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New bass on a budget

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sodacan, Jan 12, 2012.


  1. sodacan

    sodacan

    Jul 12, 2011
    I'm looking for a nice bass from $0-$400. Any sugestions?
     
  2. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Grosbeak, Yamaha, Fender, BSX. I’m Marc! Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    # of strings? Active or passive? Classic/timeless, retro, contemporary, or the unusual? I have many suggestions.
     
  3. GM60466

    GM60466

    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    Look here is the used market. There are always some nice basses.
     
  4. used G&L tribute if you can find one for a good deal. pretty sweet basses but that's just what I'd want
     
  5. sodacan

    sodacan

    Jul 12, 2011
    4 strings, possibly active but doesn't have to be, and I like most styles.
     
  6. JMimbs

    JMimbs

    Jan 5, 2012
    Central Florida
    Details! We require information before the advice can begin! :hyper:
     
  7. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    MEXICANADAMERICA
    where are the Squier Freaks???
     
  8. there's a G&L jb-2 tribute in the classifieds in ur price range. Awesome jazz basses if thats ur bag
     
  9. Keano

    Keano

    Dec 14, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    +1 to G&L Tribby's.
     
  10. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Michigan
  11. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    Used Squier CV, with change left over :)
     
  12. sodacan

    sodacan

    Jul 12, 2011
    I tried updating but it wasn't being particularly agreeable so I gave up and made a new thread, all seems to be working well now though, sorry:p
     
  13. sodacan

    sodacan

    Jul 12, 2011
    Also I play a lot of variations of music and would like something that is versatile
     
  14. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Grosbeak, Yamaha, Fender, BSX. I’m Marc! Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
  15. sodacan

    sodacan

    Jul 12, 2011
    Very nice! I've been asking for some reviews on the epiphone Toby deluxe IV aswell, I mostly get how it disgraces the Tobias name, but I'd just like to know what it's like for my price range. Any thoughts?
     
  16. Slapstyle

    Slapstyle

    Dec 3, 2009
    Maine
    I know someone selling a G&L Tribute. I just fired off an email to see what the asking price is.
     
  17. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Grosbeak, Yamaha, Fender, BSX. I’m Marc! Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    Nothing on the Toby, but I personally wouldn't go for an Epiphone anyway.

    As mentioned before, a Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass may also be for you, if you want to go the classic/traditional route. It's a passive bass, will fit in any genre, very well regarded on this forum, and many great players have made their mark on a Jazz Bass.
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/squier-classic-vibe-jazz-bass-60s-bass-guitar/519578000215000

    The Yamaha RBX374 is more modern with a few more modern features. Both feel great, and are very good instruments in the price range.
     
  18. sodacan

    sodacan

    Jul 12, 2011
    Thanks, ill take a look and see which fits me better.
     
  19. CORBS

    CORBS Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2010
    That's a great suggestion. A used G&L Tribby 2000 or 2500 would be right at the top of 400$, and those basses are universally respected for their awesome sound. Same exact electronics as the U.S. made G&Ls.
     
  20. Staccato

    Staccato Low End Advocate

    Aug 14, 2009
    Alabama
    BIG difference between what you'll find new, and 'used' in that price range.

    You should go used this time.
     

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