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what bass do you think is the best one under $1000

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FiveStringsNme, Jun 28, 2003.


  1. I was wondering what brand new unused bass you guys would consider one of the best basses under $1000. I do not intend on buying one right now, but I just thought it'd be interesting. Thanks ahead of time for the info!
     
  2. geezer316

    geezer316

    Jan 26, 2003
    NEW HAVEN ,CT
    when your ready drop us a line...:D we will be here waiting for you with bells on.;)
     
  3. G&L L2000 4-string or L2500 5-string. I have an L2000 and it rules, tone out the wazzoo and it plays great. Bass North West is the biggest retailer of them and you can get a new one in the $900's
     
  4. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Peavey Cirrus, Music Man Sterling (used) and a Fender Jazz.
     
  5. tim4003

    tim4003

    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    Rickenbacker
     
  6. Musicman SUB
     
  7. floydman

    floydman Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2002
    southeast CT
    Although I haven't gotten a chance to play one, the czech made Spector rebop bolt ons seem like great basses for under $1000.
     
  8. lmao, first thing I said was new and unused bass and someone says used Sterling.....eh....Great bass but not under 1000 when new (unless its employee discount and stuff)...

    I was actually really impressed with the ESP LTD C-305....it sounds so rich, nice 35 inch scale, great neck, and it's like 560 new.
     
  9. Lenko

    Lenko

    May 3, 2003
    Slovenia
    Fodera.;)
     
  10. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Fender Precision.
     
  11. Basso Profoundo

    Basso Profoundo Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Indiana
    emmm hmmm
     
  12. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    Conklin Groove Tools- take your pick: 4, 5, or 7.
     
  13. Fender MIJ or an entry MIA.
     
  14. Fender MIJ's........mmmmm the Geddy Lee is so amazing, too!
     
  15. Spam2mapS

    Spam2mapS

    Jun 26, 2002
    Ann Arbor, MI
    I'll second the Czech Spectors, or if you want to get something that's a little bit cheaper, I'll also second the Conklin groove tools :D Very nice feel and tone on those for the price
     
  16. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I can't believe nobody has put in the MTD Kingston, or Heir, or the Lakland 55-01. All of those are great basses to be had for cheap(ish).
     
  17. Joshuadriller

    Joshuadriller

    Apr 30, 2011
    Kansas City
    I kinda want to dig up this thread. what do you guys think is the best bass under $1000? The last post date on this was in 2003, what's your opinion now?
     
  18. darkstorm

    darkstorm

    Oct 13, 2009
    Lots to be had at that price point. Id prob pick the BC Rich neckthru paulo warlock with spalted maple top and emg's for the just below $1,000 new. Internet store prices, not list. Lol.
     
  19. Tupac

    Tupac

    May 5, 2011
    Geddy Lee jazz is my fav.