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Best bang for the buck?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by John K., Mar 6, 2003.


  1. What would you say is the best bargain for gear? Not only relatively inexpensive, but also a quality product? Name basses, amps, effects, or any other type of music related gear you can think of! Set up the catagories the way you want, and provide as many as you can think of. Try and provide approximated prices if possible, too.

    Here are my picks:

    Basses:
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    -Essex: $100-$200
    -Brice: $200-$400
    -Japanese Fenders: $400-$600

    Amps:
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    -Heads:
    -Hartke: $300-$500

    -Cabinets:
    -Avatar: $200-$400

    -Combo:
    -Ampeg (BA115 or B100R): $300-$500

    -Preamp:
    -Sansamp RBI: $300

    -Power amps:
    -Carvin: $300 and up
    -QSC: $200 and up

    Miscellaneous:
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    -Strings:

    -Roundwound:
    -Ernie Ball: $15-$20

    -Flatwound:
    -Fender: $15-$25



    :bassist:
     
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Used
     
  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Except strings
     
  4. that title was pretty sneaky sis;) :eek: :D
     
  5. Are you calling me a girl? :confused:
     
  6. no im calling myself batman:D
     
  7. For $10 I know this uummmm lady....................
    Oh, I'm sorry, you were talking about bass gear, my bad!
     
  8. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    "I once knew a hooker named Minnie Mazzola..."

    Quick, name the movie!!!
     
  9. moley

    moley

    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    I can't have been the only person who's mind wandered down a completely different path on seeing the thread title "Best Bang For the Bucks"? :D
     
  10. peavey definitely deserves mention, for their amps and speakers and, so i hear, for the cirrus.
     
  11. Mike A

    Mike A Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2002
    Kentucky
    Used G&L basses.
     
  12. Used Carver power amplifiers, like the PM 600, PM 1200, PM 1.5 etc. Note - different company than Carvin. Power to weight ratio of the QSC PLX series for 1/3 the price.

    PA speakers - Yamaha S215IV..... they sound smoother, less-colored than most speakers costing 3x the dough.
     
  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Used

    Essex/Rondo

    Peavey - anything

    Carvin - anything

    MIM and MIJ Fenders

    Hartke heads

    Ampeg preamps

    QSC power amps