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Mid-priced bass for a guitarist who likes a short neck/light strings (10s)...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by varsity, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. varsity


    Feb 16, 2014
    ...i.e. for someone with a light touch...cheers.
  2. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Define mid priced?
  3. ch willie

    ch willie

    Sep 2, 2012
    Hofner CT 500/1. It's not just a Beatles bass. I play a Jazz Bass and a Rickenbacker. I got the Hofner, around $600, expecting a toy. It surprised me. I can get a palette of sounds out it, can even slap and pop. It's got a short scale and does the job.
  4. Bassisgood4U

    Bassisgood4U Banned

    Jan 30, 2014
    I'd look for a used, newer model Rickenbacker. They're a little shorter than the standard. You can play chords on them, too.
  5. MakoMan


    Oct 17, 2011
    Forget midprice and get a low-priced Squier Jaguar SS. It will be perfect for your needs.
  6. varsity


    Feb 16, 2014
    ...less than a 1000 new; maybe under 600 secondhand...

    ...never liked the look of those Hofners, will give one a try though, cheers.

    ...it's basically just for recording at home, DI.
  7. varsity


    Feb 16, 2014
    Cool, thanks, will deffo check that out.
  8. swamp_bass

    swamp_bass I love it when a groove comes together

    Nov 20, 2013
    North Cackalacky
    New Gibson SG Special. It goes for about $700, and it felt incredible in my hands as well as my wife's. It's a 30" scale.
  9. khutch

    khutch Praise Harp

    Aug 20, 2011
    suburban Chicago
    Would a Bass VI do it for you? The new Squier VI is $350, the Fender Pawn Shop VI is $800, the Eastwood Sidejack VI is (I think) $700, and there are one or more models from Schecter, Rondo/Agile, and probably others. Oh yeah, Ibanez has a new model this year too. A Bass VI is essentially a 30 inch scale guitar tuned an octave lower than a traditional guitar. So the bottom EADG strings are tuned just like a traditional bass.
  10. Tim Skaggs

    Tim Skaggs

    Sep 28, 2002
    Fender Mustang is fantastic for playability and tone. ~$750 new.
  11. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Probably too late, but this bass was designed for you. 25.5 inch scale.

  12. varsity


    Feb 16, 2014
    Piccolo yeah? Looks nice, what is it?
  13. varsity


    Feb 16, 2014
    Cheers, I got the Mustang in the end, went with a VM, €350, great little bass, hoping to mod it with some Northstrands and better pots soon...it sounds great though as is with a set of heavier strings, 45-110.