Custom Bass Builders

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DFW_Bass, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. DFW_Bass

    DFW_Bass Guest

    Jul 8, 2008
    Are there any custom basses that are being offered under 2k and are good quality instruments. I'm wanting a custom built bass, but not looking to spend over $2k
  2. chris.gotfunk


    Mar 21, 2007
    Ashburn, Va
    Check the luthiers corner and PM them. I found a few builders on there in sub $2k range that I am having/have had build me a bass.

  3. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    If you want a bolt-on you could always build it yourself; that's what I Plan on doing for my next J-bass, whenever that is.
  4. yeah you can build it yourself(if you have the tools) or you can go to the luthier corner.
    (making myself a 4,a 5 or a 6 string this summer and it'll cost me 500-650$ so it's no big deal)
  5. NWB


    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
    Tom Clement,, makes great custom basses in your price range. I have a fretless he made and I love it. The quality and workmanship are all top-notch.:bassist:

    He's also a great guy to work with and is very good at communication which is always important. I can't recommend him highly enough!
  6. JOEP054

    JOEP054 Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Lynbrook, NY
    Hi DFW Bass. I just wanted to second the recommendation on a Tom Clement built bass. Tom has built me 4 of his basses and each one is special in it's own right. He is a fantastic guy to work with, will take the time to listen to your needs and is probably the best communicator of any builder I have experienced. With a budget of 2K or less you should be able to get a killer bass and have some of that budget left over (maybe to put towards a second Clement bass). Go to his website and check him out. Good luck with the quest.Peace. JoeP
  7. Chris Stambaugh might do one for juuust under a grand- but it would be worth far more, IMO. I have two custom sixes by him that barely exceeded 2G each & LOVE LOVE LOVE them. A lot. :)
  8. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    It is possible to get a custom Valenti or FBB for well under $2K if you don't go nuts with expensive upgrade features.
  9. ~Ethan~


    Dec 3, 2008
    Abilene, TX
    I'm planing on having this guy built me a custom bass.

    So far I think he's one of the best below 2k+. Althought I can't say from experience yet, I would recomend him from what I've seen and read.
  10. DFW_Bass

    DFW_Bass Guest

    Jul 8, 2008
    Does Tom Clement only do fretless basses, i actually like some of the basses from
  11. phatbass30


    Dec 24, 2006
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Groove is in the heart!!!
  12. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Killer bass!
  13. phatbass30


    Dec 24, 2006
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Groove is in the heart!!!
    thanks dude!!!

    killer indeed!!!

    i will be posting a review of this bass very soon!!!
  14. warnan


    Mar 1, 2004
    if you pay for the shipping i could find the best bass builder in Shanghai,hah.check this out
  15. no-logic

    no-logic Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2004
    Suburban Brewtown