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Ok you have $2,000 to spend...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by countrybass5, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. What bass would you buy...model,color,etc.?
  2. I would buy a late 70s Yamaha BB1000 tobacco burst or BB800 black and pocket the $1500 or $1600 I'd have left over.
  3. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    Since I already have a used Sadowsky Metro, I’ll go with an AVRI 63 P in Sonic Blue.
  4. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Another Roscoe probably...
    TrevorOfDoom, RobertUI, oren and 4 others like this.
  5. TrustRod


    Mar 13, 2016
    I would buy 2 used 5 strings. 1 a Jazz style and one a MM style. I'd do a bit of modding, Hipshot ultralites, P pickup on the MM. Then deposit $1200 in my ROTH.
    IamGroot and DrummerwStrings like this.
  6. Bassist Jay

    Bassist Jay

    Dec 28, 2009
    Sterling, CO.
    A used Sadowsky Metro or another one I am really wanting bad and have since they were released is a Fender Select Precision bass. I don’t know if $2k would buy one or not but if possible, I would love a used Nordstrand bass. I have told Carey Nordstrand that if he decides to build basses again to add me to the list. I love the pickups he builds and use them exclusively in my guitars and basses but have wanted a Nordstrand bass for years!
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  7. Clipped


    Aug 9, 2014
    MM Cutlass. Red (because color matters).
  8. I am surprised no one said Fender.
  9. I would love to try a Roscoe...
  10. Rumbledore


    Jun 2, 2018
    nothing on my list is that cheap :crying:
    bebi, five7, ialma and 8 others like this.

    HELLonWHEELS Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2005
    Warwick NT 5

    Best value would be a vintage Fender P or J. I think 2 grand can get you something from the 70s.
    darkinners and Bruiser Stone like this.
  12. bonin in the boneyard

    bonin in the boneyard Supporting Member

    G&L Kiloton 4 (lefty!) in clear red over spalted maple over swamp ash, 3-ply black pick guard, maple fingerboard with black blocks and no binding, vintage tint satin, 1 5/8" nut, 12" radius. To match her sister:

    I'd put the $400 left over towards a sweet tube preamp.

    That was easy. Now ask me about amps!
  13. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010
    A bunch of Warmoth parts most likely. Something in purpleheart and maple I suspect depending what's available.
  14. ELG60

    ELG60 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    I'd much rather spend it on more speaker cabinets.
  15. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    a Tokai Talbot is highest on my GAS list, as are a Torzal Twist and the Gibson EB-1 violin
    the Talbot leaves room for more Peavey Zodiac BXPs, a few select Harley Bensons and old Roadstar IIs
    in time they will all be had... LOL if I'm graced with the time!
  16. I'd put it towards the Burns Bison I drool over every time I walk into my local 'swop shop' o_O
  17. Spent


    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
    I’ll need the cash first. PM it to me and I’ll create a NBD so you can see the bass. Thanks in advance.
  18. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Probably order another Maruszczyk to compliment the one I have. Probably an active 5-string Elwood (J style).

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