what would you do?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by the overlooked, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. the overlooked

    the overlooked Guest

    Jun 8, 2003
    1. buy a 150$ essex bass

    2. or buy a used kramer bass for 30$ (my cosuin is selling it to me) a 50$ cell phone, and lots of minutes?

    iknow most of you will be like 'kramers suck' or wahtever.. but hear me out.. all i will be using it for is practicing by myself, writing, and band practice. by the time we play shows.. next summer.. i will have a better bass.
  2. Benbass


    Jan 28, 2002
    If the Kramer is playable then go for it.
  3. Essex. They are really nice basses. Unless you have a big social life, I'd do without the phone.
  4. the overlooked

    the overlooked Guest

    Jun 8, 2003
    the thing is, i kind of do have a big social life. plus theres tons of tiems i would need the phone.. like when i need to call somewhere from a gig or call my bandmates to tell them im on my way to practice, call my parents, call people when someones on my home phone and i cant use it.. id really need it alot. and the kramer really isnt too bad. it plays nice, and feels and looks pretty good. and like i said, ill get an essex bass, or an even nicer bass next summer..

    i edited it
  5. Which bass lets you hold a knife more easily?
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Can we get a little more thorough proofreading here, please?

  7. lol

    but since you need the phone I guess just go with the kramer and the phone...
  8. the overlooked

    the overlooked Guest

    Jun 8, 2003
    no, its not one of the aluminum necked ones. its one of the cheap ones. but hey a bass is a bass
  9. mans0n


    Jun 15, 2002

    both sound like a waste of money

    a cell phone is surely not needed

    id save your money to buy something more usefull
  10. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Reviewer: Bass Player Magazine
    A bass is never just a bass, and you should be quite alright without a cell phone. The cell phone will end up costing a ton more in the long run; just use your quarters.
  11. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Post in a different forum - like basses or anywhere else than OT!!

    Or maybe another site!! ;)
  12. No way, Essex basses are really nice for the money.
  13. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Does the Kramer play okay? I had a friend that had a cheap old Kramer that I actually kind of liked. The Essex basses are playable (I own one)but they are nothing special. They get built up quite a bit here at TB. Remember that they are great basses for as for as cheap as they are, but they are still cheap basses. If you know for sure that you're upgrading within a year you'll probably get by fine with the Kramer.
  14. the overlooked

    the overlooked Guest

    Jun 8, 2003
    yeah the kramer feels and plays decently. im planning on just using my bday money for a better bass