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taking the plunge

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by punkmetal, Sep 22, 2005.


  1. punkmetal

    punkmetal Guest

    Jul 19, 2005
    WI (milwaukee area)
    ok after much deliberation over what I want do
    I am going to go through with it and getting a six string
    but I have one big problem, I HAVE NEVER PLAYED ONE BEFORE.
    yea I know I should go out and try some. but I already know I will want one eventually
    I just need to know of a few to look for (preferably under $1000)
    I need enough string spacing for slap and I need a tight B string.

    any suggestions

    I have looked into an Ibanez BtB 406 and a Spector Ledged 6 but i am unsure of if they are right b/c they never seem to be in stock
     
  2. punkmetal

    punkmetal Guest

    Jul 19, 2005
    WI (milwaukee area)
    ne suggestions on a good 5 string for slap
     
  3. LukeMan970

    LukeMan970

    Jun 22, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    You can always go looking for a warwick used. I think warwicks or musicmans have the best slap sound for around that price, I like the wicks better though especially the thumbs.
     
  4. Matt R Miller

    Matt R Miller

    Apr 27, 2003
    Wisconsin
    used peavey cirrus. end of thread.
     
  5. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I agree.
     
  6. punkmetal

    punkmetal Guest

    Jul 19, 2005
    WI (milwaukee area)
    I can't find a use peavey 6 ne where at the moment.
    i did how ever find a cirrus 5 new for $600 - $700
    lots of warwicks out there tho
    ebay has nothing of real intrest that i saw so far

    ne opinions on the the ibanez or spector

    thanx
     
  7. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I have been watching Ebay for used Cirrus 6ers lately also. They pop up from time to time, so if you are interested, just be patient.
     
  8. Dincrest

    Dincrest

    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    I think the Ibanez SR506 is one of the best 6-strings available new for under $800. The Peavey Fury 6 is a good budget 6er as well. The ESP B206LTD got a nice upgrade for 2005 with EMG pups as opposed to ESP pups. The Spector Legends are said to be very good; Spector's always a good brand name.

    And LukeMan- as much as I love MusicMan basses, they only come in 4 and 5 string versions.
     
  9. punkmetal

    punkmetal Guest

    Jul 19, 2005
    WI (milwaukee area)
    bump

    ne 5er sugestions
     
  10. Bongos are always nice.

    IME/IMO Peavey has been good to me over the years. (Bought my only two basses from them, or rather, both of my basses are Peaveys).

    Patience is the key. My advice for getting the best possible intrument without spending a fortune is to get it used. And to get it used, you have to be patient, and then be even more patient as to not jump on a so-so deal.

    *edit* BTW, I took the plunge with my second bass. Same circumstances. I had barely played a 5, and now I know the 6 front to back.
     
  11. punkmetal

    punkmetal Guest

    Jul 19, 2005
    WI (milwaukee area)
    Ok
    Patience was never my strong suit

    But

    Is the cirrus the only peavey that is worth being patient for?

    A brand new Grind 6er is really low price. But I haven't heard too many great things about them though.

    a bass friend of mine told me to look into carvins
    but i no no
    i am just gonna wait for a cirrus for now
     
  12. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    right nowBass Palace has a used 6'er in great looking shape for under $400. Good way to get your feet wet, play a decent bass and make it easy to move upward when you are ready!
     
  13. Carvin makes a good, affordable 6 string. Look for a used one, they'll be really cheap.