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VOTE: WHICH BASS FOR VALUE?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BOOG, Jan 15, 2018.


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WHICH BASS FOR VALUE?

Poll closed Feb 12, 2018.
  1. G&L TRIBUTE L 2000 (new)

    8.0%
  2. G&L L 2000 (used)

    56.8%
  3. SCHECTER MODEL T (new)

    8.5%
  4. SCHECTER STILETTO STUDIO (new)

    6.6%
  5. ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN STERLING HH (used)

    28.6%
  6. S.U.B. STINGRAY4 (new)

    4.7%
  7. STERLING RAY34 (new)

    6.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. BOOG

    BOOG Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2016
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Specifically, for the combination of electronics quality, craftsmanship of the instrument, feel/balance of the instrument and finally of overall value to the dollar which of the following bass would you choose?

    Disregarding tonal specifics (honky vs. muddy etc...) for this survey.

    Feel free to elaborate any thoughts or ideas of why. Thank you for your participation!

    NEW TRIBUTE
    TI_L20_120R21M00-1200.

    USED MIA: IN THE SAME PRICE RANGE
    L2000_RYLPUR_MP_LTSN-1200.

    NEW
    SESSION%20MODEL-T%204%20ANS%20TILT.

    NEW
    STILETTO%20STUDIO%204%20STBLK%20TILT.

    USED: HH MODEL (only H model pic available)
    instrument-44.

    NEW
    f94348_cdf8df91d016490bb223d34bb937d674~mv2.

    NEW
    f94348_20fde6851a7f49bda71736f2c19b5417~mv2.
     
  2. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    If you're talking that purple L2000, why even ask?
    Jump on it!
     
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  3. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Cali Intergalctic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
    What type of music?

    Prolly the PJ.

    That's what I would get.
     
  4. Between the ones mentioned, I'd go with the Stiletto because it's got 3-band active electronics, and the neck is nowhere as large as a G&L.
     
  5. BOOG

    BOOG Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2016
    Cleveland, Ohio
    @jd56hawk It's just a stock pic.

    @Stumbo That's the point. Not about the sound of any one ax. Specifically, the quality and reliability of comparable prices (not including S.U.B. as it's much less, I know. but, it may still be of fine quality?)
     
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  6. BOOG

    BOOG Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2016
    Cleveland, Ohio
    The PJ is what I've been GASing for for well over a year but, I decided my MIJ Aerodyne is enough for this configuration.
     
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  7. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    I voted the MIA G&L

    The L-2000 has a huge range of different tones available. The workmanship and build quality are impeccable. And they’re a joy to own and play. (And they come in freekin’ purple! How cool is that?)

    The G&L Tributes, while also excellent basses, tend to be on the heavy side from my experiences with them. The MIA version doesn’t seem to share that problem.

    One thing to be aware of. Most times the going resale prices for G&L are on the low side. There’s absolutely no good reason for that other than they’re just not super popular despite the excellent reputation they have, and the respect they receive. They just never caught on as much as their older cousins did for some reason. And their resale prices reflect that. So if you change basses frequently, that’s something to consider.
     
  8. BOOG

    BOOG Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2016
    Cleveland, Ohio
    @40Hz I don't change them or resell. I research and get what I want for what I want. Besides the reasons you stated, I gotta believe that bridge design is IMPECCABLE. (imo)

    Thanks for your insight, experiences and response :)
     
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  9. TDR1138

    TDR1138

    Apr 11, 2007
    Section 204
    ...which is why I voted used US G&L. Not unheardof to find them less than a new Tribute. And they’re wonderful basses.
     
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  10. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Do you have a particular USA-made L2000 in mind?
    Believe me, even the Tribute is worth it, but the right USA L2000 in the right color can't be beat.
    As for the weight, mine is 7.3 lbs and the neck isn't quite as wide as my old Tribute.
    IBought the Tribute brand new for $550, though, but when I found my new L2000, even though it cost 3 times at much, I sold it, and someone bought it the day Sam Ash hung it on the wall, so we both got lucky.
     
  11. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    It’s funny. I don’t own one. But I’ve played them for gigs and done some recording with them. And every time I do I keep wondering why I haven gotten one for myself yet. Same thing happens everytime I see or try one in a store or spot one in the classifieds here. I’ve got friends that swear by G&L including my guitarist SO. She loves hers

    So I guess I’m the embodiment of what happens to G&L. I’m constantly flirting with them, but never quite committing. Yet I know I want one.

    Weird.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2018
  12. BOOG

    BOOG Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2016
    Cleveland, Ohio
    I have my have my eye on honey or amber burst with maple neck for 850
     
  13. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Both my G&Ls have maple fretboards!
     
  14. BOOG

    BOOG Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2016
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Yea there’s something about them. My p and aerodyne both have rosewood and I want the option of maple with active zing
     
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  15. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I might want to try a G&L with an ebony fretboard next…but I'm still paying for my L2000.
     
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  16. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    +1 to all of this, saved me the time and effort of typing :thumbsup:
     
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  17. BOOG

    BOOG Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2016
    Cleveland, Ohio
    I’m surprised there aren’t more votes and perspectives coming up on this thread.
    I’m curious if any of these choices have electronic issues/failings
     
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  18. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    I like the Stiletto Studio... because it's... svelte. I just svelte it's the one I would pick from your list...
     
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  19. BOOG

    BOOG Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2016
    Cleveland, Ohio
    She is SEXY, ain’t she?!?!
     
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  20. Wfrance3

    Wfrance3 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2014
    Tulsa, OK
    PJs have always been my goto for all around versatile bass. Huge Schecter fan. Am trying to wave the banner for not just for metal and hard rock anymore... I’ve owned 2. Still have one and a half.
     
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