Good Cheap Bass to Disassemble for Build?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Raddude, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Raddude


    Sep 2, 2018

    I am currently in the process of planning a bass build and have been looking at various cheap basses to take all of the hardware and electronic from to build my bass. Here are a few I am looking at:

    Cort Action IV (

    Squier Vintage Jaguar (Squier Vintage Jaguar Bass Sunburst | Damm Music)

    Ibanez GSR200 (Ibanez GSR200 4-String Active Electric Bass 2004 Black #I040801540 w/Beginner Books)

    I am trying to get the best electronics I can at this price point and I really like the sound(s) of the Cort but I don't want it to crap out in a few months, do you think the electronics in any of these will be passable? If not, what used basses (<$150, don't have a ton of money to throw at this project) would you recommend?

    Thank you!
  2. jackn1202


    Feb 14, 2018
    Austin, TX
    The Jag will sound great and I suspect will have the better electronics of any of those, but they should all be perfectly fine for a beginner build. The Jag is also a great bass... the GAS for a Jag is strong
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