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Suggest me a good 5string bass for 800 euros

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TWD, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. TWD


    May 30, 2012

    I really want to get a new bass(which is better j-bass or p-bass?) playing rock music with the band.

    So which one to get for that budget?

  2. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    A 2nd hand humanbase roxy maybe?
  3. TWD


    May 30, 2012
    hmm i will keep in mind.Any other?
  4. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    A veritable passive alder body/rosewood fingerboard 4/1 machineheads headstock Fender bass...

    You'll love it...

    Black or 3TS, well under your price range

  5. TWD


    May 30, 2012
    can you give me specific models?
  6. Wallace did. Fender Standard Jazz Bass V
  7. TWD


    May 30, 2012
    Hmm is it wise to find it somewhere locally and test it out rather than order it online?

    But it might be hard to find it locally.
  8. Aznslappadabass


    Nov 27, 2012
    Ever tried a Sterling by Musicman Ray35?
  9. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Do you want narrow neck or wide or inbetween? Do you want soapbar, big humbucker, J or P or some combo of two of these pup types? Do you want active 2-3 band eq onboard or do you prefer passive sound and its limits? For narrow neck Ibanez and Esp Ltd get my vote. For more medium but still very playable neck and in some ways better to me, Jackson basses.

    What brands do you like for 4string basses? Try fivers by them. What brands are available your way not so much known in america? Could be some real jems among those.
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Let's see, €800, isn't that like, $5,000 these days? You should be able to find something decent for that kind of coin.
  11. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy

    great piece of advice, and easier to find in Europe (don't ask me why) than Standard V Jazz... plus... lottamore performance

    But I gotta add

    G&L Tribute L2500 (you choose which finish and fingerboard)
    Ibanez ATK805 Premium (a funny pickguard, yet a serious axe)
    Yamaha TRB1005J
    Ibanez SR375, 405, 505, 605, 705
    Yamaha BB425/425X, 1025/1025X

  12. Mister Cbass

    Mister Cbass

    Jun 30, 2011

    I suggest a yamaha bb425x ( new ) 500 - 600 eur - passive pb / j pups configuration.
    Great bass... or maybe a 1025 ( 2nd hand), + 1 atk 805 would be great but only available un usa I think.

    I bought recently a wonderful tune bass twb53 750 eur ( new) ...great bass, sound deep, good finish ( made in korea) .

    this is my lady http://www.emma-music.com/boutique/fiche_produit.cfm?ref=TUN-TWB53-WG&type=5&code_lg=lg_fr&num=1

    As suggested by Walace L2500 is a good bass , maybe the new M2500 ( without the 3 switches and 18 volts preamp)
  13. or the Sterling by Musicman SUB 5. I'm getting ready to pick one of these up. worth way more than the price tag.