I want to get a new bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Hella, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Alright, so I already have 3 basses: A 92 Fender MIJ P-Lyte, a 95 Fender MIA Jazz Deluxe, and a Tobias Killer-B. All 4 string, all fretted, all completely unmodded.

    I want to get a new one! I've considered 5s and fretless, but I really don't think I'll be using the fretless to its full potential. I play mostly funk, rock, and some jazz. Any suggestions? :ninja:
  2. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    Well, what's ur price range?
  3. Oh sorry. Up to probably ~$1500
  4. bwv1013


    Mar 20, 2008
    southern cal
    stingray 5. best bass under 1500 bucks IMO.
  5. Hansel


    Jan 20, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario

    Egyptian smoke with Black Pearl :D

    or try for a bongo, although I think they are 1600
  6. LowBSix


    Mar 25, 2008
    818 ~ 805 ~ L.A.
    Endorsing Artist: GHS Strings
    American Deluxe Jazz 5 is pretty sweet...
  7. The_Orlonater


    Jun 6, 2007
    Look around used. You can find some really nice high end instruments in your budget. You can find some nice Lulls, Warwicks and more.
  8. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    Used Dingwall AB I 5, if you can find one in that price range
  9. bassit


    May 24, 2005
    China Mainland
    fretless with bartonlin pups should be considered.
  10. dean82


    Aug 14, 2007
    +1, but with a budget of $1500, I say check out a Spector Euro. Neck through and very fun to play. The P/J is really versatile as well and will sound different from your other basses.
  11. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    Yeah, I agree with any Stingray 5.

    Any of the new '08 American Fenders are good too.;)
  12. IAmTheDood

    IAmTheDood Shake and Bake

    Dec 15, 2006
    Waterford, MI
    stingray 4 or 5.

    definately :)
  13. vcs700s


    Nov 17, 2006
    Stephenson, VA
    Bongo 4 or 5 HH. It will blow your mind!:D
  14. Ahh! I enjoy the sound of bongos.. but the look really pushes me away. Stingray 5... I'll look into it.
  15. The P-lyte is already P/J :meh:
  16. Any other input? I was considering the new Fender American P5
  17. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    fill a need man, you have the jazz bass, a p-lyte (p sound), and the killer b for your active soap bar sound. An EBMM 5er or a warwick corvette $$5 may be something good since it would give you different options from your other basses. Personally, i think the fender P5 would be too thumpy for funk.
  18. AllenBass7


    Jan 27, 2008
    Warwick or a Spector dude.

    Expecially Warwick. I love mine to death.

    ...Vintage Gibson Grabbers and modern Thunderbirds are nice as well. AND all in that price range

    +1 to the buy used though. it's amazing the things that you can find!

    like my 2000$ Wick for
  19. AllenBass7


    Jan 27, 2008
    600 bucks
  20. AllenBass7


    Jan 27, 2008
    (don't know why that got cut off...)