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New Bass Suggestions...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by godblender, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. godblender

    godblender Banned

    Mar 11, 2009
    It's time for a new instrument and I'm having some difficulty deciding what I should go with...so any help would be much appreciated. Firstly I like a thick/meaty punchy tone, something that can really cut through a mix. And I also want something that plays fast with a thinner neck and low action. I've been searching e-bay for months trying to find a good used Aria SB, but none match up to the asking price. I'm willing to spend upwards of $1000.

    Some ideas I've been tossing around are: MM Sterling or Stingray, Warwick $$ or a custom-made Carvin. Problem with Carvin is there aren't any around me and I don't know anyone who plays one (but some of the features they offer could be what I'm looking for).

    Any suggestions and/or tips would be great. Thanks.
  2. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    IMO the Warwicks have very thick necks - that might not be suitable for your tastes.

    $1000 brings in a wide range of options. How bout a good ol' Fender Jazz bass? I think you could even score a nice American made one for that price - maybe not brand new though...

    The Geddy Lee Jazz has the thinnest neck I've ever played. U can get a used one between $500-$700, or the brand new ones now list at $999 I believe. :meh:
  3. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    What you just described was a MM Sterling.I own 5 of them,and don't play any other basses anymore.I prefer the single H models,but I just got an HH,and it's pretty nice too. Lots of tone options.Go to the EBMM BBS and look in the basses section.There are always a few there.
  4. Double Agent

    Double Agent

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    Hmmm....."thick/meaty punchy tone, something that can really cut through a mix", "something that plays fast with a thinner neck and low action"....

    EBMM Bongo HH. Maybe a Sterling HH, but the Bongo is super-thick sounding and will cut through a mix no sweat. Neck isn't the thinnest, but it definitely isn't thick.
  5. bassalo


    Jan 23, 2008
    I'm gassing for a Bongo. This is a great informative video about them:


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