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What was the first year you spent over $3000 USD for a bass ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Sep 10, 2008.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    What was the first year you spent over $3000 USD for a bass ? Mine was 2005 with an NYC Sadowsky standard 5 string.
  2. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
  3. krovx

    krovx Thump or Bust Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2003
    Michigan, USA
    I have never and probably will never spend over 1500.00 for an instrument. Haven't played one that made the case for the value. Maybe that could change, but I doubt it. In 2004 I bought a Gibson SG and a half stack that totaled near 3,000.00 :)
  4. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    I never have.

  5. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    my first conklin was built for me in '93. just over 3 grand then.
  6. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    never have, don't know what that feels like

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Howdy Don

    Its kind of like the "yeah I am the man" after an intense expirence of an adult nature whille feeling like a dirty worm at the same time. ;)
  8. fcoda


    Jan 23, 2002
    Haven't done it yet - going to Brooklyn /Sadowsky next week - so probably next week.
  9. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    I've never spent more than $1,800 for a bass.
  10. bassie12


    Aug 23, 2008
    2008. 1959 p-bass :cool:
  11. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I kind of know. I spent $2,250 in 1995 for a bolt-on Ken Smith Six. I'm sure that bass would be around $3,300 now. At the time, it was no big deal. I was single and had no one one to worry about but myself.:cool:
  12. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I suppose since I haven't I shouldn't respond to this thread. That said...

    Never have. Never will. Can't justify it. I personally don't think theres much of a difference other than pretty stuff after about $2,000.
  13. I believe 1997 for an MTD.
  14. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    2007--Langcaster bass
  15. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    lol, you have such a way with words. thanks for that :)
  16. voodoobassist

    voodoobassist Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2008
    Tulsa , OK
    Never spent 3k on a bass,.. the most was $1975, and that being said, I've owned 3 Alembics, several Modulii and a Ritter. The Modulus and Ritter are still in the family. Wow! Suddenly I feel frugal !!!! :bag::rollno:
  17. For a CT in 2006.....:bassist:
  18. never and probably wont
    i have spent close to $300 though :p
  19. 2005 with my first uber custom Rob Allen.
  20. K-Funk


    Sep 24, 2007
    Auburn Hills, MI
    The most I've spent on a bass so far is $1,700 for my '97 Warwick Thumb bolt-on, which I bought this summer. Sometime in the next few years, I'd love to save up and buy a custom-shop Warwick or a vintage 'Wick, which I'm sure are well over $3,000.....

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