Looking for a 24-fret, passive, neck-through bass...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dcaldwell, Nov 5, 2001.

  1. dcaldwell

    dcaldwell Guest

    Nov 5, 2001
    Hello, all. Yes, this is another one of those "which bass would you recommend" questions, but the difference with this one is that I know what I'm looking for, I just don’t know who makes it. :)

    I'm looking for a bass that meets the following criteria:

    4-strings (but I'm open to the idea 5 or 6)

    Passive electronics (or active electronics that are truly switchable to passive)

    24 frets

    Neck-through body design

    Under $1,000.00

    I know the above criteria looks simple enough, but you’d be surprised how few models actually match it. If any models come to mind please let me know.

    FYI: For the last 10 years I've been playing a Peavey Sarzo, but the neck is starting to go despite about as many adjustments that it can take.

  2. So does the Carvin LB70.

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  3. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    LB-70 is active, though.
  5. air_leech


    Sep 1, 2000
    actually I'm pretty sure the Ric4003 is a 20 frets affair.

    try the Warwick Corvette passive.
    they meet all your critteria.
  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    The Ibanez Musician.

    It has a battery, but also an active/passive switch, so you can bypass the electronics.
  7. The Corvette is a bolt-on.
  8. dcaldwell

    dcaldwell Guest

    Nov 5, 2001
    Thanks to all of you for responding! So far it looks
    like the Carvins are the only basses that match my criteria.

  9. I'm pretty sure they have an active/passive switch though. Could be wrong but...
  10. Steinberger Spirits/Hohner B, B2A fit all the criteria too.
    (switchable active/passive)
  11. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    No, actually I think you're right. It's just that when I hear "passive bass," I think passive, period. The only difference between the LB20 and the LB70 is the active (or active/passive) electronics. If you never use the active on the LB70, you're essentially paying for nothing.
  12. Check out DPcustom.com. This guy'll build you a neck through 4 for $500. With your choice of about a dozon wood for no cost, and anything you might want for a bit more.
  13. ESP-LTD


    Sep 9, 2001
    ESP-LTD B-305 and B-304 Series.

    Passive pickups, active EQ.