Suggestions for a good 4 string under $500

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bigcardinal, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. Well, the title is pretty self-explanatory. Its upgrading time, unfortunately I am on a budget. I am only looking for a 4 string and it doesn't have to do anything super-dynamic, cause I mostly play pretty standard sounding stuff: rock, hard rock, alt country, bluegrass. Let me know what you think is a good buy and a "keeper" in this price range. Thanks!
  2. Roundwound


    May 13, 2004
    Peoria, IL
    Either a new or used Fender Standard (MIM) Precision or a SX P-bass should cover the areas you mentioned in your budget range. I've owned plenty of Fenders, but the SX is a budget favorite here at talkbass. Try a search on SX and see what you come up with.
  3. TBC The Bass Company!
  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Hopefully, your playing is super dynamic whatever you are playing. Check out a MIM Jazz or see if you can find an old Fender Jazz Bass Special (MIJ). They can be found a great prices used. I really love those Jazz Specials, especially when they are fretless!