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Good bass for $2,000?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by cire113, May 17, 2011.

  1. cire113


    Apr 25, 2008
    Well right now i have an ibanez sr300... I want to buy a real nice bass now .. my budget is about 2k..

    Anyone have any recommendations.. Im looking for a bass similar to one i have now... Lots of frets, small thin neck, and lightweight..

    Im looking at just getting an ibanez prestige, because i love my sr300 so much and its just like a higher end model... beautiful finish too

    Ibanez SR5000E Prestige Bass Guitar and more 4 String Electric Bass at GuitarCenter.com.
  2. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Get your paws on as many basses as you can and find one you like. Hit up Bass Central near Orlando for example. Or if you have a Guitar Center near you, you can try there too.
  3. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Ibanez prestige would certainly be one to have on your list. But like Ray says, go try as many of them expensive basses as you can and pick from faves of those.
  4. Antares

    Antares Supporting Member

    Jul 18, 2009
    Austin, TX
    $2000 dollars is a pretty good budget, you should have tons of options and basses to try. Since your in FLorida, id definitely take a trip to Bass Central and play as much as you can. Even if its a day trip, probably worth it when finding a bass for that much.

    Also, i have an Ibanez SR5006E prestige, and they are incredible instruments. Some people might get turned off by an Ibanez with that price tag, but they really can hang with any boutique instrument IMO.
  5. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    For $2000, you can get a *great* bass - particularly if you're buying used.
  6. jazzmonkey


    Mar 7, 2010
    ^^^ what he said
  7. FunkyMcNasty

    FunkyMcNasty Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    Hit up Bass Central. Those guys are awesome and you cant find a better selection. Your question is pretty loaded. You need to just play a bunch and see whats what. Have fun with it.
  8. mannysilvers

    mannysilvers Commercial User

    Jun 20, 2009
    Engineer, Electro-Harmonix
    You got $2000 and want something with a thin neck. If you want something with lots of tonal versatility and a sort of cool shape you could go with a EBMM Big Al.

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