"Re-introductory" bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bdengler, Jan 14, 2001.

  1. bdengler


    Jan 23, 2000
    New Albany, Ohio
    I've been playing an upright for 9 years...I currently have not only an upright but an electric upright. My music director at church would like me to play electric bass guitar sometimes for some contemporary pieces. Any thoughts on a good "re-introductory" five string bass (I was hoping in the $500 to $1,000 range). I use to have a Pedulla Buzz bass...I loved it...but that's to high to go for me. This time I'll stick with fretted basses. Thanks for your suggestions. Regards, Brian
  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Hey Brian! (no, I ain't stalkin' ya' :p )

    There are some fretless 5's on ebay right now in your price range.

    I think Bass Northwest also has some fives in their "Used Bass" section...
    ...as well their "New Standard Basses" page http://bassnw.com/newstandard.htm

    There's a real nice Tobias Growler at Elderly http://www.elderly.com/vintage/items/55U-2469.htm
    It's really versatile (`cept for hard rock/metal).

    If ya' find one you like, you can do a search here on the particular model.
    The little globe thingy at the top of the page. Check out what other owners think.

    [Edited by notduane on 01-14-2001 at 12:23 PM]
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Here's another two good models:

    Carvin B5: $629
    Carvin LB75: $719
    Carvin BB75: $819

    Hope this helps.

    Will C.:cool: