Best bass under $2000???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TheLastMinute, Jun 23, 2002.

  1. TheLastMinute


    Jun 23, 2002
    I was jusr curious as to what you people think is the best bass that you can buy for under $2000.

    ..........4 strings.
  2. what kind? 4, 5, 6? Fretted, Fretless? I think the bast 6es are the peavey cirruses.
  3. TheLastMinute


    Jun 23, 2002
    I agree with you about the Peavey for 6 string, but I was thinking more along the lines of a 4 string.
  4. TheLastMinute


    Jun 23, 2002
    Come on guys help a fellow bassest out.
  5. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    The problem is that unlike say, under $500, or under $1000, 2 grand gets you into the range where it's all about what YOU want. It's enough dough to get a whole heckuva lotta basses, 4s in particular. There's new to be had, super high end stuff for $2000's all personal style and comfort at that figure.

    That said, what kinda music, what basses do you like, playability wise, sound wise? What do you NOT like? What woods are you looking at, ect?
  6. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Lakland Skyline.
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Lakland 4-94, used, in new condition. Happens all the time. You might even be able to get a new one for $2,000. They list at $3,000. Ask Gard or Dude.

    The Spector NS4CRFM is the best bass under $2000.00 IMO. That or a Warwick Thumb Bolt on depending on your personal preferance. But like someone said above, its more to do with personal preferance when u get up in this price range. Some people would probably say some sort of Fender would be the best! *shudders*
  9. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Warwick? Naw. And the right Fender Jazz FMT WOULD be worth considering. List:$2,399 Street: $1465
  10. danelectros are good inexpensive basses, but if you're looking for solid body, they're probably not your bag. i think LTD's are extremely excellent, and fender jazz basses, but not precision
  11. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Your choices are just about limitless.(note I said just about;) )

    My vote goes to a Modulus Quantum 4 with Bart pups (or EMG's, if that is your style).
  12. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I'd put my money into a Zon Sonus.
  13. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Why do you want to know the best? Who is the best for? What will it be used for? What kind of tones are required? Are the player's hands small or large? Does this person require narrow neck or wide? Slapper or fingerstyle (or pick:eek:)? Exotic woods or common woods?

    The best is totally a subjective thing. Heck, there isn't even one single "best" for me!

    And, I don't know about you, but I don't consider anyone around here a "bassest", but there are several bassists!;)LOL
  14. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Danelectro ... there you are!

    I am the bassest bassist I know, too. Or was it the bossest bassist ...??? Nope, basest bassist for sure.
  15. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    my vote would be to a wenge necked warwick streamer stage 2 or dolphin (older one with rosewood body)

    but that's just MY vote. as you can see - $2k gets you a LOT of bass.
  16. I played one of those Stu Hamm IV basses. Not the best bass for under $2000 whoever it was a good bass, alot of tone variation. If I could I'd buy it.

    It really depends on what kind of sound you want from the bass. I'd personally go for a Warwick or but a bass that has a solid body, plays well and buy pickups that have the sound you want for it.
  17. Nancy-Boy


    Sep 16, 2001
    Well i think Any GB bass is worth considering i mean check out some the beautiful basses they make here

    the GB IV are usually under £2000 and if u wondering my baby is the black sprakley GB IV 4-String and i love it to will be coming so0on...

  18. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    You have to look long & hard but I found 2!!!!! A Used Sadowsky. I bought a 1991 24fret 5 string w/a flamed maple top (light flame, not a super AAAA top) for $1750. It didn't compare to my natural 24fret soundwise & the neck was alittle chunkier, so I put it on eBay a few weeks later & sold it for $1900. (about $3500 new)

    A guy on TalkBass, (I forget his name) sold me a Vintage 4 w/morado board, matching headstock in lake placid blue. The bass was GREAT, but I didn't feel at the time I needed 2 vintage 4 Sadowskys. I found an ad on BAssGear or Harmony Central. The guy had a Vintage 5 & wanted a vintage 4. I had the 4 & wanted the 5. I really wanted to trade my transparent blue, but he wanted the Lake Placid Blue one.

    Vintage 4 I traded for the Vintage 5:
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    Vintage 5 I just got:
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    So you can really say I got 3 Sadowskys for under $2000.
  19. Ibanez ATK, but does it really matter? no one listens to bass anyway.
  20. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Sorry...but did you say somethin'?:D