Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dezmo, Oct 5, 2001.

  1. dezmo


    Oct 5, 2001
    Hi I need some hints on buying a guitar less than 125
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
  3. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Hi dezmo,
    Welcome to TB. I assume you mean a bass guitar. If that's your budget, hit some pawn shops, or check the classifieds in your local papers, or you can score some cheaply made basses on ebay. For that price you need to plug them in and see if they play, see if the neck is straight, and if the pots or jack make a bunch of racket. Good luck.
  4. slick519


    Aug 11, 2001
    Salem, Or
    Welcome to TB,

    if youre willing to pay a little more, you can get a realy nice bass for about 160, the De Armond Pilot pro ( or you can get a nice rouge for 130, (musicians friend). you can also get some good kramers for about 100 and up ( also, you can get a snazzy p-bass from danelectro, a rumor bass, for about 160 (

    the best of these basses is the pilot pro, then rouge, then danelectro, then kramers, but ive never playe the kramers, so im using there low prices as a judgement.

    I, personally have a De Armond Pilot plus that i got for about 140, and it plays great, but i cant find them anywhere any more, but i got it at, though, i f that helps

    hope this helps,
  5. cap


    Aug 8, 2001
    Hickam Hawaii
    at 125 even if you did find a decent bass you would still need an amp to hear it...and at the very least a cord
    O well....mabye you can get a used and the person would be kind enough to give you an amp
    BTW welcome to Talk bass
    (o ya) dont ask for any tabs on here (some of the people here will go nuts)
    Good Luck
  6. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    maybe you can get a used MIM Fender for $125?

    MIM = made in mexico. try Jazz basses or Precision basses. If you want a new bass, I suggest a Squier Precision Bass. Its a damn fine bass to learn on, if I do say so myself. :p
  7. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Welcome to Talkbass dez!

    Hint - Save some more money.
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Welcome to Talkbass, dezmo.:)

    Like Rickbass said, save some more money.

    If you're in the USA, you can get a Squier Affinity P bass for $149.00, a very good bass for the price.
  9. OK, I dunno if you're talking £'s or $'s here, if $'s then you may have to look around, but if £'s then you've got plenty, I paid £100 for my BC Rich Ironbird, and I've never played a nicer bass. OK it was a bit beat up, but do you really care if there's a scratch or two?

    Classifieds, and the internet, perhaps local stores.

    Someone pointed out that you'll still need an amp which is a good point. In your budget range I would sudgest spending similar amount on this as you do on your guitar.

    Good luck
  10. FuturePrimitive

    FuturePrimitive Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2000
    Rochester, NY
    Here's my suggestion, for $125 ignore the name on the bass. Just find one that has a straight neck, doesn't buzz too bad and the pickups and knobs work. I bought my "Samick" bass for $30. It met all those requirements. After a year I'm still playing it(as my schedule permits anyway :( ) and still having fun. I will eventually replace it but not until I *know* what I want, what fits my musical tastes and goals. And I'll only know that by learning the instrument better. I'm not in a hurry to throw a lot of money at the latest trendy bass, chances are it won't be the one I'm happy with in the end. I've fallen into that trap too many times. :rolleyes: Good luck, "good enough" basses ARE out there and in that price range.