1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to post, make friends, earn reward points at our store, remove most ads and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Best bass for recording on a budget

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by nuemes, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. nuemes


    Jun 9, 2005
    If you had $700 to spend on an electric bass for the purpose of recording indie/alt country, which bass would you purchase (and why)?
  2. caesarbass

    caesarbass Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Orange County, CA
    Media producer for Nordstrand Pickups, Wilkins Basses, G&L Guitars and Basses, Marco Basses, Tonecraft Audio, Lemur Music. I also run TheBassHang.com and am a dealer for Ulyate Pickups and Colibri Basses
    Go to Guitar Center and get a Fender P or a J or a P/J, take it home, record with it, see if you like it, if you don't like it, take it back and try another bass. G.C. has a great return policy, keep trying out basses until you find one that works for you.
  3. mksolid


    Jan 4, 2005
    there's a reverend rumblefish on ebay right now at a price of like $405
  4. I would say a Fender P or, one that's becoming even more common is a Stingray. You should be able to pick one up used for around that price range. The Lakland isn't a bad choice either.