Best First Bass under $200

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BlackNeckJspl, Feb 23, 2003.

Best First Bass under $200

Poll closed Oct 31, 2003.
  1. Dean Playmate Edge

    1 vote(s)
  2. ESP B50 or LTD B104

    6 vote(s)
  3. ESSEX from Rondo Music

    59 vote(s)
  4. Ibanez GSR Series

    15 vote(s)
  5. Peavey

    7 vote(s)
  6. Rogue

    7 vote(s)
  7. Squire by Fender

    20 vote(s)
  8. Washburn XB100

    2 vote(s)
  9. Wishy from E-Bay

    4 vote(s)
  10. Yamaha RBX Series

    21 vote(s)
  11. Other

    17 vote(s)
  1. BlackNeckJspl


    Dec 14, 2002
    While TB is a great place to get info about big buck basses, there are always new bassists looking to buy their first bass. Many of these budding bassists don’t have parents with deep pockets. I put together this poll so the knowledgeable posters on TB can help these bassists begin their great adventure in the Bass world. I compiled the list from common online music retailers.
  2. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    The ones I'v heard the best about overall have been the Yamaha basses and Essex (SX) basses. Both are supposedly GREAT basses for the money.

    When I was getting my first bass, I went with an Ibanez GSR200, but only because I didn't know any websites like TB to ask these sorts of questions about. And, it looked nicer than the Rogue, so I went it it. Boy, was I glad.

    It turned out to be my favorite bass yet, feel wise, and I've spend a LOT of time on high end basses. Freaky, eh?
  3. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
  4. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    heheh....ya....wishy even suggests it on his website :rolleyes:
  5. BassWizard55

    BassWizard55 Guest

    Dec 21, 2002
    Rome, Ga
    Who the hell voted for Rogue?
  6. I have a B-50 ESP , but the Essex seems much better. But the B-50 is still a good starting bass.
  7. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Squire, Essex, or Yamaha. All three have merits.

  8. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    By the way, aren't Wishy's about $300?

  9. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    I think so..I'd rather have an Essex even if it was twice the price.
  10. I second the Yamaha recommendation, and you can pobably can get a used Fender P Mexican for somewhere around there.
  11. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB

  12. Ill sell you an ibanez SR305B for 100 bucks. I dropped it on the street once (during marching band practice) and the finish is shattered and wood is craked around the Cord insert. One of the knobs fell through too, i think its the treble adjuster. And the bridge is kinda messed up too. Ok ill sell it for $50... any buyers... its still plays.
  13. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB

    It could be better than a wishy...:D
  14. Wishy , yea "I wishy it was better."
  15. tuBass


    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    I have a cort action that I converted into a fretless, and it was a real nice bass even before I upgraded the pickups. you can get those for around $180, but my first choice would be a essex
  16. Crow T. Robot!!! Sweet avatar!!! MST3K R0x0Rs!!!
  17. BlackNeckJspl


    Dec 14, 2002
    Thats why I specified "From Ebay";)

    I just Had to include "wishy" for commic relief.:D