I want to get an Explorer style bass...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by redhawk, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. redhawk


    Oct 8, 2005
    Where is the best place to get one they seem hard to find? And, what are some brands that make them? I really am looking for a white one, and I would like to play one before I buy, but I dont' think any music stores anywhere near me carry them. Any information is appreciated.
  2. 2 words...

    Ibanez Destroyer


    I got mine off eBay for ~$300
  3. *gasp*
  4. 2 more words...

    cool bass

    2 more words...
    neck dive

    The Ibanez Destroyer won a gold medal in the Sydney Olympics in 3 meter platform neck diving :D
  5. Anti_Wish


    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    aria pro II got off ebay last year for $185. needed new tuners so another $50 bucks on ebay and it plays ok... not so fond of the color though...

  6. thats hawt!

  7. maybe seated. Neither of mine had any real issue with neck dive. (That image has made it's rounds on the web... someone new steals it every month :meh: but it is MINE :smug: I bought that one off eBay 2 years ago March)

    here is what is sounds like
  8. The Warwick Buzzards kinda look like explorers and Buzzards are awesome.
  9. dfung


    Apr 29, 2003
    Hey man, gotta go for an Alembic Exploiter. John Entwistle made 'em do it (Alembic wasn't too keen on cribbing from other shapes until he talked them into it). Of course, a new Series bass will cost as much as a small car (and a used one will cost about the same as a small used car!).

    Actually, since shred is dead, if you can find an 80's Hamer Blitz bass they're really excellent instruments. I don't know about the more modern Asian ones (I'm not hopeful), but the old US ones are really well made, sound and play great and the basses are not all that expensive.