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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rhty89, Jan 1, 2005.
What is the best bass in the $500-$750 price range, and why?
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Open-ended questions are essentially unanswerable. What kind of music do you play? What bassists are you influenced by and would like to be able to emulate?
There are a LOT of great basses in that price range. Which one is "best" is impossible to answer. Which one would be a good choice for your needs is answerable, if we know more about your needs.
I'd go used in that price range. You can get a MIA P or J for approx $500 and have some change left over. If you like active basses better, you could score a Stingray used for the upper end of that price range. Also, you could likely nab a used Cirrus for that price (great basses!). If you want new, that'll limit your options, but you could get a Lakland Skyline for that price...
I've got a mint Fender Geddy Lee for sale ... $550 + shipping. These are great basses as you can find among the many threads on this forum.
Hard the answer it is, little grasshopper.
G&L Tributes are spankin' good instruments in that price range. The Geddy Lee jazz bass is swank too -- especially after tossing on a nice red pearl pickguard, ne?
If you want to buy new in that price range, Geddy Lee Jazz.
Are Made in Japan Fenders any good?
Are they better than the MIA ones you're talking about? What would be a typical price for one?
Yeah they are good. I consider them to be just as good as MIA, except more consistant. Usually the only thing that feels cheaper about them is the hardware at times.
Big +1 here. Plus, the hardware on the Geddy is only halfway MIJ -- the bridge is a Leo Quann Badass II!