Ideas for a new bass under 1000

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by swdchrist96, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. swdchrist96


    Jul 10, 2013
    Hey everyone, I've been playing bass in my church for about a year now and I've decided to make the transition from a 200$ squier to a real bass guitar. Anybody care to shoot out any ideas for good sounding and looking basses? I dont care if it is 4 or 5 strings, if it's 4 ill just convert it to B-E-A-D:) Thanks,
  2. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Do you have a Sam Ash, Guitar Center or any local guitar shops near you? You should play as many basses as you can till you find what feels right.

    Personally, I'd buy a used Carvin.
  3. Drkwdsman

    Drkwdsman Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2004
    A new/used Lakland. A Carvin SB. A used Musicman if you can find one. Depends on what sound you are looking for.
  4. edpal

    edpal Inactive

    Oct 3, 2007
  5. aruperu


    Jan 3, 2013
    Go fender/lakland/significant other us precision. You'll never miss with this one.
  6. +1
  7. John Freeman

    John Freeman Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Happy Valley, PA
    Do you like your Squier but ust want something nicer?

    If that's the case, look for a Fender version of what you have. Watch online sales (15% off seems to be standard) or contact [email protected] for a price quote.

    If you are looking for something different, check out Ibanez. Thier 1405E and 1205E models are very cool and in your price range with a coupon.

    You should be able to find an extremely nice new bass for under $1,000. Good luck on your quest!