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I Want a Single Cut Bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BeastSternecker, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. BeastSternecker


    Aug 5, 2013
    Lately, my infatuation with single cut basses has been growing. And it has been growing a lot.

    Regardless of how they play, the looks of them are just killer to me; however, there must not be a lot of people who think that due to the low number of single cuts compared to the two cut aways.

    I'm a rather young bassist (not my years playing, but my actual age) which classifies me as a rather poor bassist. I'm 18 and don't work a lot due to school. Just this summer, I worked a lot to purchase my new American P-Bass (woo!) but now I'm gassing again for a single cut.

    What are some single cuts that are relatively cheap. For a price range, I'd hope to keep it under 2000 (used).

    Do they mass produce any single cuts?
    I've heard of a lot of different brands that offer them, but not cheap. So far, I've got my eye on a Benevante Standard 5. The Brubaker Brutes are also pretty cheap. Any others?

  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Brubaker Brute is right up your alley, I don't think you'll do any better for anywhere near the price.
  3. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 Mesa Engineering! Warwick-G&L-Source Audio Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Kraken champ ebay 400.00 ish
  4. BeastSternecker


    Aug 5, 2013
    I would agree. Are they pretty common to find?
  5. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Stambaugh is about the best value in used customs available IMO. Used USA Brubaker is a close second, but generally over $2k used.

    Benavente makes great basses but IMO, many of their singlecuts are goofy looking. YMMV.
  6. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
  7. BeastSternecker


    Aug 5, 2013
    I have found the Benevante basses good looking, but I haven't really found many for sale which led me to look at alternatives.
  8. BeastSternecker


    Aug 5, 2013
  9. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    They go new for $850-ish. There are several on Ebay right now from authorized dealers.
  10. JennySuzuki


    Dec 18, 2013
    The Gretsch Junior Jets are solid-body, singlecut four-string basses that run in the $200-300 range. I have a Junior Jet II (which differs from the 1 in the number of pickups it has) and I am quite fond of it.
  11. BeastSternecker


    Aug 5, 2013
    Awesome! I'll definitely look into them more. Thank you for the help!
  12. wvbass


    Mar 1, 2004
    I didn't take my Brubaker Brute SC to my New Year's gig, and I really missed it. I have played two Brutes, and both were very well done. Just be prepared - and I suspect this little bit of common sense is typical of most singlecuts - more body wood = more weight. I really like the way it balances on a strap and the feel of the upper access on the neck, but it is heavy. To be fair, though, it is lighter than a T40 and not too much different from my SB5000.
  13. ih8law


    Aug 8, 2009
    Houston, TX
    LOL at "under 2000" being relatively inexpensive. Check out the Gretsch Thunder Jet, one of the best made single cut basses in that price range. I've drooled over that bass for ages, but lack the courage to go into debt to buy one.
  14. BeastSternecker


    Aug 5, 2013
    Well, it's pretty inexpensive compared to others! Haha
  15. BeastSternecker


    Aug 5, 2013
    I had wondered if they were heavy. I kind of like the weight associated with single cuts. It makes it feel more expensive to me.
  16. JennySuzuki


    Dec 18, 2013
    For that matter, check out the Gibson Les Paul basses. You can find them used on eBay, and they're in your price range.
  17. Peavey basses have single cut models (G series), nice intonation and not that heavy; Very affordable;
  18. frankieC

    frankieC A swell guy from Warren Harding High

    Jul 21, 2012
    Hofner Club Bass, If I buy a single cutaway, that what it will be.
  19. wvbass


    Mar 1, 2004
    I briefly had my hands on an ASAT that was magical, but I think you and others here are confusing a single cutaway with a singlecut. There is a difference. A single cutaway has a traditional neck joint. A singlecut has a neck joint where the neck joins the body on both the end and the top edge.

    Thunderjets and ASATs have a single cutaway, but they are not singlecuts.