Best Budget Bass for around $ 300

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rapturebass, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. rapturebass

    rapturebass Guest

    Dec 6, 2008
    what's the best bass for hard rock/metal/alternative music in the $ 300-350 range? Thanks
  2. bluewine

    bluewine Inactive

    Sep 4, 2008
    Ok, If you have a decent local Music Store, that deals with musicians and is run by Musicians, try this.

    Look at all the basses you like priced in the 500.00 dollar range, offer 275-300.00 and they should be happy.

    You might want to look at the new Vintage Squire Precision Bass. It's around 300.00 and plays like 1000.00 and it has an awesome bridge.

  3. lavmonga


    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY
    new 08 mexi fenders on clearance at GC
  4. used Spector Q4/5
  5. heavyhitter


    Jan 24, 2008
    A new (if you cant find one this cheap) or used MIM Fender P-bass.
  6. TrooperFarva

    TrooperFarva Guest

    Nov 25, 2004
    New City, NY
    Anything from the Squier Vintage Modified or Classic Vibe lines.
  7. Swerve


    Nov 22, 2002
    Portland, OR
    Ibanez ATK is around 300$ at my guitar center.
  8. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    This is entirely a function of how hard you shop and therefore a meaningless question.


  9. +1

    Best value out there.........:bassist:
  10. I think a used esp or ltd could do do job too(but its more rare)
  11. There's a white MIM Fender Jazz (not mine) up on TB classifieds right now for $265 that I would buy if I were looking for bass for around $300.

    I wish someone would buy it - It's tempting but I really don't need it. :bassist:
  12. Squier Affinity.