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New non-custom 6 string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BadBass, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. BadBass


    Aug 11, 2005
    Hi all,
    I am looking into getting a new bass, I am looking for any non-custom, professional standard 6 string.

    Any suggestions??? :help: Thanks
  2. Whats your price range/style of music?
  3. BadBass


    Aug 11, 2005
    I am looking for a good all round instrument ,as I play in many different situations, and have not yet decided what style to specialise in.
    My price range is anything up to a maximum of £1000! :eek: but I want the best quality that I can get for that money!!!
    Thanks :bassist:
  4. Hmmmm, if I were you and was looking for a 6, I would look at the Warwick Corvette Standard 6, Spector Euro 4 LX (Might be a little over budget actually...), and maybe the musicman Sterling 6 (again possibly a little over)?

  5. Where have you seen a musicman 6 string?

    Maybe a custom Peavey Cirrus 6 string.
  6. Googled it. My preference is the Warwick at any rate :D
  7. BadBass


    Aug 11, 2005
    Arent the cirrus custom 6 basses around £2000? They are nice, but if I were to spend that amount I would look into an Overwater or something along those lines.
    However, i do fancy a neck thru-bass!!! :smug:
  8. I think the Spector Euro LX 6 strings are neck thru, but as I said they are around a grand and a half. The proffesional series basses are available as 6ers, and are a good deal cheaper, but are bolt on. Heres a link: http://www.spectorbass.com/NewFiles/price.html
  9. BadBass


    Aug 11, 2005
    How do you rate the Ibanex SR1006EFM?
  10. Pruitt


    Jun 30, 2005
    Danbury, CT
    I have the SR-506, which is the baby brother of the 1006 and I absolutely love it! :cool:

    I haven't had a chance to play the 1006, but I thought about buying one when I bought my 506. But to be honest, after having the 506 a bit now, I don't regret the decision. Especially after recording direct with it the last few days. A lot of good tone coming out of the mahogony body and Bart MK1's. I'm sure the 1006 is better, but at nearly half the cost, I'm quite happy with the 506. I'm gonna put the extra money towards a fretless 6 I think. heh heh... :bassist:

    Good luck in your search! Have Fun! :hyper:
  11. I have never played an Ibanez bass, but I own an Ibanez electric guitar. Its a real workhorse, constructed really well for the money, and its great for its purpose.

    I somtimes wish I had bought a PRS or a Gibson instead though, because although its a great guitar, its a bit soulless.

    Like I said though, never played an Ibanez bass so suggest you book a test drive! :D
  12. Does it have to be non-custom? For that money, you can actually get close to a custom, or at least a basic model made by an individual luthier. I'm thinking of Sheffield's own Jon Shuker:


    Check out his less tricked-out bolt-on models (the neck-thrus cost more, as do the extra options.) I have three of Jon's basses and am quite happy. And since he's in the UK, you don't have to pay the cost of import duties, etc. How far is Sheffield from Lancashire, anyway?

    To me, if you want maximum quality for your 1000 quid, a handmade bass from a good maker is the way to go in most cases if you can.

    Just a thought.
  13. Matt Morgan

    Matt Morgan Fellow Conspirator Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2001
    Plano, TX
    You should be able to find a Peavey Cirrus 6 in your price range. I'm not sure what the import fees, taxes, etc. would be but a new standard Cirrus 6 should cost no more than $1200 U.S.
    Fantastic bass for the money! Best of luck.
  14. +1

    though if matt was nice he'd sell us each a roscoe for that price?

    Cirrus owner = happy bassplayer - guitarist never showing up to bad = upset bassist that owns a cirrus.
  15. Ibanez BTB 6 string? one of the higher up models with barts?
  16. Phalanx


    Apr 4, 2005
    Yamaha TRB1006?
  17. BadBass


    Aug 11, 2005
  18. Matt Morgan

    Matt Morgan Fellow Conspirator Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2001
    Plano, TX
    The Peavey Cirrus 6 (non-custom version) is still in production and is still readily available as far as I know. I just did a quick "Google" search and found several Peavey dealers here in the U.S. that have them in stock.
    If you have any trouble finding one or finding a dealer, PM me and I'd be happy to give you a hand.

    And, no.....I'm not selling my Roscoes!
  19. Daywalker


    Apr 13, 2005
    I second the vote on the Ibanez BTB 6 if you're really hurtin for cash. If not, check into maybe a Warwick Corvette Standard 6. Basscentral has a used one for like $999USD shipped if I'm not mistaken. Good luck!!!
  20. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain

    What are you talking about???