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Looking for a 5 string ~$400 maybe up to $500

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tehdouglas, Feb 11, 2006.


  1. Tehdouglas

    Tehdouglas

    Feb 10, 2006
    NH
  2. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Another good option would be the Peavey Millennium AC BXP. It is active with a very decent sound and it weighs less than most of the Grinds. If I could find a Grind that didn't weigh so much I would get one in a heartbeat. Other good options are the Ibanezes and Yamahas in that price range.
     
  3. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
  4. Blues Bass 2

    Blues Bass 2 Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    Davenport Iowa
    Yamaha BB415.Passive but great sound.Also the active bb615 should be in your price range too.
     
  5. bassistjo

    bassistjo

    Jun 22, 2005
    You should get a Fender V Jazz Bass
     
  6. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
  7. vacman

    vacman

    Mar 8, 2004
    portland, or
    Cort Curbow 5. Play one if you can; I have fallen in love with mine.
    Out the door for $450 or less. We can offer you our own thoughts until the Seahawks make it to the finals again so just play as many as you can get your hands on. happy hunting.....:D
     
  8. That Spector Legend is Beautimus! I also suggest Ibanez SR400 and SR500 as well as the BTB500 line. Alot of people here love their Schecter Diamond Series basses, like the Stillettos and the C-4 didn't bug me too much when I played it. Also ESP fans are plentyful around here, as well as many Yamaha enthusiests 'repping' their BB, RBX, and TRB line basses.

    I think all of these basses are great in their own different way.. Which makes chosing one even more of a chore!!!!

    -ryan-
     
  9. hippiesandwich

    hippiesandwich

    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    I just picked up a used Peavey TL-5 on eBay (to use a "keep at work under my desk" practice bass) for $405. Hasn't arrived yet but looks like excellent bang for the $.

    96_1. 0e_1.
     
  10. gravaged

    gravaged

    Dec 9, 2005
    Alabama
    good bass (the grind). if I could go back, a Grind 4 woulda been my first bass... oh well.