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Neck thru for $2k

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Doodles, Oct 7, 2005.


  1. Doodles

    Doodles

    Sep 20, 2005
    Hi
    As I mentioned in a previous thread, I am in the market for a quality 4 string.

    I am tempted by the Yamaha BB2004.....and at around $1000 brand new, it looks like good value.

    I am wondering if there are other makes that I should consider, up to my price limit of $2k

    I notice Stambaugh basses are reasonably priced...any idea on build time?.....or if they crop up used?

    My experience has been mainly with graphite necked basses.
    I am looking to go to a wooden (thru ) neck.
    I need a versatile bass to play several styles of music. A thick, fat and clear tone that can be punchy or smooth when needed.

    Any ideas on other makes worth considering would be appreciated.....also anybody got any experience of the Yamaha BB2004.

    Thanks all ;)
     
  2. apollo11

    apollo11

    Aug 19, 2004
    New York
    Buy a neck-through, brand new and American made, for $1000, and save half of your stash.......buy a Ric!!!
     
  3. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    Apollo beat me to it. I read your post, and instantly thought, he's describing a Rickenbacker!
     
  4. Lyle Caldwell

    Lyle Caldwell

    Sep 7, 2004
    Memphis
    Brian at the Low End has a nice Ibanez Musician for about $550, which is a great time tested neck through design. I'd choose it over the Yamaha. Totally different beast from a Rick.
     
  5. Aj*

    Aj*

    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Used Yamaha TRB-IIP or JM, alternativley, used Warwick Streamer Stage I. Just a few ideas, both very nice basses having played them both (they only make the TRB in 5 or 6 string though fyi). Those would be my two recommendations, Rick is also an option of course.
     
  6. Lyle Caldwell

    Lyle Caldwell

    Sep 7, 2004
    Memphis
    Wasn't your budget $1000 earlier today? I wouldn't suggest a Musician if you have $2k to spend.
     
  7. KPJ

    KPJ

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    Another vote for a Rick! The newer 4003 is a much more versatile instrument than the older ones, not that they weren't versatile, but you can get a wide variety of tones switching between the three switch positions. $1050 or so shipped from one of the on-line retailers for a hand made American neck-through.
     
  8. johans

    johans G.U.I - Groovin' under influence

    Oct 28, 2004
    the Bay Area, CA
    yeap!
    euro or us or canada :D *hint2*
     
  9. bigbeefdog

    bigbeefdog Who let the dogs in?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Mandeville, LA
    In addition to those mentioned above, a Peavey Cirrus comes to mind...... just picked one up myself....
     
  10. Aj*

    Aj*

    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Forgot that one, good point!
     
  11. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Another vote for the Cirrus. Great basses.
     
  12. lame(B)ass

    lame(B)ass

    Jun 18, 2004
    Slovakia
    Peavey Cirrus - safe bet. :)
     
  13. unity bass

    unity bass

    Dec 15, 2003
    Modesto, Ca.
    Stambaughs are fantastic.
    Mine took 5 months from down payment to delivery but alot of the wait time was with my Aero's. It was worth the wait on all accounts.
    I've watched multiple internet sites for the past couple of years and I would say used Stambaughs are uncommon. That's just my experience.
    If you want a great price and a ton of custom options on a high quality instrument give him a call.

    Good luck!
    Chad
     
  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    And another vote for the Cirrus.

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  15. Doodles

    Doodles

    Sep 20, 2005
    No, my budget always was US$2000.....I am considering the Yamaha BB2004 at US$1000, but I don't mind spending $2k on the right bass, if its a good deal.

    Thanks for the suggestions ;)
     
  16. Dirty Dave

    Dirty Dave

    Oct 17, 2004
    Boston, MA
    Carvin LB70.
     
  17. Fawkes007

    Fawkes007

    Sep 13, 2005
    SF Bay Area
    The Czech Spectors are nice.
     
  18. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    For $2K, you could buy a phenomenally beautiful Carvin. Figured AAAA top, koa, maple, walnut, whatever, with lots of extras.

    Carvin topwoods
     
  19. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    thats a good looking bass, Jeff!
     
  20. Doodles

    Doodles

    Sep 20, 2005
    So suggestions...Ric, Carvin, Peavey Cirrus, Yamaha......

    I only have experience with Yamaha out of these.

    I like the look of the Cirrus....what should I be paying for a used mint one? The reviews on these seem to be excellent.

    I also saw a nice Pedulla MVP for around US$1500.....any thoughts on this

    Thanks