best 6 string bass under a grand

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by metropolis 2112, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. metropolis 2112

    metropolis 2112 Guest

    Apr 9, 2012
    :help: I'm looking for a good 6 string bass for metal that won't break the bank and would be decent for metal. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. coyote1


    Mar 23, 2012
    Ibanez BTB series. That is, if you buy new. You could order one from GuitarCenter by midnight for $850 with their online coupon.

    Used?? Plenty of great options.
  3. howardkohler


    Jan 7, 2012
    You might take a look at Carvin. I don't play a ton of metal, but I have a Carvin LB76 that has quite a bit of growl (helped by my GK MB500) and sustains forever. It works quite well for the harder songs that I play. I picked it up here on TB for around $700. Good luck!
  4. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    Peavey Cirrus.
  5. Axcellerator (used), cirrus, "some" btb. Some ibanez sr
  6. cschenk78


    Mar 12, 2000
    Watertown, NY
    I have an ibanez sr506 up for sale - pm if you are interested.
  7. mp40smg


    Aug 11, 2010
    Worcester, Ma.
    I have a ksd 70s jazz that has been working out very well.
  8. lucam

    lucam Guest

    Jun 6, 2010
    Get a used Yamaha TRB, everything except the 1006!
  9. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    the new Cort Curbow 6 is coming soon
  10. Gonna be hard to top the options and quality of a used Cirrus. I got a nice redwood fretted 6 for $899 a few years back.
  11. Theres a 90s ZON legacy elite 6 string for $950 in one of the threads above this one.. I wish i can buy it :(
  12. Soverntear

    Soverntear Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    a used MIJ ibanez would be my guess
  13. mp40smg


    Aug 11, 2010
    Worcester, Ma.

    Do you have any info/ details on this?
  14. Quackhead


    Jan 17, 2012
    Elk Grove, CA
    I would go with a Carvin. With options it will put you over a grand but it's well worth it.
  15. xhawk5

    xhawk5 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Palm Coast, FL
  16. metropolis 2112

    metropolis 2112 Guest

    Apr 9, 2012
    i was thinking about a sr506 but i wanted to ask tb first for metal
  17. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    Used, will get you the most for your money, what ever you decide.
  18. Dogman67

    Dogman67 Guest

    Apr 3, 2012
    Central PA
    I have an Ibanez SR-506 and it's a great instrument for the money. Comfy neck and lots of usable tones. You can probably find a decent used one for under $500.
  19. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again??

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA