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newbie lookin for a bass under $300.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bigmcgiv, Apr 3, 2005.


  1. bigmcgiv

    bigmcgiv

    Mar 29, 2005
    WILKES-BARRE PA
    im lookin for a bass a fretted 4 string . i used too play years ago but now im looking to play again and i afraid im going to be buying junk. so i want to get the best bang for the buck . primary use is going to be classic rock . any help would be great. tks matt :)
     
  2. Mind Eroded

    Mind Eroded Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2003
    Brooklyn/Buffalo, NY
    I'd look around ebay for used MIM Fender P's or J's
     
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    $160, can't really beat that
     
  4. bigmcgiv

    bigmcgiv

    Mar 29, 2005
    WILKES-BARRE PA
    what bass is that it looks like a 60s model fender jazz. who has that
     
  5. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    www.rondomusic.net

    Ray
     
  6. bigmcgiv

    bigmcgiv

    Mar 29, 2005
    WILKES-BARRE PA
    how good are these sx basses ? does anyone have one? are they junk? 160 bucks seems too cheap
     
  7. bigmcgiv

    bigmcgiv

    Mar 29, 2005
    WILKES-BARRE PA
    wow there alot of guys recommend them witch model should i go with
     
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I have one. It's a P bass copy. $99, and better than a lot of $200 basses that I have played. I own three bass that list for over $2500, and this SX gets some playing time, even though it only cost $99.

    Mine had issues with the fret ends in the upper registers, they were kind of sharp. It hurt to play above the 13th fret. Since it was so cheap, I decided that this would be a great opportunity to learn how to dress frets. So I did. Problem solved.

    Other than that, the bass is totally stock.

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  9. bigmcgiv

    bigmcgiv

    Mar 29, 2005
    WILKES-BARRE PA
    i like the sx sbj-75c that is a great price but how do they sound, and how is the quality . i mean you ant expect too much for that price :) i just sounds too good to be true
     
  10. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    I think the cheapest Yamahas are in that range. They are good for their price, I personally don't really like Yamaha basses.
     
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mine sounds as good as a MIM Fender P Bass. And other than the fretwork, the fit & finish is on par with a Squier, and almost as good as MIM Fender.

    Read the Essex megathread, and all of your questions will be answered.
     
  12. bigmcgiv

    bigmcgiv

    Mar 29, 2005
    WILKES-BARRE PA
    cool tks guys i really appericate it . tks matt :hyper: