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Unique cheap basses similar to 60's japanese copies

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by WilliamSandoval, Aug 8, 2012.


  1. I have $200, and I kinda want a new bass. I don't want to just buy a Squier or something. I want something unique. Like a Peavey T-40 or something similar. In the 60's and 70's, japanese companies copied Fender, but their basses were unique but also really cheap. I want something like that. Any ideas?
     
  2. George Mann

    George Mann Banned

    May 27, 2012
    Colorado
    I have owned and tinkered with nearly all of the vintage Asian basses. They stopped making these unique instruments about 25 years ago.

    Sorry, but $200 won't buy you much.
     
  3. I'll probably spend more than 200, but since I have 200 right now burning a hole in my pocket, might as well see if there's a bass out there that's that cheap, you know?
     
  4. George Mann

    George Mann Banned

    May 27, 2012
    Colorado
    The Dean Hillsboro series is said to be pretty good. Rondo has a few that are good as well.

    The other offerings tend to be too hit-or-miss.
     
  5. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Teisco, Greco, kawai, or Aria. You can also search
    eBay under vintage matsumoku; a few things may come up but may not be that cheap. Maybe leave out matsumoku. Just search variations of old/Japan/MIJ.
     
  6. I actually think I'm gonna go with an Epiphone EB3. Thanks anyway though!
     
  7. teesquared

    teesquared

    Jul 15, 2010
    I have an 80's Aria Pro RSB-600 in decent condition.
    Its in Japan so postage might be an issue for you.
    If interested pm me and I will send some pix.

    Regards - Tee.
     

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