Give me advice on buying a new bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sugarloafer1990, Jul 17, 2001.

  1. Sugarloafer1990


    Jul 17, 2001
    i need a bass in the 300-600 dollor range. i like the funk.
    i want a good quality bass, with a nice powerful sound. what
    would u recommend.
  2. FunkSlapRumblefish

    FunkSlapRumblefish Guest

    May 23, 2000
    Charlotte, NC
    If you get a chance, try out a Yamaha RBX760A. This bass has active electronics for great slap tone and has a great look and feel. They carry them at Guitar Center and Mars. I've been very happy with mine for the past 3 years and it always functions perfect when needed. I think they cost around $500 new. This is just a suggestion though :)


    p.s. Welcome to TalkBass:D
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Welcome to Talkbass, Sugarloafer.:)

    I would recommend that you try out the Ibanez BTB400 and the MTD Kingston or Heir.

    Great basses, all $600 or less.
  4. The obvious choice for funk would be a Fender Precision. You can get a Mexican model cheap, and not too much for an American model.