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 Staff Member 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. 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 Staff Member 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 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


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
  11. 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. 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....