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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Patrick61503, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Im looking to buy a new bass in the ball park of $1000, my play style is an attempt at mimicing victor wooten. I was looking at an Ibanez SR1200, MM bongo, G&L L-2000, or perhaps maybe even a warwick. I would like to know a few pros and cons of each, and suggestions are welcome. i would prefer something with 24 frets but 22 is my minimum which is why im not looking into a MIA Fender Jazz.
  2. Seeing as those are all over 1000$ new, you're going to have to go used.

    But if you really want to mimic that Victor Wooten tone, I would go for something a bit more..."modern" sounding. Out of those three, the SR1200 would be it. This is just IMO of course, so you'll get lots of answers. You could probably ballpark it with any of them though.
  3. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    The Bongo has the modern tone as well, and can be found USED in your price range. I believe there are a few right now in the classifieds right here on TB.
  4. I'd say Bongo - pretty light, comfortable, killer slap tone imo
  5. Bongo
  6. pringlw


    Nov 22, 2008
    Seattle Area
    I'd say a Musicman Sterling. Ok, you don't get 24 frets but as an owner of both a Fodera Yin Yang, as well as a Sterling I can tell you that the closest you're going to find to Victor's neck in a mass produced instrument is a Sterling. Nothing else I've found comes close.

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