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Looking for a good new bass, only got $300, what should i get?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TBplayer95, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. TBplayer95


    Jan 4, 2012
    I've been playing on a Jay Turser 400c for a while and i think its time for me to upgrade. I play mainly with a pick or slapping, and i play rock or funk. I've only got around three hundred dollars to get a new bass and i want to know what would be the best bass to get.
  2. "New" as in brand new? If so, you'll get a much better used bass for the money.
  3. NateSkate


    Feb 20, 2011
    Ibanez SR300! Or a Squier VM!
  4. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    I would really suggest you buy used, but if it has to be new then try some Squires
  5. ESP/LTD Vintage 204. 349 new, less than 300 shipped used.
  6. SR500 if you can find one for that cheap (I see them that cheap used at GC occasionally).

    Otherwise Squier VM. The all maple ones are very nice.
  7. Zoa


    Dec 28, 2009
    ghostdog93- Well done, Padawan. I see you have taken the teachings of your master Stumbo to heart.
  8. tedsalt

    tedsalt Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2010
    Kansas City
    Squier Vintage Modified or Classic Vibe
  9. g4string


    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    Used MIM Fender....
  10. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Squier or Yamaha.
  11. simoncrequer


    Jan 4, 2012
    Fleabass or Squier.
  12. +1
  13. Used USA Peavey !
  14. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    See post #7.
  15. The man said: NEW - and I don't blame him.

    VM, CV or an SR500 if/when you can deal on one with a coupon and some squeezing on the store manager.
  16. Justbleazy


    Apr 3, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Ibanez Sr300m
  17. Peavey Foundation, Forum, Fury, Dynabass, T-40. If you find a USA Peavey, grab it.

    By the way, I have found several used basses in like new condition.
  18. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Ibanez SR300 for best new bass imo at $300.
  19. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
    Don't forget that a new bass is still going to need a $100 setup. If it hasn't already been done maybe consider having your present bass setup properly? That can easily halve the effort it takes to play it :) .

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