Six string bass in 800-1,300 dollar range...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by The_Ryst, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. Here's the specs:

    I want 24 frets
    Active electronics
    Large band EQ
    A narrow neck (for as narrow a six string can be)
    in the price range between 800-1,300.

    I play everything from Funk to Progressive Metal back to 50's Rock so need something that's very versatiel. Plese give me suggestions, I won't get this bass probably until December, but no harm in planning.
  2. You'll want to try out Ibanez BTB basses, and maybe some SR's...

    Peavey Cirrus's you may find some for cheap on the 'bay.

    Other than those, I got nothing.

    Good luck, and happy hunting!
  3. 43apples

    43apples Guest

    Nov 9, 2003
    Carvin baby, Carvin!

  4. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    +1. I would Also suggest Legends but they got ig necks. Carvin has a slim but not too slim neck that plays great. I think it's the most comfortable 6er neck I've played.

  5. another vote for CARVIN!!
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Man, $800 - $900 is in the range of a used Cirrus, and you can sometimes get a new Cirrus for around $1300. Nothing else in your price range can touch a Cirrus. Nice shallow neck profile, great active pickups and preamp, and very good craftsmanship. You know you want one!!!:D


  7. Jeff , i love your bass :bassist: I'm really thinking about buying a 6 string. I'll have to check the prices for a cirrus...

    damn...2.190 euro
  8. PhilMan99


    Jul 18, 2003
    US, Maryland
    What about Spector?
  9. I-Love-Ratm


    Feb 24, 2003
  10. SteveC


    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
  11. Note the 24 frets part...not 0 frets.
  12. fatbassjazzer


    Feb 27, 2004
    I vote for either a cirrus or a spector legend 6.
  13. adam on bass

    adam on bass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
    Spector Legend or Euro 6. My Euro 6 is the SH#$znet.
  14. I've heard that has a monster fretboard.
  15. steviecsg


    Aug 16, 2002
    a used trb6 would be nice though it has a wide fretboard and may be a tad heavy for some.
  16. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    If you like necks a little on the narrow side (though not so narrow as to be unplayable), the Carvin is as good a bet as anything in that price range IMO. I'm not as enamored of the Cirrus as some are, but it's a good bass too. IIRC, the string spacing is a tad wider than the Carvin, though, if that matters.

    The Yamaha TRB has considerably wider string spacing than either the Carvin or the Cirrus.
  17. Franz Jr.

    Franz Jr. Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2002
    Raleigh, NC