Pretty self explanatory. I’ve always played basses under $500. Some have been hits and others spectacular misses, so what are some of the ones you’ve loved. I’m talking playability, feel, and “stock performance” so string changes and electronic swaps count but only if the total was under $500. And yes, used basses can sneak in here I’ll start. My Classic Vibe 60’s precision in the correct fiesta red is probably still my favorite bass. It’s fun to play, sounds great, and cost $300. My road worn jazz I snagged at 450 and I have a MIJ Jag that I grabbed for 450 as well. I consider both to be stellar deals. I thought i liked the Sterling SUB Ray 4. But, I played the new Sterling Ray24ca yesterday and know that’s a bass I’ll probably be investing in soon miles better then the Ray4 as far as comfort and ease of playing. It’s right at $500 so on the used market it’ll be great unless somehow I get a deal on a new one.