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New Four Banger...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Funkize you, May 18, 2004.


  1. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    Well, at first I was looking into Fodera, and Sadowsky, but now I just want opinions. I am looking into a Four string bass (for now) with 24 fret's. Customs arent out of the picture, I have a Limit of $2,000... What would you guys recomend?

    EDIT: Fender is Not an option, but Sadowsky's are...
    Custom Shop Fenders arent an option either.
     
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    www.benaventeguitars.com

    :smug:

    UPS is out for delivery with my fretless 6 and it's about his normal time to stop by :D

    too bad I'm stuck at work for another 5 hours :(
     
  3. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    They look great, but I cant get the price list for some reason...
     
  4. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    mmm $2000 Will new sadowsky metros be an option, never played one. You cand find a used fodera for a little more around $2600, havent seen any on E-bay but I saw one in basscentral.com.

    If i were you i'll save my bucks and save a little more to buy some american Lakland or a carvin the bunny brunell model that comes with the MM P'up has a good preamp and its playability its great the only prob with this bass it is shape its kind of HO|2ny (horn talking)
     
  5. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    I'd Rather Not have another Lakland, I like them, but Really do need something with 24 Fret's... Sadowsky is Going to come out with a 24 fret 4 string soon I hear...
     
  6. netvampire

    netvampire

    Apr 22, 2004
    Australia
  7. netvampire

    netvampire

    Apr 22, 2004
    Australia
    oops sorry thought that was a dollar sign..half a sleep here ;)
     
  8. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    How about a used Pedulla? All of the neck-through models are 24 frets. The "Thunderbass" is an incredible instrument and a lot of good examples can be found on Ebay. :)
     
  9. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    Nah to the Bongo, Im not really a fan of them...

    Thanks for all the suggestions though, I think I am leaning towards a Sadowsky right now, Maybe a 24 fret 5 string...
     
  10. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    http://www.benaventeguitars.com/pricelist.pdf

    you need Adobe Acrobat Reader ( free download @ www.adobe.com )

    they selling price is much lower then what's listed. $2k would tame a nice 4 string

    (I'm the webmaster so take my post with that grain of salt)
     
  11. AMJBASS

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    If you are looking for a Jazz bass, Sadowsky is the ultimate. They play great, and just sit perfectly in the mix. I wouldn't rule out Benavente though. They play absolutely amazing. The neck is one of the most comfortable out there. If you are looking for more of a custom bass, you would do well to check them out.
     
  12. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    I do like the Dingwall Basses, I was also looking into them as well.
     
  13. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Get Nino here to build one for you!! I'm sure he could pop some Sad pups and pre in there..
     
  14. What about Spector? I believe they have 24 frets.
     
  15. alembicbones

    alembicbones

    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    How's about a used Alembic. If you're lucky, you might even be able to find a Series I in your price range.

    Bones
     
  16. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    Yup, I was looking into Alembics also, I found a Few Epic's but no series I...

    EDIT: hey, what Alembic did Stanley Clarke play on the "Return to Forever" "Romantic Warriror CD"? you know? Did he even Play an alembic then?
     
  17. Lackey

    Lackey

    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
  18. +1 for Sadowsky

    Or you could probably get Nino-Brown to make you a 24 fret Valenti Jazz.