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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassmaster5632, May 13, 2005.
soo i was thinking Fender Aerodyne
Depends on a lot of things:
1) 4-string? 5-string? 6-string?
2) What kind of music do you play? What kind of tone do you want? Vintagey? Modern?
3) Do you want active or passive electronics?
4) Neck-through? Bolt on? Set?
5) Are you willing to buy used? Because you can get a sweet used bass for $600- $1000, like a used Warwick.
$1K could nab a sweet bass, especially if you buy used.
Well, you asked...
I recommend the Ernie Ball Music Man line of basses.
You want smooth to growly, jazz to punk type sounds? The Sterling.
You want boom thump bangin? The Stingray.
You want balls to the wall, on steroids, crushing madness? The Bongo.
My take on all of them? Comfortable, easy to play, tremendous build quality and sound. Great customer service. Lots of options to go with. All I could ask for in a bass and their creators.
Normal price is a little out of 700-1000 but I do believe there are sales to be had somewhere or another to pick up these basses for under 1000 brand new. Even less every day used. You won't get the selection of color as you would buying it at the normal price of a little over 1000, but from what I saw around town and in the used market, a good selection is possible. And in 5 string too!
Sorry, I'm still on my high from my recent acquisition
The Fender Aeros did look kinda interesting though. If you liked that direction.
carvin, well for 1k, you can probably get 2 used carvins.
In the price range you're talking I always consider
Lakland Skyline (especially 55-02)
Fender J-Bass or P-Bass
All used of course.
Simple question gets you a simple answer........
1. 4 string 2.i play rock- as far as tone goes i like modern 3.doesnt really make a diffrence to me 4.doesnt matter 5.i will buy used
Cool....my suggestions are still good ones. I would move the Spector up to number one though.
Just two words...
here is a twist on your request!
The more accomplished you are on your instrument the lager the selection of useable instruments grows. Regardless of price.
P.S. I would however look closely at the quality of fret dress
Fender American Series Jazz or Precision
Music Man Stingray, Sterling, or Bongo. Heck, SUB's are even good, and can be found for $100-$150 less than your lowest figure of $600, brand new.
Best bass in the $600 - $1000 range? A used Peavey Cirrus is at the top of the list.
Several good suggestions thus far. string spacing, pickup configuration....so many questions. Fender hits right in the middle. Used Deluxe in good shape, could do much worse.
Depending on the neck length. Short scale: I like the Jerry Jones Longhorn; Long scale: an American made Fender Jazz. I don't know about you guys, but I've only dealt with music stores that give me a grace period for a tryout. Find one you think you like, take it on a gig or two, if you don't like it, swap it out until you find one that suits you. If you can spend up to $1000.00 your options are wide open. Good luck.
Maybe you should try getting a kit bass from Warmoth because then you can get what ever you want.
Used MIA Dlx. Jazz, Precision, or something along those lines. (M5Yates has a beautiful Dlx. Precision for sale in the forum for only $650).
Spectors or Laklands are also phenominal basses. I've never actually played a Lakland, but I still plan on owning one someday. However, I've played numerous Spectors; and they were all great. I'm still kicking myself for letting a Brand new Euro 5 pass me by for $1050 a few months back. It was just awesome.
Then again, I just bought myself a Bongo. Just make a trip to Guitar Center, or whatever your local "Sam's Club of Music" is and play a bunch of basses. Then see what you like and start watching the for sale forums, ebay, pawn shops, etc.
Another vote for the Peavey Cirrus. Fantastic tone, build quality, serious top end features (35" scale, 18v electronics, ABM bridge, neck thru, etc.) and totally in your price range. You may even be able to find a new one for less than $1K.
There are always a couple on Ebay. Good luck!
If I wanted to stay under $1000.00 I would get a used Cirrus. You just cant get a better bass for the price.