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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fozzy, May 13, 2004.
Wanted! Very cheap 6 stringer ... Any recomendations??
Cheaper = better for my tight budget ..
I played a Peavy Grind sixer the other week at the local music store for about 45 mins or so and it sounded fairly good. The neck felt comfortable and smooth and the B string had good tension. List on it was 599 so I'm guessing street would be 400-450ish? Ebay might hold an even better bargain for one of these. I'm not terribly familar with six stringers so others might have better suggestions.
Well, this is certainly no recommendation but this is the cheapest one I know about:
IIRC some TB´er has one, I´m not sure. I have no experience with these, but H. Benton isn´t exactly a highly regarded brand... It could be decent or it could be a lemon.
US eBay is obviously not an option for you, but how about www.ebay.de ?
Or then you could just keep on saving and aim for that custom AV
Once again I'm thinking Rondomusic.com and the brice 6 stringers.
211 euros .... that's good for me .. thanks..
I've seen a New Brice for under $300, Also seen Alverez for $200 new. Look at Ebay for some cheap deals.
Brice HXB406 Natural. My first sixer, and I am completely obsessed witht the thing. It sounds and plays great, and for $279 + shipping, you just can't beat it Check them all out at www.rondomusic.com
Has anyone here played a Mr. Potato(e)?
I've heard a little about them, but I'm wondering if anyone actually has experience with them?
There was a thread about them ages ago. I'm interested in them also which is why I bought them up again
I´m sure the Brices are great, but unortunately the shipping costs, customs etc. could very well double the price. That is, if Rondo ships to Europe in the first place, let alone eBay...
However, one European alternative springs to my mind: www.mayones.com They are made in Poland, so perhaps you could make a trip to their factory?
Washburn has a XL6 or X6 something like that. It's not a bad bass. I got mine used for $150.00 (US).
I second this.
I have a Peavey Grind NTB 6 that gets a lot of my playing time. It's a great bass, and I got it for under $400.
I did a review on here a while ago, search my posts or search for "Peavey Grind" if you need more info.
In Europe you may be able to find a Dean Edge bass. They are very nice and can be had for relatively low prices.
Mayones basses aren't really that cheap! The Mayones' cost like 1700£ with shipping etc...
I am not sure if I would buy a bass for very cheap - with a sixer, there are more things you can go wrong with, for example higher tension -> the nick might warp, deform, crack or just feel uncomfortable; the body may have balance issues, or just be not rounded, therefore uncomfortable, or very heavy. Also, expect cheap components for the bridge; the tension might rip the bridge out, as well.
Do what I did - I saved up for over 9 months, and got a Corvette 6. Even if you dont buy a bass that expensive, buying quality gear is much more important than making it cheap.
Just my $0.02