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What bass has the worst price to value ratio?(way overpriced)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Triclops, Nov 17, 2006.


  1. Triclops

    Triclops Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
    I am curious to see what shows up...I have my picks,thats for sure.
     
  2. lefty007

    lefty007

    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Alembics come to mind. . . they can be works of art and many may argue that they take long hours and skilled craftmanship to make, but in terms of sound, and resale value, there are many basses that sound a lot better, feel better, are better designed ergonomically, and cost thousands less.

    Let the battle begin.
     
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I would say Alembic, Fodera, and Ritter simply because they are all $5000+ instruments that largely cost that much because of aesthetic reasons, not actual improvements in sound and playability. The flip side is that it appears that all three of those brands have incredible resale value, which is something that most "great value basses" like G&L or Peavey do not have.
     
  4. Alembic !
     
  5. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    IMHO...

    I think the crap that Fender is spewing out..

    the reissues.. the sigs ...the relics the custom shop stuff and the 500 other versions of basses is way too much $$$ for the instrument you get in return...
    I see no value in these instruments..
    just Fenders mass marketing power at work...

    they look great but the prices are insane.... bad resale too
     
  6. lefty007

    lefty007

    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Oh! and how about Ken Bebensee? That one probably takes the crown.
     
  7. Triclops

    Triclops Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
    When I was at Ed Roman in Las Vegas in 04, I was afraid to even walk near the Alembics, let alone TOUCH em!:smug:
     
  8. mobax

    mobax

    Dec 31, 2002
    New Baltimore, MI
    Seven posts and not one mention of Sadowsky. :D
     
  9. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    8 posts and no mention of gibson :D
     
  10. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    LOL. Big price + no bass = pretty horrible ratio.

    The Hofner beatle bass has never done anything for me, and it ain't cheap.
     
  11. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    In the boutique market, I don't think Sadowsky is overpriced. I've never heard of a NYC Sadowsky running more than $4,000, or slightly more than 3X the price of a deluxe MIA Fender five string. The Metros are only hundreds more than the most expensive MIA Deluxe Fenders.
     
  12. Ok, I'll step up to the plate.

    Sadowsky.

    Ritter
    Alembic
     
  13. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Is 3250 too much to pay for some wood and some circuit boards and strings ??

    I have to come to Sadowskys defense...

    his basses are slightly high but he also does a tremendous amount of R & D,
    has a staff to pay..
    rent and
    materials which are all top notch...

    The last time I checked there was a 6 month wait
     
  14. vision

    vision It's all about the groove!

    Feb 25, 2005
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Endorsing Artist: MTD Basses, La Bella Strings, and 64 Audio IEMs
    The current Arkansas-built Tobias basses. Some have reported that Gibson has improved these lately, but the 4 or 5 that I have played were definitely the worst price/value ratio basses I've ever seen.
     
  15. Lightwave :rollno: They must have the all time worst resale value :meh:
     
  16. lefty007

    lefty007

    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Obviously mobax was kidding and posted his remark on purpose because the issue of Sadowskys being overpriced has been discussed to death. . .

    I think Sadowskys are worth every penny, but on the other hand, I sold mine and bought a Fender, a Musicman, and put $500 in the bank. :smug:
     
  17. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    +1!!! These are terrible basses with horrible fretwork. I can imagine Mike Tobias wishes his name were not on those basses.:rollno:
     
  18. mobax

    mobax

    Dec 31, 2002
    New Baltimore, MI
    I wouldn't disagree with you. My post was inspired by the many "Sadowsky is overpriced" comments I've seen on this forum. :cool:
     
  19. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    I see your point, however, I wasn't trying to argue with you, I was making a point.:)
     
  20. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    NY

    Agreed. Gibson should just do the right thing and stop using his name...
     

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