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Sub $1250 dilemma

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by basstastic, Oct 30, 2001.


  1. Having had my Warwick SSII for about a month i have sold it in favour of a car. Problem is, im now five stringless and my MIM jazz bass aint cutting it downtuned. So, i am on the verge of an Ibanez BTB 405.

    So, fellow bassists, i want to know some things.

    a) Is it worth buying a BTB 515 seeing as it costs quite a bit more.

    b) Should i buy a dual pickup Streamer Standard and whack some new actives on it.

    c) Can you suggest another bass under about $1250 or £800? That would be worthwhile investigating. Thank you muchos for your time.
     
  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    It's a pity you're not in the US. $1250 buys you a lotta bass!:D
     
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I would've kept the Warwick and bought a cheaper ride.

    But then, I don't even have a car right now.
     
  4. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    By any means dont get the Streamer Standard.

    I can suggest you go for a Corvette ProLine 5 String or a Streamer LX 5 with some luck.
     
  5. well its all very well saying that now, but then again i need to be transport all my sheet around
     
  6. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I also wouldn't go with the Streamer Standard. BTB's are great basses for the money. You could also try to find a used Peavey Cirrus 5. Or there is always Carvin, but you probably don't want to wait.
    There are lots of choices for that amount of money.
     
  7. Freakapotamus9

    Freakapotamus9

    Jun 20, 2001
    Nebraska
    SPECTOR EUROPEAN SERIES. check it out
     
  8. well first off, i also would have kept the streamer stage II, man i dunno how you could get rid of it. lets see, i'm against the BTB, but i just don't really like ibanez. i'm against the streamer standard, i've heard the corvette standard is a lot better choice, or a proline, and i've played and enjoyed the corvette fna very much. also definately no disagreement against the spector euro series. then there is going used, in which case you could possibly find yourself a zon, which'd be nice, or a modulus fiver. thats about the extent of what i can recommend, but i dunno what you all have available over there in good ol merry england. i know i just am very grateful that though besides the fact that i live in suburbia(and surrounded by farms as well) there is one good shop around here(but still no modulus or zons :mad: ) anyway good luck.