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Help! Bass Budget 1,200$(little more or less)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jeffreyjrj, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. jeffreyjrj


    Jan 24, 2012
    hey guys so im looking to add another bass to my collection because i want one. right now i have a schecter stiletto studio 5 and a G&L-2500(USA). Ever since i picked up my G&L i despise my schecter and can almost never play it anymore. So i need a new bass cause my G&L is going back for repairs on a possible grounding issue and i don't know when i'm going to get it back.

    I really don't have any specific genre that i stick to so i'm looking for another fairly versatile bass and i'm willing to go USED. some of the basses i have been looking at so far:

    -Peavey cirrus (played and loved)
    -Carvin sb5000
    -Fender American Jazz Bass (played and loved)
    -Cort A5 CustomZ

    I usually prefer tight string spacing as well, but it isn't a deal breaker. and weight isn't much of a problem for me either cause i'm still young. so let me know what you guys think is the best versatile bass and feel free point me into some other directions.
  2. bass4worship

    bass4worship Ready For Freddy, let rock Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Sebring, Florida
    Any Carvin basses are good and are reasonable price.
  3. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2011
  4. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I'd go with the Jazz if only to have an industry standard bass available. That and they are fairly versatile (I'm more of a Precision fan myself).
  5. Bassman1971


    Nov 4, 2013
    IMO a MTD bass is very nice. Great tone ect. I prefer the MTD Heir it's about $900 brand new
  6. Lou Bottini

    Lou Bottini

    Feb 25, 2004
    A used Musicman Stingray or American Fender Jazz can be found in that price range. Both play and sound great (different) and hold their value.
  7. stonewall


    Jun 14, 2010
    It depends... are you looking for a bass that will play great and appreciate in value ?If so go with a FENDER P or J.
  8. Gaolee

    Gaolee Outta my way! I'm caffeinated! Supporting Member

    You can probably get a used Ric for a little more than your stated budget.
  9. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Good one as well. A Jazz or a Ric will give you something different from what you already have.
  10. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA

    ROOTSnFIFTHS Low-end Lover since '78!

    Oct 25, 2012
    NJ to Sin City
    ^True dat.
    I just played a 2013 American Standard Jazz at GC(NEW) and wow it was sweet. Fender is really stepping up the QC on these. With 15% off today that bass was near $1,000 new. Good deal if you ask me.
  12. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I think the OP is looking for a 5er, no?

    I'm a fan of Carvin and Peavey, would gladly go with either. If you're ordering a new Carvin, though, it will take 6 weeks or so, by the time you get it you'll probably have your G&L back. If you're talking about picking up an existing used one, then go for it. But if you played and loved a Cirrus, I'd just get that.
  13. mrb327


    Mar 6, 2013
    Nobody Knows
    This. You tried it, liked it. Shortlist Cirrus and Jazz. I always recommend used if possible to save money, but if one of these two impressed you more, that's your bass :bassist: