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What is the best bass for around $1000

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ModulusMaster, Aug 6, 2002.


  1. Ive been working all summer to buy yet another bass to add to my collection. the doctor told me my G.A.S. was normal. What bass do you think is the best sound, value, etc.....for around $1000 give or take a few hundred bucks?
     
  2. BassMann2112

    BassMann2112

    Jun 21, 2002
    I love the tone and playability of the Kubicki bass. You can find a used one for around $600.00 to $900.00.
    Good Luck



    http://www.kubicki.com/
     
  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i'd say get a groove tools gt7 by conklin. that'll cure your gas and then some.
     
  4. If you're looking at keeping it at 4 or 5 strings, a G&L L-2000 or L-2500 should come in right around $1k new. Even then, you could find a used one for quite a bit less than that.
     
  5. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    A Sterling or Stingray offers great value in this price range, if it's your thang.
     
  6. Music Man Sting Ray, or the Lakland Skyline 44-01 or 55-01, which ever is your bag baby ;). The Laklands are only about $700. They are definitely good basses. Play one, you'll like it.
     
  7. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    warmoth ash j-bass body
    moses graphite neck
    j-retro
    ABM bridge
    Dimarzio ultra-jazz pups
     
  8. incubus2432

    incubus2432

    Mar 21, 2002
    Grafton, Ohio
    It's not a great bass if you want one bass to have a range of different characters.....BUT if you like the looks, tone and feel of a Rickenbacker it is an excellent choice for about $950.
     
  9. Absolutely. I bought a Stingray 4 last December and have to say that I am still overjoyed everytime I plug it in. Not as flashy as some other makes, but, their feel and tone are exactly what I like.

    Oh, if you like Fender, check out this special at M/F:http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7...8164639961/search/g=bass/detail/base_id/44518

    If I were looking for a bass right now I would jump on this. $799.00 is what regular MIA Precisions usually go for; this has the J pickup by the bridge and the case is included, AND you get free shipping. Good night nurse! This is a super deal.

    Good luck with whatever you get.
    Mike J.
     
  10. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    For a grand you can have a few options:

    A few of them are:

    Fender MIA Dlx Jazz or Precision
    Peavey Cirrus
    Conklin Groove Tools
    Ibanez BTB
    Used Ernie Ball MM Stingray
    Spector
    Carvin



    By the way, the best one is the one that sounds and plays best to you
     
  11. Dean Edge Improv (neck through, EMG active pickups and tone contols, figured maple top). Around $850
    www.deanguitars.com

    Brian Moore i4 bass (neck through, "designed by Lane Poor" active pickups and tone controls, figured maple top).
    Around $800 www.bmcguitars.com

    Godin BG-4 bass (bolt-on, Bassline active pickups and tone contols, figured maple top).
    Aound $850
    www.lasido.com
     
  12. Skavenger

    Skavenger

    May 26, 2002
    Sweden
    Stupid question...But what does G.A.S. mean?
     
  13. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND


    Gear
    Acquisition
    Syndrome
    :)
     
  14. tim4003

    tim4003

    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    My personal choice: RICKENBACKER!
     
  15. Skavenger

    Skavenger

    May 26, 2002
    Sweden
    Ok, thanks! :D
     
  16. You can get one of these babies for around 7-800 used. I have seen a few over at the dudepit for sale.

    They are an excellent bass, made well, sound great, light, perfectly balanced, great neck profile.

    You don't see them everyday but worth looking for one IMO.

    But, as was said before, the best bass is what sounds good to you, what feels comfortable to you, etc. I have 3 Pedullas, 2 Fenders, A Rick,a Guild, etc and they all are great for what they do (sound etc). So, play as many as u can and then decide (it's kinda like dating)
     
  17. Jeff Haley

    Jeff Haley

    May 17, 2001
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Fender Roscoe Beck 5 is a great bass for the money. The tone is terrific and the bass plays really well especially if you like a wide neck. If not try a Musicman Stingray 5.
     
  18. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I'll agree with the Rapture J2 recommendation, particularly the 5 string model. I love mine, and it's got a great low B string.
     
  19. LA

    LA

    Oct 17, 2001
    Michigan
    The discontinued MTD Grendel.