Rock Basses under £500 (any ideas please)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by james_delve, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. :bassist: i have been a bassist for less than a year, and i now realise that my bass may not be great for long term gigging etc., so can anyone give me suggestions of good, sounding and all round great basses for under £500

  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Hohner B2ADB

    Musicman Stingray SUB

    G & L Tribute series

    Lakland 55-01
  3. cwbassist


    Aug 23, 2003
    ibanez sr 490
    ibanez sr405 if you want a five string
  4. Yamaha....whichever model is closest to £500.
    Fender P or J bass.
    G&L Tribute series.

    For £500, go second hand and you could score a nice instrument, like a Japan/USA Fender. My friend scored an original 1981 G&L L-1000 fretless for £380 including postage.
  5. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    warwick rockbass classic 4 string


    warwick rockbass classic 5 string

    the ULTIMATE bass for under £500
  6. I could be persuaded to sell my 2000 Warlock Platinum Supreme...(Anyone interested could PM me...:D )

    Not meaning to hijack any threads...
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Buying used will get you the most bang for your buck.

    If you really want to go new, let me be the first to recommend the MTD Kingston.

    I also really like the Lakland Skyline series, but they are out of your price range.
  8. bentem


    Oct 18, 2002
    Rockville, MD
    Get a p or a j bass.