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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DougD, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. DougD

    DougD Bassman7654

    Sep 19, 2002
    North Las Vegas NV
    Any one out there ever find a cheap bass that just knocks your socks off? Let's see em!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here's mine, it’s a Vintage Modified Jazz bass. Just got it yesterday:hyper: Cost me $250.00 brand spankin new:bassist: It looks good, plays good and best of all it sounds GREAT!! She aint' no boutique beauty, but she’ll get the job done :smug: Seems like the perfect fit for the hole in the wall bar gig :)
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    So.. come on let's see some good ole cheap basses:D
  2. Blues Bass 2

    Blues Bass 2 Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    Davenport Iowa
    You'll probably get a lot of these SX basses.About $200,also a great hole in the wall bar bass.

    My SX Geddy 5 clone.

  3. SuperSnake2012

    SuperSnake2012 floppy b strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    Bronx, NY
    I've gotten great deals on all of my basses... the most I've ever spent on one is $400 for my MIM Jazz which I bought new in GC. :D I spent $215 on my P, $400 on my Jazz and $315 on my new RD505.
  4. This one makes several of the American made P basses I've had sound rather........ puny :meh: The neck and frets are PURE purrrfection as well. An amazing bass for a total of about 350 bucks :bassist:


  5. This one is a sonic friggin MONSTER. The '80's 18V preamp provides some intersting options along with the dual P pups :D This one is in the process of being refinished. No more ugly turd brown and black pickguard :cool: The neck on this one is also fantastic. I love the '80s Electras!! :hyper:


  6. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida

    $250 for the ATK 300, $200 for the SR 800.
  7. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    Dude....your basses are backwards!:D
    I know I'm not the first one to say that, but I couldn't resist.;)
  8. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Cape Canaveral, FL
    i'll have to get pics of my two alvarez basses up here, a '92 dana offset bass (200 bucks) and a villain 5 string (about 250 bucks)...i got the villain new about 15 years ago, and i got the dana used on ebay...they're both pretty playable and don't sound bad at all :D
  9. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK

    Okay, it wasn't "cheap" but, it was an absolute steal for what I paid for it. Hands down the most awesome jazz style bass I have played! Its also the cheapest bass in my possession at the moment (because its the only one in my possession ;) )
  10. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man

    My Squier VM fretless...I absolutely love it!
  11. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida

    That's the problem with you righties; no freaking self-control.

  12. DougD

    DougD Bassman7654

    Sep 19, 2002
    North Las Vegas NV
    Man, i'd love to get my hands on a sr800 or older atk:) I have a sr400 that was converted to fretless the neck on that ax is to die for:hyper:
  13. DougD

    DougD Bassman7654

    Sep 19, 2002
    North Las Vegas NV
    Bring on some more cheapoes :) Expensive basses are great and all, but there is just something about a good old cheap beater bass that has mojo. Makes you wonder huh? My other cheapoes are 1997 Ibanez SR400 $400 new (now fretless) w/black nylon strings. 2003 Ibanez SR406 (tuned EADGCF) $400 bucks new, it now has a Agular preamp and hipshot bridge for wider spaceing:) The 406 has a great slap tone :):)
  14. DougD

    DougD Bassman7654

    Sep 19, 2002
    North Las Vegas NV
    great lookin ax there: How does it sound/play?
  15. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Cape Canaveral, FL
    that squier you got up there looks pretty hot, too...
  16. Eilif

    Eilif Holding it down in K-Town. Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    I'll play

    '80 T-40 with darkstars. The bass was quite cheap, before the Darkstars... The definition of tone monster!


    '84 Peavey Fury. Great P-bass tone from a really neat pickup. Cost: 50 bucks and and some TLC. Great "from the ashes" story.


    '79 t-40 Was mint in case (had pickgard labels on it still) when I got it in '03 for $250, unfortunately it now has a few minor dings. Man I love this bass.


    My only picture containing my late 60's crown violabass. Quite beat-up, fairly fragile, and not worth much, but great tone, and what a look!
    The MIJ squier bullet in the pic was a great cheapo bass, that now resides with another TBer. I had to pay for the darkstars somehow...
  17. My cheapy Aria with DiMarzios and upped electronics:

    My ATK400 was a steal aswell (the guy was selling it as an ATK100, which was a much cheaper model )
  18. The T-40 is the ultimate cheapo bass, IMHO. Consider what it would it would cost to get the same sound and playability from a modern bass:smug:

    I treated mine to a new pickguard. The pickguard represents one third of the cost of the bass :p


  19. DougD

    DougD Bassman7654

    Sep 19, 2002
    North Las Vegas NV
    :hyper: :D :hyper: :D
  20. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Late '80's Fender MIM P Bass. $225 on eBay. Sounds almost as good as my 1974 P. It was perfectly mint until I forgot that wearing a studded belt on a gig was a bad idea.:mad:

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