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Sexiest basses (that dont cost an arm and a leg!!)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tobo, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. tobo


    Nov 22, 2005
    So.. After subscribing to bass the world on facebook, I have been getting a lot of sexy luthier made basses on my stream - todays example: [​IMG]

    and I happen to think Steve Swallows Citron is one of the sexiest instruments ever made, but when I looked into it, found out it cost well over $5000!, as is the case with most of the basses I fall in love with at first sight..

    So - can you post a sweet ass bass that costs under, say $1500 (we'll stretch to $2000 :p)

    Id rather see original designs, not just fenders with sweet paint jobs... :bassist:
  2. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Lakland 55-AJs... $1099 right now at Bass Central.

    Yeah it's a Fender clone but I like the features

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  3. jmcorn


    Jul 4, 2012
    South Carolina
    Praise and Worship bassist member #1232
    Haha. IMO the newer Fender American deluxe jazz in black/maple is the sexiest out there!
  4. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    OK, so it's not the most exotic looking guitar, but it is only one of 2 B336-SR's (6 string, stained red) ever made and is a prototype. I think it's uber sexy - I love the color, the blackened hardware (some of it looks chrome-ish because of the flash), the shape (not to mention the action, the tone from the active ESP's, the string spacing, the setup). Oh, and it was $550 new.

  5. BassmanM


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
  6. Anything that ACG builds and sells for less than 2K :hyper:
  7. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003

  8. silvertone


    Nov 6, 2007
    SF, CA
    Just put a search into ebay using the term Hand Made Bass and came up with a few interesting things... (those who read this in 2 weeks or 2 years - skip this post cause these won't be here any longer.)

    Bee Bass Access:

    Bee Basses GroovEvolution custom 5-string bass guitar

    Custom 6 strings bass handmade prototype

    Cliff Bordwell 5 String:
  9. Peavey Cirrus
  10. tobo


    Nov 22, 2005
    ooh!! me gusta :)

    what is that?
  11. tobo


    Nov 22, 2005
    First one was nice.. but i think the GroovEvolution was ugly as hell.. far too "pointy" for a bass IMO

    Bassman: honorable mention for the Maruszczyk :)
  12. rstellar13

    rstellar13 Sarcastic Panda

    Sep 2, 2012
    Allentown, PA
  13. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    That aint no fender clone....

  14. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I think John Toon has some pretty cool designs, and as a lesser-known luthier, his prices aren't stratospheric...



  15. from ACG


  16. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    about a Grand

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  17. Crystalman85


    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
  18. spz8


    Jan 19, 2009
    Glen Cove, NY
    That's a Carvin SB5000 without the standard SB headstock.
  19. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    I'm just an old traditionalist, but I find good old Fender Jazzes & P's to be quite sexy. They never get old to me.

    That said, a lot of the ones you guys have shown are pretty hot too. I especially like that Seiku Bunch!
  20. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Rickenbacker 4004 series basses meet the requirements perfectly. :bassist:

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