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What shall I buy??!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mulligan77, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Mulligan77


    Jun 25, 2008
    ok, so I got a $1000 at my disposal.
    I got a cheap slammer hammer bass, and I was looking to buy a new one.

    I want a bass thats meant for slapping, or one thats very good for slapping, and like I said for around $1000

    Theres probably many answers, but really, I have no clue what to get. Any suggestions?
  2. gmstudio99


    Mar 11, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    08 MIA Jazz
  3. check out the lakland 44-02 very versitile bass breat slap sound check it out
  4. Get ready for a ton of suggestions, maybe you should try to narrow your preferences.
    What Kind of tone are you after? 4 strings or more? all of these points are important so people have a better basis to suggest.
    I suggest
    Fender Jazz
    Musicman Stingray
    Those two are the most versatile basses I've ever heard.
  5. Mulligan77


    Jun 25, 2008
    ok ok, well, im looking for a 4 string..

    and im not looking for that punchy sound

    I want more of a rubbery sound, like the musicman stingray, and fender jazz... so, maybe a fender jazz i think there a little lighter on the wallet, no?
    but please keep in mind i only have $1000 to spend.
  6. Look around for a Spector Euro Lx, Ive got one and the slap tone is amazing. You might have to find a used one. Personally I only like the 5 string version of the Musicman otherwise I would go with a Fender Jazz for the 4 string, but it sounds like the Spector is more to your liking. Also, keep in mind that your Amp/cab will have a big effect on your tone.
  7. Mulligan77


    Jun 25, 2008
    thats another thing, my amp sux.

    should I get a new amp first or go for the bass?
  8. Foremost a new amp to purchasing a 2008 Fender MIA Jazz. If you want to save some cash search for a N-series Fender Jazz, ex. QA during that period a great degree of sustain from those early American Standard basses IMO.
  9. twistdpair

    twistdpair Endorsing Artist: Enzyte Male Enhancement Products

    Aug 28, 2007
    Go to the music store and find a couple you really like. Then find them here, ebay, etc.

    I would split up the $$$ for amp and bass. You can get a lot of bass for $500 if you look around. I just sold an early 5-string Tobias Growler with Bartolini quad-coil and dual Bart preamps for about that amount on this very forum. And it was a slap MONSTER.

    As for amp, same applies. Be frugal and patient and you can score something decent for $500.

    And...unless you just won Powerball, I wouldn't recommend buying new.
  10. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    +1 on the StingRay, though you won't be able to get a new one for $1,000. But there are plenty of used ones available on TB and eBay.