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inexpensive 6 advice.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by brianmc, Sep 15, 2001.

  1. brianmc


    Jun 7, 2001
    roswell, nm
    hey there, recently i have started to play my 6 string constantly. i have also purchased a G&L bass (L2000 series E) that i am selling. my question is what is a good 6, and where can i find it. im talking CHEAP, like 500 or less. i was on ebay a few weeks agoand there was a hohner b bass 6 that i liked alot with EMGs and neck through construction. 24 frets is a must have. i know theres another thread a few down but i don mean 1500 used. i was also looking at the cort curbow 6. 26 frets barto pickup slap contour. i play alot of slap and fingerfunk. currently im playing an ibanez sr406.

    thanks you guys
  2. Ibanez BTB406, a.k.a. "THE WINNER" :)
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Yeah, the BTB406 is the only 6 under $1000 that I would consider.

    Too bad you can't save up a bit longer and get a used Peavey Cirrus 6 or Yamaha TRB6 for around $1000. They blow the BTB away.

    Of course, the BTB blows away your SR406.
  4. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
  5. I've had a couple Carvin 6s for years. Prefer them to the inexpensive Tobiases and the BTBs.The Cirrus is a very good and quite lovely bass IMHO, but I've never dug it quite as much as some others here. If you see a good deal on one used, though, you would not be making a mistake by pouncing on it. The TRB6 is great too, but be sure you're ready to deal with a very wide neck.
  6. Right now Greg Curbow is defretting a Cort Curbow 6 string for me...I should have it within the week, I will let you now what it sounds like....BTW well under $1000....
  7. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Well, for $700 you can get a custom bass, with your own design, from DP Customs. Good reviews from here so far.


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