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If god gave you $2,500 to spend ..

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SteffanB, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. SteffanB


    Oct 15, 2018
    On a bass. What bass would ye buy? You can only spend $2,500. Not more! You can buy a cheaper bass and upgrade with different pick ups, tuners etc. But only $2,500. What bass would ye buy?
  2. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Eric's not giving me a dime but I'd get a Jack Bruce bass of some sort, an old Gibson
  3. luciens


    Feb 9, 2020
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  4. SidNitzerglobin


    Feb 12, 2019
    I'm pretty good w/ the basses I have now, so I'd buy a $2500 what ever, return it, & get an Orange AD200
  5. LowEndOperative

    LowEndOperative ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    Fender American Elite 5-string Jazz Bass.
    Hartke LH1000.
    LBS-bass and jannodude like this.
  6. 80jazz


    Jun 28, 2008
    If this means right now, a Ric 4003W or a Cataldo NR Bird 8-string fretlless or another ExplorerBird.

    If I could find a used one at a decent price, a purple L-2000 and a custom build G&L redburst JB (and assuming 2 would work).
  7. wmmj, pcake, 5aP and 12 others like this.
  8. CatchaCuda

    CatchaCuda Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2018
    Transfer, PA
    If I instantly had $2,500 to spend on a bass, I'd need to have a word with some folks in LC to see if we could figure something out. :)
    rojo412 and Scoops like this.
  9. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Vanguard Target 2045.
    Huw Phillips, Bassesh, GregC and 6 others like this.
  10. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
    I would buy 30 Glarry at 84 bucks and plant them in my garden. It would make a nice view for summer evenings.
  11. Picton


    Aug 16, 2017
    Reading, MA
    I've already got what I want, but I'd probably go FCS. Jazz, sparkle finish.
    Ace Of Bass likes this.

    HELLonWHEELS Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2005
    Custom shop L2000

    flamed maple neck w/matching headstock
    Ebony fingerboard no inlays
    Alpine white body w/white pickups
    1.5” neck
    Swamp ash body

    that or a nice Warwick with a wenge neck

    I’m at the point where I like my stable but would get the “nicer” versions of what I have.
    Thegrandwazoo, J_Bass and bdgotoh like this.
  13. First, I need to upgrade my amp to a Bergantino setup. I have some nice basses already but I've been playing them through my mediocre setup. I feel like I'm not getting the full benefits from my instruments.

    If it must go toward a new bass, the money would be a down payment on a new Beardly Custom that I've been excited about.
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2020
    Ethereal Thorn likes this.
  14. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Probably would come down to a Ray Classic or a USA G&L L2K, best one I could find. But maybe I'd take another look at Maruszczyk.
    Or, with no strings attached and it's magic money from TB Heaven, maybe something I want but don't need and really cant even benefit from except that it would be fun to possess:
    mikewalker, nixdad and Big Shrek like this.
  15. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Well, since this one's on Reverb right now...
    seedokebass, Jeff K, amper and 18 others like this.
  16. REV

    REV Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    I'd contact Bruce Johnson about one of his Ampeg type scroll basses, but I'd have to decide between fretless and fretted.
  17. That is very nice!
  18. TimboZ


    Jan 4, 2009
    South of Buffalo
    A Rosco Beck 4 string.
  19. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    previated devert
    ...I guess I'd ask her to give it to someone who needs it more. ;)
  20. I'd offer to return the money in exchange for an explanation of this dumpster fire of a year.

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