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Best bass for $700

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by saristi, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. saristi


    Feb 7, 2008
    Hey Guys, i want to get a new 5-string bass and i'm really thinking about get this one:

    Schecter Stiletto Studio-5 Bass

    It looks great and has many good reviews of it there. I would like to know what do you guys think and what other basses should I consider.

  2. SgtKoi


    Oct 27, 2007
    have you thought about spector?
  3. Check used. Lots of good deals to be had.
  4. saristi


    Feb 7, 2008
    Dou you mean the Spector Legend Classic 5-String Bass??? It seems to be a great bass.
  5. CapnSev

    CapnSev Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    For $700 I would definately go used. You can get a nice US made G&L, or maybe even score a great deal on a Musicman for just a little more.

    If you like the Spector, get a used Euro (or Euro Rebop) Spector for $700 and under. Much better than the Korean one you mentioned IMO.
  6. S Lewis

    S Lewis

    May 23, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    You could get a TBC AP500 (new!) and have money to spare
  7. Mike Shevlin

    Mike Shevlin

    Feb 16, 2005
    Las Vegas
    Used Lakland 55-02 - u will love it.
  8. saristi


    Feb 7, 2008
    I was reading about the lackland 55-02 and it really rocks, but it's difficult to find this bass used for less than $850. Do you have more suggestions??

  9. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    You may find a 55-02 for your price. 55-01 Laklands are terrific, too. :hyper:
  10. Just save a little bit more. It'll be worth it.
  11. BobKos


    Apr 13, 2007
  12. RobTheSkanker


    Aug 29, 2006
    Dundalk, MD
    if you want to go cheaper( a hard thing to do after talking to people here haha), check out the Squier vintage modified active 5 string if you dont have anything along those lines, I played one, it was nice, and everything that i've heard about it is good.
  13. DanielleMuscato


    Jun 19, 2004
    Columbia, Missouri, USA
    Endorsing Artist, Schroeder Cabinets
  14. JMDT


    Jan 30, 2008
    Louisville, Ky
    G&L Tribute L2500, amazing bass for the money.
  15. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    In terms of new basses, I think that the TBC, G&L, and 55-01 are all great. One great bass that is less common is the Cort GB-75. It is basically a 55-02 with a two band preamp and Korean electronics. I have one and I have been very impressed with it. It has a great neck and is light (I think mine is maybe 9 lbs.) Soundwise, I think it is very, very close to a 55-02 (remember 55-02s are made at the Cort factory in Korea.) Another factor that some might like is that it is 34" scale instead of 35. It also has full 19mm string spacing and the capacity to split the MM humucker unlike USA Millenniums (also great under $700 basses if you considering buying used.)

    Another plus is that compared to older 55-02s (the ones most likely to be found used around $700) with Barts, it does a much more credible Stingray imitation too.:bassist:
  16. Mike Shevlin

    Mike Shevlin

    Feb 16, 2005
    Las Vegas
    +1 1/2 make the stretch. I've made a number of them & never regretted it.
  17. Buy it, you will not regret it. I bought an Ibanez SR-505 and owned it for 1 month until I played the schecter. I gave the Ibanez back to GC for the Schecter straight up. Awesome tone and awesome for slapping. The only thing I did was change the strings on it. :bassist:
  18. saristi


    Feb 7, 2008
    What have you heard about the Schecter basses?? Which are the principal diferences between this bass and the Fender, Lackland, Warwick, Musicman and the more expensive basses??? Cause I have read a lot about the Schecters and they seem to be an excelent choice. Moreover, the Schecter basses are really really good looking.
  19. They're made in Korea, for starters. Then there's the EMG-HZ pickups, which a lot of people find sorta weak. The studio has a 3 band EQ, which is nice. Generally they come decently set up from the factory. Very low action with minimal buzz. Elixir strings are standard I believe, which are very bright. Very nice bass for the money.
  20. saristi


    Feb 7, 2008
    And which basses do you recommend to me?? Obviously, I want a professional and versatile bass, but less than $700