Best Lefty basses out there?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jaymeister9195, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. jaymeister9195

    jaymeister9195 Guest

    Dec 5, 2007
    Im trying to find a decent lefty bass in the 450-650 range. So far Im leaning toward a Schecter Stiletto Studio, Stiletto Elite, or MIM Jazz.

    Unfortunately having to play lefty doesnt allow me to play too many at the stores. Any suggestions on a good lefty bass in this price range?
  2. whodom


    Mar 3, 2006
    Salters, SC
    How about a G&L L-2000 Tribute?
  3. jaymeister9195

    jaymeister9195 Guest

    Dec 5, 2007
    Yea, I missed that one. Never tried one, but then again I havent tried a Schecter yet either.
  4. Warpticon

    Warpticon Guest

    Jul 14, 2007
    North Little Rock, AR
    Play a Peavey Mil BXP and I bet you'll be thinking differently after you get done.
  5. avid

    avid born lefty

    Jun 22, 2005
    Ashland, Oregon USA
    Check out the lefty bass FAQ in my signature. There are links to as many lefty bass producers as I could find. Price point isn't listed; but you will see what the possibilities are.
  6. My nephew is a lefty and I picked up a ESP B255 5 string in Trans red with a flame maple top, EMG HZ pups, 3 band eq, nickel hardware, neck through, string through body for him. He loves it. $449.
  7. mrokern

    mrokern TB's resident Rush freak

    Jul 20, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    Advice from a fellow lefty who has been in your shoes...

    A MIM Jazz can be great or terrible. You have to play each one you come across because they vary so much. I love mine to death, especially with a Badass II and lighter-gauge strings. It'll give any American a run for its money (and win, from the ones I've played).

    I also have a Schecter Studio 5 lefty, and I am becoming very fond of it as well. It has a very different sound from the Jazz, of course, but still sounds great, plays great, and looks great (IMO).

    I can't fault either one, and those are both definitely worth looking at. The others in this thread all have their adherents, to be certain (I've heard great things about the G&Ls, and I started out on a Peavey...very good for the $$$), but I'm happy with my current stable. :smug:

  8. bleepo


    Feb 6, 2003
    For a bit more, the used market is your friend.

    I picked up a 98 Warwick Thumb 5 on ebay for $750.
  9. Nitto

    Nitto Guest

    Mar 18, 2007
    Adelaide, South Aus
    yeah, bummer about stores having only 1-4 left hand basses (usually the cheaper ones too) i settled for a mexi jazz and luckily got a good one, modified it and i've never turned back, it's a great bass now... the stilletto studio 4 is a great bass too, that'd be near the top of my list
  10. bleepo


    Feb 6, 2003
    I'm looking for a 6... My only options in my price point here seem to be the MTD Z6 and the Stiletto Studio 6.

    I have a MIM jazz. I don't like it much at all. Doesn't hold a candle to my old CIJ that was stolen a few years back.
  11. LHbassist

    LHbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    Reno, Nevada
    See the thread for lefty p-bass stolen in Reno for more detailed information. I have 3 of these basses, Fender Japan to be more specific. Aside from not so great but usable hardware, these are incredibly nice basses for the money. My Lake Placid Blue p-bass is killer. Here's the link below, it's really tricky navigating the page to find the lefty basses, click the second folder tab from the left, 'guitar and base' Go to 'Fender Japan' - find the pic of the lefty strat and click on it. Once you scroll down, you'll see the basses and color options, you won't be disappointed.
  12. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    I like the Ibanez SR500 basses a lot, and they fit in that price range.
  13. Mr. Black

    Mr. Black

    Oct 23, 2007
    Portland, TX
    I own a Schecter 6 and a G&L tribute 4......

    Schecter makes good stuff... But it doesn't hold a candle to the G&L, IMO....

    If G&L made a sixer tribute (....never happen:(), I would never need anything else. But, they don't so I have the Schecter.
  14. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx

    This or the MTD Kingston Series are the best lefty options I've found in this price range.
  15. LeftyLB70P


    May 4, 2005
    Athens, Ga.
    I can't believe that no one has mentioned Carvin's!

    I have had 3 - still have 2 a fretted 5'ver and a fretless 5'ver. These basses are GREAT! You can't buy one new for the price range that you gave but check the 'bay and you can definitely grab one in your price range.
    People love to speak badly about Carvins but their basses are a real quality product at great prices. You really hurt yourself not to consider them IMO.
  16. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx

    Not really quite in the price range. I have a BB75 I just love, but it cost a bit more than that new. If we are including used prices, that would open up a plethora of choices. :D