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If you were going to buy a cheap knock off , what would it be a copy of?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stinsok, Oct 5, 2004.


  1. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Lots of P and J's out there. What would YOU want?
     
  2. EternalDarkness

    EternalDarkness

    Sep 22, 2004
    London
    I';d like a OLP Spector 4 string :D

    It also looks similiar to the Warwick rockbass :cool:
     
  3. A Conklin Hollowbody 9? :)

    But I doubt a cheap knockoff would be anything close to satisfactory.
     
  4. Fender MIA J is a cheap knockoff of a sadowsky right? :bag:

    j/k
     
  5. Don W

    Don W

    Jan 30, 2004
    East Bay, CA.
    I would probably get one of those SX Jazz basses.
     
  6. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    I like my Brice Violin bass (beatle/hofner copy)

    it served us quite well on a radio broadcast last weekend.

    I'm sure people would like to see cheap Rics, Gibsons, etc.
     
  7. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama

    I doubt it as well.
     
  8. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    A Rick, or a Beatle bass. I'm not a huge McCartney fan at all, btw...they're just incredibly attractive, expensive instruments.
     
  9. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I'd go for an OLP stingray knockoff and drop in a seymour duncan.
     
  10. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I have a cheap SX Precision bass knock off with a replacement neck. Great sound. Great sound. I think there is a high fret or two way up high (fret 17 or so), but besides that , it plays nicely.
    This is probably my favorite type of knock off, i like the P bass tone a lot , for dub music and stuff.

    If i could have a knock off of any bass, regardless or not if one exists at the moment, id say id want a rick knock off. Maybe one of the Ibanez law suit ones if they count. I like the Rick sound, but it isnt my cup of tea for 100% of the music i play so i couldnt see myself buying a real Rick, but if i had the tone of a Rick in something cheaper, thatd be nice.
     
  11. Glenn D.

    Glenn D.

    Aug 20, 2002
    Fort Collins, CO
    I'd like a Essex copy of a '75 jazz in natural ash and a '57 p-bass copy in blonde. I'd buy'em right now if they were available.

    Glenn D.
     
  12. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Rondo had the '75 jazz copy that you speak of available for a while, but they were limited. You can maybe come across a used one sometime.
     
  13. Worshiper

    Worshiper

    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    now I havn't seen anything like it, but a spector Euro 5 string (but you know, cheeper) would be very nice to me.
     
  14. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I think thats basically what lower series Spectors are closest too. heh its hard to make a cheap version of a Euro Spector, because the materials used and the quality of the woods and such are expensive. I think the Spector Legends are really nice though for the price. I <3 my Spector Q5 as well, i just wish it had a carved top like the Legends do.
     
  15. Glenn D.

    Glenn D.

    Aug 20, 2002
    Fort Collins, CO
    Yeah, I remember, and I keep looking.

    Glenn D.
     
  16. Anti_Wish

    Anti_Wish

    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma

    a fakenbacker? god i love that word...
     
  17. funky plunky

    funky plunky

    Mar 18, 2004
    vote # 2 for the olp musicman copy. has anyone played one of these basses? how are they, and how much do they cost?
     
  18. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    I'll take one Rickenfaker 4001 please. :bag:

    :D
     
  19. something with an interesting shape like a explorer or thunderbird