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Looking for suggestions for another bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by two fingers, Nov 3, 2018.


  1. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I'm looking for something sort of specific.

    4 string
    2 octave board
    Slim, lightening fast neck
    Easily-swappable electronics (like a PJ setup maybe?)
    Relatively cheap


    It's just for fun. A couple of the guys in my band heard from someone else that I used to tap out and sing a song or two in a band years ago. They want me to try it in this band.

    Well, my main players are set up with a higher action because I play a little hard. No good for tapping.

    I don't want to spend a ton of money on it because it would only be for a song or two per show. Maybe $500?

    Used is great.

    Something "80s-ish" would be cool. I'm kind of in the mood for something different.

    But it's gotta have a good neck that I can set up low and flat.

    Ready go.
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2018
  2. thewildest

    thewildest

    May 25, 2011
    Montreal
    You missed “s” in the “uggestions” in the title.

    The good news is that much worst would had been missing the first letter of “bass”, it would had you banned (or made your posting the most popular in TB ever)
     
  3. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Look for a quier, they might have what your looking for...
     
  4. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Corrected. Thank you.
     
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  5. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    :D

    I don't think they are known for thin , fast necks.
     
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  6. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    My Squier CV 60 PBass is fun to play, it has a thin and fast neck and it sounds great...
     
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  7. RyanOh

    RyanOh Gold Supporting Member

    Ibanez with PJ seems to fit your specs?

    Also, my 2005 Schecter Diamond Elite has a thin fast neck and best action of any bass I've ever owned, but..soap bar EMG Hz's.

    Those are the brands that come to mind.
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2018
  8. Turxile

    Turxile

    May 1, 2011
    This.
    Any of the Ibanez SR series with PJ pups.
    Ticks all your boxes.
     
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  9. Crystalman85

    Crystalman85

    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    If you want a passive bass with 24 frets and a nice punchy sound, check out the yamaha trbx174.
     
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  10. ajkula66

    ajkula66

    Sep 23, 2016
    NEPA
    Another vote for 80s/90s SR800 or higher. Five bills buys an awful lot of bass in this category IMO.

    Happy hunting.
     
  11. Low84

    Low84 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Used Ibanez Musician = fantastically cool bases, built like tanks and a great value on the used market.
     
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  12. winston

    winston Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    East Bay, CA
    Good suggestions, Ibanez, Yamaha and Fernandes all have models meeting that description. Also Tune Bass Maniac comes to mind, or maybe a Korean Spector?
     
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  13. FugaziBomb

    FugaziBomb

    Jun 5, 2017
    Schecter Stiletto Vintage-4
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    I bought mine sight unseen from Zzounds (or Sam Ash, or Sweetwater...) and it came right out of the box with a great set-up. It's neck is thin and pretty quick, kind of like an Ibanez SR. I really like how the back pick-up sounds solo'd with a moderate amount of bass boost to make up for it's location. It can get pretty close to Stingray territory. The jazz pick-up is pretty noisy, but there are a ton of aftermarket options to stifle that. I am probably going to swap the jazz pick-up in mine for another humbucker after the holidays.
     
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  14. ajkula66

    ajkula66

    Sep 23, 2016
    NEPA
    Agreed on their glory, but I haven't seen one in OP's target price range ($500) for quite some time...
     
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  15. somebrains

    somebrains Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2017
    Ns-2A
    Hamer
    Those later bolt on Korean Spectors are cheap.
    Jackson
    Older ESP
    Older Dean
    Plywood later Kramer or Charvel for 24 fret
    Any of the late 80's-mid 90's Japanese basses like Electra's that catered to beginner hair rockers would work.

    I'm not a huge fan of string spacing tighter than a J.
     
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  16. Yamaha and Ibanez are the first two makers that come to mind for me. However I must also defend my Squier CV 60's J and say it has a very fast and thing neck IMHO etc
     
  17. Hohner B2a I love mine. It’s probably the most 80s you can get.
     

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  18. saabfender

    saabfender Banned

    Jan 10, 2018
    Indianapolis
    How about a Jackson C4A? 24 frets, active (9V of enhanced tapping!), plays great.

    000000112829830-00-500x500.
     
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  19. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Do they have two-octave boards?
     
  20. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Agree.
     

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