Best bass for recording on a budget

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


  1. nuemes

    nuemes

    Jun 9, 2005
    Seattle
    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

    Sep 21, 2004
    Orange County, CA
    Media producer for Nordstrand Pickups, Wilkins Basses, G&L Guitars and Basses, Marco Basses, Tonecraft Audio, Lemur Music.
    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

    mksolid

    Jan 4, 2005
    Brooklyn
    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.