Choice of a new bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Diddii, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. I really want to buy new bass this summer, but i really can't think about any bass that im really into right now. Please point out some cool basses.

    I got Jazz and P (Don't need another P or Jazz...)

    Budget around 1000$ (its not a limit, i can go higher if im interested). No ACTIVE system...
  2. thumpbass1


    Jul 4, 2004
    Are you interested in something you may not have, such as a fretless, or maybe a
    five or six string bass? I'm presuming from your public profile that your basses are standard four stringers. I'd consider something that fits a particular specialty such as a fretless, or multi string, and maybe even a short scale or semi hollow body bass just to add a different flavor to one's tone arsenal.
  3. envika


    Nov 27, 2007
    Bronx, NY
    -5-string (or more, but almost every one i've ever seen is active)
    -hollowbody (my personal choice, the ibanez artcores are very nice for under $500, and you can always get a weird off-brand from the 60s)
    -or get a nice amp
    -have you considered trying upright? used engelhardt + setup should work out to only a little over $1000...or a year's rental of a nicer bass for about $6-800
  4. no Fretless
    5 stringers are OK (but not more)
    No Hollow bodys

    Pretty much the standard.

    Im really into Humbucker since i only own basses with Single coil pickups.
  5. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    A Thunderbird is quite unlike what you have. Just a thought.
  6. I know, Thunderbird was my first bass... traded it for a Jazz bass.

    But looking for something new.
  7. PSPookie


    Aug 13, 2006
    Albuquerque, NM
    IME most bass humbuckers sound better with a good onboard pre.

    You could always get something with a bypassable pre like a G&L L2000 or L2500.

    Another option would be to get a good platform and modify it to your tastes (Skyline XX-01, XX-02, MTD Kingston etc.)
  8. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    Dingwall AB I 5str
  9. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Allentown, PA!
    Find a G&L bass with MFD humbucker(s); an L-2000, or better yet, find an old L-1000 on eBay or something.

  10. TheJohnG


    May 21, 2008
    When I was younger (alot) I bought a clear blue L-1000 off of a friend for a hundred dollars. I ripped out the frets, and my band played Muscle of Love with it. Grrrr. My buddy straightened out his life a while later and needed it back. I sold it to him for a hundred dollars. I'm still sad. Later he thanked me for defacing his bass. What a bass!
    Sorry OT.

    Buy a fretless. Just do it.
  11. can someone recommand fretless?
  12. Flintc


    Aug 15, 2006
    I don't understand. You have the standards, so you want something new and different. THIS I can understand, I mean, why not, you already have the standards.

    So you carefully limit yourself to standard! No ERB, no active, no hollow or semi-hollow, no fretless. So it has to be new and different, provided it's not different so it's not new. Man, those are tough requirements.

    Tell you what. Take a trip to GC, play their stuff (they cater to people without a lot to spend looking for pretty ordinary stuff) and pick something affordable and ordinary. Knock yourself out. Don't worry, they don't carry many 6-strings, or fretless, or hollow, or expensive.
  13. thanks everyone, i have decided to buy something new... 5string or maybe fretless...
  14. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
  15. Sterling
    Sting Ray
    Lakland 01 or 02
  16. WarwickFan


    Feb 7, 2005
    Warwick $$
    Can be played passive too.