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Budget Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dirk, Sep 24, 2001.

  1. dirk


    Apr 6, 2000
    Memphis, TN
    For some reason, here lately I've gotten GAS for budget instruments. I have no logical way to explain it, except that it's easier to save less money for a new bass. Right now I'm thoroughly convinced that the Kingston is going to be my next bass, but I noticed in another thread that some mentioned a budget Lakland. Is this true, and considering how much Laklands cost, what is the definition of budget for them? I think it was Munji who said something about them. When are they coming out, and where can I get some info on them? thanks.

  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    You can get a solid color one for around $1000.

    The ones with the figured tops will go around $1600.
  3. dont waste money wit dat stupid bass
    get an ibanez gsr200
    abd after u changge the factory strings
    it sounds studio bass quality
    trust me ;)
  4. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    :confused: :eek: :rolleyes: [​IMG]
  5. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Just changing the strings changes the sound of a $200 bass to that of a $1000+ bass (I'm only assuming that this would be the price on a "studio quality" bass).:eek: Well, what was I thinking when I bought my Dingwall?:confused:

  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Yeah, I guess I had better sell my Cirrus, Sonus and Rapture.:rolleyes:
  7. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    dang.. I should sell back my Stingray 5 and get a cheap ibenez and put some nice strings on it??? Gpsh I wish I had known about this magic $200 bass before.... :confused:
  8. craigb

    craigb G&L churnmeister Supporting Member

    While everybody's definition of a "budget" bass is different I don't know if I'd call the import Lakland a "budget" bass (that's a mighty nice budget I'd like to have!). I think I'd go for a new/used G&L/US Fender/MM first but I haven't had one of the import Laklands in hand yet so I don't know for sure.

    The Korean MTDs are nice but I wasn't blown away by the K4 I tried in a store (it was a nice bass - just not my cup of tea). I do have an MTD Beast that I like a lot so an Heir with the neck pickup might be more my speed.

    My concept of a budget bass is the $169 Dearmond Pilot Pro I picked up from MF a couple of weeks ago. But to each his own. My "good" bass is a G&L which is a cheapie to some.
  9. do you have one with the fanned-fret deal? i'm really curious about that, how do you like it?
  10. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
  11. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Yes that is the fanned fret deal. I love the bass, from the fanned frets to, well... everything. In fact I am putting together the options for my next Dingwall, a six string. The one I have right no is a 5.

  12. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    yeah you should, i dont know why anyone would want one of those pieces of crap anyway's :rolleyes:
  13. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    If you have any specific questions you can email me.

  14. dudes ive played a sterling4 and 5 and a stingray 4
    ill tell u my ibanez gsr200 still rips there balls off:D
  15. Dude, yeah dude! GSR200! Does your Ibanez Soundwave 25 kick an SVT too??

  16. Guess I shouldn't have wasted that money on the Stingray 5.

  17. Kelvin


    Apr 30, 2000
    Those have got to be some killer strings, eh?... :D

    I'm curious as to what studio quality means here. ;)
  18. the strings were deanmarkly blue steel ML gauge
    studio quality means it u woudlnt be ashaimed to play it on stage:)
  19. Studio quality, eh?
    Well, there ya go....

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