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Looking for a new bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BTB5SFS, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Hello,
    I have a couple thousand to spend and am looking for a new bass. I already have an Ibanez BTB 5 string and a 5 string Lakland. I have been looking at a new 2012 Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass Natural Maple Fretboard 4 string and also a used MODULUS Q5. Both basses come with nice hardshell cases and are about the same price. I want to find a GREAT BASS but am not sure which direction to go. Opinions please:help:
  2. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Henderson, NV
    Lot of folks love that Q5. I have a Q4 and I'd love to try one.
  3. pica


    Nov 26, 2009
    Can't go wrong with an American Fender.
  4. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass Commercial User

    Jun 3, 2009
    Between Muscle Shoals and Nashville
    Bassgearu, Music Industry Consulting and Sales
    A Sadowsky. If you are leaning toward the Fender, then the Sadowsky is really it. My two pennies...
  5. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    I have a 2011 American Jazz Deluxe with rosewood fretboard and love the way it sounds and plays. The only issue is that I sometimes get more noise than I would like when it is in active mode. They usually retail for around $1600 to $1,700
  6. Go to the Carvin website and look around.

    Go to the Clement website and look around.

  7. Ever try a Lakland J bass , or Valenti, or Nordy? I do like the Valenti most of all frankly, with the bigger 35" board of the Lakland a close 2nd.So, in the J bass world,m there are multiple options, and I think you can beat the Fender Am price and construction in that heavily competitive market.( BTW, I have always liked the Geddy Lee fit and sound and tis less than am Am Strd.) ) But you must try a few, and NOT go on anyone's opinon but your own. ( I tried the Sadowsky since all the "holy grail" talk here and I sold it in days - so...? )

    Jazz bass and Modulus are two different animals, yes?
  8. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I love my Geddy Lee, too. I have a couple Roscoe's on the way, but I may keep the Geddy around. Best playing and sounding jazz bass I have tried - including many that were 3 times the price.
  9. Thanks everyone for your valuable input. I am tyring to figure out which direction to go in and just trying to get a little background info. I cannot try anything out right now as I am and will be in Afghanistan until February. I have been looking at the Modulus Q5 or a Fender American Deluxe 4 string. I realize that they are two different beasts and as of now I can only dream about what bass to get (until February that is). Thanks again peeps.