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If you had to choose....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lloyd Christmas, Apr 3, 2005.


  1. Hey guys, I'm in the preliminary stages of looking for a new bass (GAS), as I am beginning to find my GSR200 indadequate.

    I'm looking at another 4 stringer at a local music store - here http://www.axemusic.com/prodtype.as...strSearchCriteria=&strProductsOrderby=P_Price

    I wouldn't want to spend more than $500 (Canadian), and in that price range the three basses that are interesting me are these:

    http://www.axemusic.com/product.asp?numPageStartPosition=21&PT_ID=61&P_ID=4875
    http://www.axemusic.com/product.asp?numPageStartPosition=21&PT_ID=61&P_ID=8473
    http://www.axemusic.com/product.asp?numPageStartPosition=21&PT_ID=61&P_ID=4872

    Ultimately I will have to play them in order to decide, but it can't hurt to have some ideas going in. So if you had to choose, which of these do you think is the best bass? Or is there something else on the initial page that would be a better bass for the money? Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. HiFi

    HiFi

    Apr 20, 2002
    Anaheim, CA
    Just tossing this out there, but I'd probably go with the Spector based on my small knowledge of each and I prefer the appearance I suppose. Also, the Fury appears to be out of stock according to the site.

    As always, if there's any way that you can play them, do it and then decide. Also, members who have played each can give you a better idea if you mention your musical focus (style of music) and personal preferences that might be relevant. Good luck.
     
  3. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    IMO it's best to have no predetermined biases going in to try out basses. Close your eyes, grab something in your price range and play the hell out of it. Don't worry about whats on the headstock and get what sounds and feels the best.
     
  4. spector!
     
  5. purfektstranger

    purfektstranger

    Apr 10, 2003
    Canada

    +1
     
  6. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    While I agree with the essence of this, but at the end be sure to open your eyes and inspect the bass for construction, parts, etc.

    Another idea is the used market.
     
  7. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I love me some Spector basses, but stay away from the Performer series. If you go in the store and end up loving that Performer, save up a few more bucks and grab yourself an NS2000/Q5 or Pro.

    -Mike
     
  8. Thanks for the replies so far. Hopefully the store gets the Peavey Fury bass in stock so I can try it out. While I will make my final decision based on what I like best when I try it out, I'd like to hear some reviews from those who have played these basses to possibly give me ideas about some specific things to look for - maybe technical things that I might not notice when trying them out. Does anyone have any experience with the Peavey Grind or Fury basses? I've done a search and found some positive things about both, but I haven't seen a side by side comparison of the two.

    Buying used would be nice, but I don't like the idea of buying online because I don't get to play the bass before buying, and the selection in pawn shops and classified ads is quite scarce.