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Time for a new bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JJd2sc, Aug 8, 2003.


  1. JJd2sc

    JJd2sc

    Jul 31, 2003
    Marietta, Georgia
    I recently got a Warwick FNA Jazzman 5, and im not too satisfied with it. Im going to return it(had 30 days to try), and then Ill have ~2000 dollars to spend. Ive been calling around Atlanta, but both guitar centers arnt carrying anything id like. I was hoping for a nice high end bass like a zon or a ken smith, but no one down here sells them:( What are your suggestions for a bass in this price range? And im a little worried about buying something over ebay before hearing it, so I doubt id do that.
     
  2. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Check out foderas.
     
  3. JJd2sc

    JJd2sc

    Jul 31, 2003
    Marietta, Georgia
    A fodera for 2000?
     
  4. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    man i played a FNA jazzman 5 yesterday and totally loved it.
     
  5. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    whereabouts in GA are you?
    We're having a Bass Summit down here in Mobile, AL- Aug 23; there will be all kinds of high-end gear to try out.

    Pedulla, Zon, Conklin, F bass, Smith...

    and lots of handmade custom basses like JP, FBB, DP, Stambaugh, Marchlewski.

    come on down and try them out!

    Bass Summit IV
     
  6. JJd2sc

    JJd2sc

    Jul 31, 2003
    Marietta, Georgia
    Wow! That sounds too good to be true! Ill be sure to drive down and check that out. I live in Marietta, about 20 minutes from Atlanta, so its a long drive, but are there good prices on the instruments down there? Ive really been wanting to try/buy a Zon Sonus 5/2!
     
  7. You might want to check out the Warrior Gallery down there. Rodney is the guy, I believe.

    Bt
     
  8. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    well, there's not really that much of a variety available for puchase in this area, and I don't know that many of these at the summit will be for sale, but who knows- you might be able to talk somebody out of their bass.

    This is more for experiencing other gear, trying them out, seeing what's out there. Especially with the handmade indie-luthier stuff it's good for getting an idea of what they can do. I just host it as a little 'get-together,' it's all free, we just hang out and jam and try new stuff.
    Might be a few there for sale or trade, who knows...

    There should be a healthy atlanta contingent heading down, maybe a convoy/carpool is in order?

    I'll send you the directions if you like.
     
  9. JJd2sc

    JJd2sc

    Jul 31, 2003
    Marietta, Georgia
    Directions would be great :)
     
  10. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    HI!

    If you have 2K to spend, you can get alot of bass. A Fodera, no. I don't know if you want 4, 5, or 6 string. Any used Roscoe rocks, you'll be able to afford certain Ken Smiths', Zon's, Spector, Modulus, Lakland, a used Sadowsky or new Sad Tokyo. These are just a few suggestions. You need to elaborate on what you are looking for and what style you're comfortable playing. This would help with suggestions from the forum. Best of luck looking. With 2k to spend, you should have a blast finding a nice bass:D

    Rob
     
  11. JJd2sc

    JJd2sc

    Jul 31, 2003
    Marietta, Georgia
    I play mainly rock, some praise stuff, and some country stuff, so it needs to be a versitile bass. I was thinking about a modulus q5 today, and im gonna go try one out tomorrow. Can you really get a Ken Smith for 2K new?

    Edit : Just checked the Modulus site for a Q5, and they list for 3000:\ How much are they street usually?
     
  12. masaru

    masaru

    Aug 8, 2001
    Okinawa, Japan
  13. JJd2sc

    JJd2sc

    Jul 31, 2003
    Marietta, Georgia
    I just checked the prices at basscentral for modulus and zon and almost all were 3000+ :\ How are those to my liking? =[
     
  14. JJd2sc

    JJd2sc

    Jul 31, 2003
    Marietta, Georgia
    bump
     
  15. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    ebay :) hhehe.
     
  16. stroy05

    stroy05 Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Fodera Basses, Noble Amps, Aguilar Amps, JHAudio Inears
    I know where you can get one
     
  17. snailplow

    snailplow Leon Phelps Wanna Be


    Get a G&L L-2500.They produce a bunch of different kick*ss tones,and you won't have to spend 2 grand on it.You can use the extra cash on other musical toys and tools.
     
  18. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    Consider my Sadowsky Tokyo RJ5 :)
     
  19. I don't know what kind of bass you are looking for but in the fender style there is a lot of lakland stuff available in that price range.

    you could get a used Roscoe or F-bass in that price range. and with basses like those they are usually in "like new" condition. when people pay 3 grand for a bass they usually take awesome care of it, I know I would.