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Ready to buy a new bass, suggestions?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nationofone, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. nationofone


    Jan 4, 2005
    Hey all... Great forum. Glad I found it...

    I am ready to buy a new bass. I am a pro musician, I play with a band and travel. My style is rock/funk. Lots of slapping, quick fingering.

    I want a good slapping bass that has great action. I need a light touch for fast scales. Also, I want a 6 string and I have $1500 to spend.


  2. stingray, jazz bass, lakland 44-02
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Also Musicman Sterling, G&L L2000.
  4. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    He said he wants a 6-string..
    How about a Peavey Cirrus?
  5. oh sorry
  6. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Used Roscoe?

  7. nationofone


    Jan 4, 2005
    How do you feel about the Warwick thumb 6 string?
  8. nationofone


    Jan 4, 2005
    OMG I love the roscoe!
  9. +1 for the Peavey Cirrus 6. The Bubinga topped model has the best slap sound, from what ive heard. But if you can afford the Roscoe, id say go for it.
  10. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Thumbs tend to be neck heavy IIRC. Try before you buy!!!!

    Check out what Dan has to offer at www.luthiersaccessgroup.com
  11. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Yep! Go for the Cirrus.
  12. Basspolizei

    Basspolizei Pseudo bass player/collector

    Jun 23, 2004
    Buy basses and lots of guns before it's too late! You have been warned.
    Go Peavey.........

    Duran Duran are back and John has been on TV twice lately playing a Peavey. Yes, a Peavey..........Sounds great when he's slapping it!
  13. nationofone


    Jan 4, 2005
    Anything else out there that you would recommend that can compare to the Roscoe?
    I upped my price level to $2000. I can get a used Roscoe but if theres anything else that looks and plays as well then I would like to check it out as well.

    Thanx in advance!
  14. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Good advice!!!