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Basses in the $500 - $600 US range

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JeffC, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. JeffC


    Mar 8, 2007
    I am looking at getting another bass in the next couple months. I am looking for something with a nice deep tone (and prefer a natural finish). Not sure if I should get active or passive pups.

    What should I be looking at in this price range?

  2. rummy


    Apr 17, 2006
    Lombard, IL
    Fender Jazz Standard. $450 brand new, usually. :)

    EDIT: What do you have now?
  3. JeffC


    Mar 8, 2007
    Ibanez GSR200. I bought it when I started about 5 months ago. It's ok but now that I know some things, I'm finding I'm not really getting the full tone I want.
  4. P-Bass
  5. SuperSnake2012

    SuperSnake2012 floppy b strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    Bronx, NY
  6. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Lakland 44-01. Approx $550 used, value (nearly) priceless...
  7. I'd pick up a used Peavey T-40. They are heavy but will blow away any new bass in that price range!! You'll have a few hundred left for accessories :)
  8. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    Here is one (Cort GB75) that I think meets or exceeds all your criteria. Honestly, the most versatile bass I've played in many years in almost any price range. The range of tones is really incredible with active/passive modes, splittable rear coil & passive mode w/passive tone control. Gets a great Stingray-ish slap tone, a killer Jazz slap tone, punchy finger-style tones, and does round mellow tones as well. Extremely versatile. Worth checking out, especially in that price range IMO....


    A fellow TB'er owns a bass-only store (www.jivesound.com) - a great guy to do business with. Ask for Jong.
  9. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Used Peavey Cirrus or Millennium (USA series). Best bang for the buck, hands-down!
  10. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Any of these should do and can be had for that price range on Ebay every day:

    G&L JB-2 Tribute

    G&L L2000 Tribute

    G&L L2500 Tribute
  11. nastyn8c


    Feb 7, 2005
    Tampa, FL
  12. For a nice deep tone, go with a standard Fender Jazz bass or a P/J Fender copy, I've read good things about SX basses, If you find a Jazz bodied bass with a P/J setup that would be sick!
  13. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin'

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
  14. phallpdx


    Jun 2, 2007
    2nded. You should look at any old USA made peaveys, they have amazing build quality and tone and can be had for less than $500 usually.
  15. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Peavey's (T-40's specifically) are amazing basses for the $
  16. Cort Artisan
  17. morf

    morf Banned

    Feb 17, 2006
    Definitely those USA Peaveys.

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