I'm planning for a bass under 1000,any recommendations?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FiveStringsNme, Nov 6, 2002.

  1. Yea, so I've started my hunt for another bass,but this time with a budget of $1000......I have a G&L L2500,so I need a bass that has a more distinct, unique sound......so far..it's too confusing...so maybe you guys can help
  2. well I'd suggest lookin for a used Peduall rapture, they come with P/J. JJ or soapbar pickups (bartolini's). I have seen them for around 700.
  3. i have used ibanez basses for a while and they are priced with the customer in mind.
    i have a ibanez ergodyne 5 string cost about 650 to 750. good luck
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I'd buy <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=920374398"><b>THIS</b></a> or <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=917441264"><b>THIS</b></a> if I were you. ;)
  5. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    try something different; a handmade bass from an indie luthier.

    There are some FBB prototypes on clearance here:
    FBB sale

    I know #43 & #47 are calling to me...
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I'm sure you could come up with another $50...
  6. tim4003


    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    You can't get more distinct than Rickenbacker!!!

  7. 1964


    Mar 26, 2002
    Too Close To Hell
    A different G&L is going to be the best value. RICs are very distinctive. Music Man, and of course, Fender, should be considered too. Plenty of more recent vintage, as well as used boutique/Custom Shop stuff around the US$1K mark too.
  8. used stingray or american P. very distinctive.
  9. Good basses under $1,000 include:

    Reverend Rumblefish XL (or 5L or Brad Houser if you prefer a 5-string)
    Peavey Millennium Plus (I saw one new recently for under $900, but it may not be distinct enough for you)
    Perhaps a Lakland Skyline

    Used isn't a bad option either.
  10. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    used peavey cirrus
    used skyline 55-02 (if you can find one)
    used mtd grendel
    the warmoth gecko is nice
  11. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Get yourself a nice used Czech Spector!
  12. 1964


    Mar 26, 2002
    Too Close To Hell
    Reverend Rumblefish XL or Lakland Skyline
  13. G&L l-1000, I'm very happy with mine.
  14. buy it used you can get a 3000 dollar bass for 1000
  15. fitz420

    fitz420 Knows Lows

    Oct 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    lakland skyline.....all day!!!
  16. dakpluto


    Oct 14, 2006
    Orlando, FL

    Are you ****ing kidding me? Necro a bumping a 7 year old thread for that?

    Lucky this isn't one of the forums I run....I'd ban your ass for that ****.
  17. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    +1000 :rollno:
  18. bjm

    bjm Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    No question - go for a used (eBay) Cort "Elrick" 4 or 5 string. Best unknown deal out there. Also knwn as RB4 (or RB5) or Josh Paul signature model. They only made them for a year or two and they are underpriced by far.