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What is the deal with Lotus basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by blakwatch, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. blakwatch


    Oct 13, 2004
    New Brunswick
    So, I have a buddy who is selling a Lotus bass and asked me how much he should get for it. At first I said "Lotus? Never heard of them, must be a no-name brand." Then I saw it and played it a bit. I was impressed! Plays really nice, seems to be built well, it has a nice matchbook look to it. It seems to have pretty good hardware on it. So I'm stuck now. Does anyone know anything about these basses? I think its worth more than your average chinese knock-off, but I'm not sure... Help?
  2. well that was my first bass.

    it was a LOTUS 4 string bass, and I think i bought it new at 189.00.

    It is heavy, but does not sound that bad at all. I just recently sold it to my brothers friend for 80 bucks. But it was definately a cool first bass.
  3. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    A buddy of mine had one in high school. It didn't sound too bad, but it played like crap. I am sure it was nothing but a setup issue, but no one ever took the time to get it done.