentioned

  7. The reason you didn't find any of these basses, is those are luthiers that will do custom jobs for you.

    If you want a bass get in touch with one of them and they will build you wathever you like.
  8. kryo_vryo


    Jun 11, 2004
    i agree, but i don't feel so experienced that i could tell exactly what i prefer in terms of woods/ electronics and other features in order to "make" a bass that i would know i'd be 100% satisfied with even before it's been built.

    buying a bass from a store has this advantage, that you can try and listen to what you're getting first.

    perhaps i would go for a custom made bass in some years... when i will be more sure, know sth more and have a little more money to spend...
  9. kryo_vryo


    Jun 11, 2004

    i would very much appreciate some more opinions on the issue. :help:
  10. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Well, since you don't have access to a lot of basses and you like the warwick, go for it.