Best bass deals you've seen?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 5stringDNA, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    I having been looking around for a Czech Spector 5, and I ran across These guys are Spector and Music Man dealers, and I have never seen prices remotely close to theirs- even on the web. How does 50% of list ($1099 for a $2199 Czech) sound for regular prices. They have FREE SHIPPING as well! Check it out if ya need a Spector or MM!

    I think this has been done before, but I haven't seen anything on it in awhile and can't find the thread, so what are some of the best deals you guys have ever gotten or seen on a bass??:cool:
  2. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    My Alembic Rogue 6. Cost me $2300 but it lists for over $8000. It is 11 years old but has very little wear and it sounds and feels great.
  3. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    All of my current gear have been great deals - hanewinckel costs close to $2000 new - bought it for $500. My AI contra amp costs somewhere around $850 new, bought it for $300. MIM jazz fretless was $80 (plus $50 for the bart pups.)
  4. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Sounds like you've got the knack for getting some killer prices on cool stuff. But I think that Brad Johnson has got to be the king of great deals. I've followed his methods but it hasn't yielded anything like the deals he's come across.

    Yes, Rik's is awesome. They were stealing everybodies business on Aguilar until that got shut down. :bawl:
  5. I got a hell of a deal on Ebay on my Ibanez sr405 5-String fretted i payed $150.00 for it and its brand new not a scratch and plays perfect

  6. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Brad is just crazy. No one gets deals like that cat. I can't understand it. I would really like to vist his house. :eek:
  7. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    i'm getting a new peavey G bass for $400.
  8. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I bought a used Stage1 5 from GC for $700.
  9. I got a Zoom506 bass pedal for free:)

  10. telemike


    Jul 7, 2003
    I just ordered a Washburn XB-102 bass for $99 from musicians friend as a starter bass.
  11. bassmangreg


    Jun 20, 2001
    Warrenton, NC
    I have a translucent blue Czech Spector 5 that I'll let go for about $800.00. Is this a good deal?
  12. lumankicks


    Jun 12, 2003
    Actually the best deal I get is a small music store in the town I live in. That's b/c he'll offer 25% off Musician's friend price, as well as sells you a high quality instrument in your price range (doesn't try to sell you the highest one on the line) and knows the answers to inane stupid questions we all ask as newbies.

    I don't order basses online b/c you just can't get that kind of service online.

  13. hmm all my stuff was prety much a good deal my yamaha attitude special retails at £900, i got it used at 5 years old for £150. my ABM500 new £1000, mine new for £350, peavey 4x10 retails at £400ish, mine for £150, and dimarzo willpower ( p style pickup, and a humbucker) retails about £160, mine off ebay for £40 :) :D
  14. Asaf


    Jun 9, 2003
    my 3 basses :
    1. jazzbass 50th ann. got it for 700$ new with hard shell case included.
    (price list 1400$) cause the salesman was a father of a friend of mine.
    2. my pedulla pentabuzz got it for 2299$ new.
    (price list $3,595)
    3. the biggest deal i've got a 5 string argentinian made (a warwick look a like) with a killer B and great sound with a hard shell (TKL) case for 180$ !!
  15. When walking out of my house with a bass one evening in 1993, the old woman next door said" You play guitar?" I said "I play bass". She said she had just sold her husbands bass last week. I had to ask what kind was it. She said it was old. About 30 years old (1963?). Her husband used to pay in the grand ole opry so she had bought him a fender. He used it for about 3 months then retired it to the closet for 29 yrs. +. How much did you get for it I asked. She said "I feel guilty we only paid $150.00 for it but the young man who bought it was very happy to pay $75.00 for it. I still cry when I think of this. That's Life.
  16. 72beetle


    Jun 10, 2001
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Although I haven't gotten any phenomenal deals on basses, I once got a legal, working car in exchange for a hit of acid. Does that count?

  17. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Syracuse Ut
    In '83 I got my all original down to the strings '66 Jazz from a country guit**r player for $350 (he wouldn't dicker on price). Case, strap, all there. I shoulda' bought the black Les Paul he had, it had a built in synthesized organ, but he wanted $500.
  18. ryuujin


    Jun 1, 2003
    Delaware, OH
    My Ibanez SB900. Originally $995, got it on ebay for $225 w/ s&h and a nice gig bag.
  19. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    I bought my guitar for 25 bucks. the homemade preamp/distortion junk I made and stuck in it costed about the it's a 50 dollar guitar with built in distortion. Slap some new strings on it, bit of a setup, and it's as good as anything 4 or more times the price.
  20. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I bought my Hamer CH12 for $299 new, closeout at Guitar Center in Dallas. List is $1299, and the cheapest I have seen a new one is $649, and I have seen several used ones go on Ebay for $350 and up.