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If you had $2500?

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

  1. Reviresco

    Reviresco Supporting Member

    Jun 5, 2011
    New England
    Okay, here is my question...I'm sure this has been asked before, but what they heck!

    If you had $2500, would you...

    A. Buy one really nice bass. Something like a lakland, fender custom shop, etc.

    B. Buy a few different lower priced basses to have more selection. For example, a Geddy Lee Fender, a Roadworn P, and a MIM standard Jazz.

    C. Do something else?
  2. rstellar13

    rstellar13 Sarcastic Panda

    Sep 2, 2012
    Allentown, PA
    Buy a Stambaugh, of course.
  3. Five string Rickenbacker. That's my working budget to do one this year.
  4. A nice custom Carvin and a good amp head.
  5. I get a nice, used Dingwall 5.
  6. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    What about a used Lakland, used Stingray and a used Fender; or a used rickenbacker and a used Fender or a used Sadowsky and used MIA, the used market will give you a lot of possibilities.
  7. Baird6869

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

    Personally, I would buy one used bass from a top but undervalued builder. Depending on your preferences of course, but world class but well priced options include....Roscoe, Nordy, Spector, Brubaker, Modulus, Alembic or Stambaugh.

    Alternatively, a nice new pair of American standard Fenders would fit into your budget.... A P and a J would cover almost everything.
  8. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Probably yet another Bongo. Failing that, a US Spector. Otherwise, I'd just keep it an invest it, since in reality, I'm pretty covered right now with my Bongos.
  9. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    If you fully funded your Roth IRA, then I'd either get a CS Jazz relic if I could find a used one, or get a used Road Worn Jazz and a used Road Worn P-bass.

    In fact, I think the latter would be a great idea.
  10. frankieC

    frankieC A swell guy from Warren Harding High

    Jul 21, 2012
    Start planning a vacation.
  11. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    I’d go with B, but with a combination of new and used instruments, and not all from the same manufacturer. USD $2,500 buys a lot of bass(es) these days.
  12. Eminor3rd

    Eminor3rd BLAAAAARRGGHH!!

    Feb 10, 2008
    Allentown, PA
  13. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    I'd get a killer Ampeg stack
  14. I'd buy a new Gibson Thunderbird and maybe a bigger amp.
  15. russpurdy


    Apr 16, 2013
    Buy two used "upper middle end" basses. A used Ernie Ball Big Al or Stingray and either a used MIM Jazz, Darryl's Jones or G&L l2000 or jazz style bass.
  16. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    This. SVT and 8 x 10 goodness.
  17. For $2500 I'd wait for a good used USA Spector 5 string to come up and not look back!
  18. GlassOnion

    GlassOnion 1.21 Gigawatts

    Apr 4, 2011
    Tempe Arizona
    C. Invest in some education to become a computer programmer, move to Hawaii, work full time as beach bum and part time as work from home coder.
    You will thank me later.
  19. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    A nice cab to go with my PF500, and a Rickenbacker 4004L or 4003 in Jetglo.
  20. Until I saw this post I was going to blow it all on a 6 String Modulus TBX, but you make a compelling argument...