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Looking for a bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by karandy29, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. I'm looking for a bass that has Fat, Bassy, Clear tones, And nice slap tones and maybe with Growl, and should be around 5-6 string, what do you guys recomend? I budget for under 3000$. thank you guys :D
  2. bluemonk


    Dec 17, 2002
    Your question leaves the field wide open!! Can you give more info? What kind of music do you play? Does the look matter--traditional or contemporary? Can you narrow the tone needs a little more?
  3. utopia_imminent


    Jun 19, 2004
    Warwick Thumb 6
  4. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

  5. Spector. The descriptions you just gave are IDENTICAL to what my Euro neck-through sounds like.
  6. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    G&Lyou best option,go to the website and hearing the clips :bassist:
  7. bovinehost

    bovinehost Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    Personally, I'd try to get an electric one.
  8. 6-string basses are SO much cooler than 5-string basses. hehe. In all seriousness though, a 6-string bass is not the fad that bassists make it out to be. The extra string that is added goes higher, not lower, and that's why I view 5 string basses with disgust. 5 stringers exist because people only want the low, and isnt that a little more fad-like? Anyway, that's my view. Good luck in your findings.
  9. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    I Concur!
  10. Yes2, Warm, Fat tones, but clear sound
  11. Dincrest


    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    With your budget, why even go with a factory bass? You could have an independent luthier handmake a bass customized to your specs.

    Some that get a LOT of love from TB
    -Carey Nordstrand (http://www.nordstrandguitars.com)
    -Matt Pulcinella (http://www.mpguitars.com)
    -Pete Skjold (http://www.skjolddesign.com)
    -Chris Stambaugh (http://www.stambaughdesigns.com)
    -Bud LeCompte (http://www.lecomptebass.com)
    -Chris Benavente (http://www.benaventeguitars.com)

    And there are a TON I'm forgetting, but I'm just listing a few so you can have an idea of who's out there. I'll let other TBers contribute to the list if they wish.

    But I'm sure any of these fine gentlemen could build you the bass of your dreams. And with up to $3000 to play around with, your options are so wide open, it's not even funny. Maybe it's me, but for my $3000, I'd go for handbuilt/custom over factory.
  12. I have to recommend Chris Stambaugh. I just bought a bass from him. I was able to tell him what I wanted in the sound aspect and he delivered! If you know what you want he can get you set up. He'll do any body style you wish for or his own and a fiver neckthough starts at $1800 I believe.
  13. Hey man. I have a killer bass for sale. It is a 1930's Meisel and it is very very Fat, toney, bassy and a killer slap bass. Although I am a strait bluegrass player (no slapping, AT ALL) it is very well rounded. I am in Johnson City Tennessee and I will let the bass go for 2,900.00 It is AWSOME. Let me know if you are interested. I will not ship it because it is to valuble. Thanks for your time.

    Jamey Booher

    please email on the yahoo account. Thanks
  14. daveonbass


    Apr 5, 2001
    Waupun, WI
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland, Hofner, Rotosound
  15. Yeah, if i live in america :D, my country is quite far from america! shipping might be a problem man, besides, i don't want too expensive things, i want to save something for another bass :D thanks you guys!
  16. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
  17. Aj*


    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Jerzy Drozd Bassic, Excellency or Mastery V or VI would suit you just nicely. Depending on where you live, Jerzy being based in Spain would probably reduce shipping etc. I've attatched an example Excellency 5 string but remeber since they are all custom built you can have just about any wood, inlays, electronics etc. His site is a bit out of date, as you can see they are updating it, the link is http://www.jerzydrozdbasses.com/ .

    Here are the prices from the Luthier's Access Group site (bear in mind this will be higher than the European prices because the basses all have to be imported from Spain which can't be cheap):

    Basic V $2,105
    Basic VI $2,470

    Excellency V $2,590
    (This is not my favourite picture, I've attatched an imo nicer Excellency at the end of the post)
    Excellency VI $2,795

    Mastery V $3,515
    Mastery VI $3,795

    The main thing about the Mastery over the other two is that it is neck through, remember those prices would probably be lower if you were in Europe. Ask anyone who's played one, you won't find anyone saying anything against them.

    A burled maple Excellency V can be found here:

    Oh by the way, all of the basses come with the new style pickup covers as shown in the picture of the red bass, just the other pictures are of earlier basses which did not have them fitted.
  18. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Muuustt... buy... Drozd!!
  19. SwitchGear

    SwitchGear Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    What I would do is travel around to places where high end basses are sold (hopefully there are some in your neck of the woods) and play them. After a time of this you will know what you want in a bass at this cost.