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Best active under 700$

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nnorbie14, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. nnorbie14


    Sep 26, 2010
    What basses do you think are awesome under 700$(new,actual price,not musician's friend price,as it only ships in usa,canada,australia).Smooth,jazzy sounding bases are an advantage for me.

    The active squier seems nice,but I'm just wondering if there's anything more expensive/of higher quality,which I wouldn't have to modify to get a nice sound.

    Thanks :)
  2. Nightwing16


    Nov 3, 2010
    I bought a Yamaha TRB 1005 for $500.00 and it is the only bass I play live. I don't think Yamaha makes it anymore.:bassist:
  3. steamthief


    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    G&L Tributes?
  4. Andy_D


    Nov 28, 2009
    Corpus Christi, TX
    Loving my new to me Ibanez BTB 555. mMnt condition for $255 with a case off the bay. Lots of tones, Barts, and a sweepable EQ. Oh and I was able to just the action insanely low with no buzzing! I have no intention on modding anything this bass.
  5. +2 to the ibanez notion.
  6. I think the L-2000 is a sweet active, but if the OP can't get MF to ship to wherever he lives, I'm not so sure he's going to find a G&L dealer in his neighborhood.


    I like the Fender Deluxe P Special, but the MSRP is close to $900. Not sure what the "street price" is in your neck of the woods, but you find them online for around $650.

    I've also heard a lot of good things about the Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active, but I've never had the chance to play one.
  7. I've had my Ibanez SR500 for almost a year now, and I'm really happy with it. List price is $730, Guitar Center price is $550 new. Easy, fast-playing neck, and a modern but versatile tone.
  8. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    Fender Deluxe Active P.

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