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whats your pick for overall best bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassistGod, Aug 22, 2002.


  1. G&L SB-2

    6 vote(s)
    5.4%
  2. Lakland Skyline 55-01

    10 vote(s)
    9.0%
  3. Warwick Corvette

    6 vote(s)
    5.4%
  4. Peavey Cirrus

    21 vote(s)
    18.9%
  5. Peavey Millenium

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  6. USA Fender P bass

    21 vote(s)
    18.9%
  7. USA Fender Jazz

    28 vote(s)
    25.2%
  8. g&l 2500

    16 vote(s)
    14.4%
  9. conklin groovetools gt5

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  1. So which bass would you choose if you had these choices and limited funds..cough, cough... like me?

    I'm looking at buying a new bass, and just when I think I've narrowed one down, I suddenly want a different one. Sort of like what happens with girlfriends.

    By the way if you want to ramble about why you chose the one you did, especially if you own it, feel free to ramble on about it. I soak up bass reviews like a sponge.:D
     
  2. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    G&L basses are great, and their pickups destroy Fender's on low end.

    Besides, the two pickups in that baby gove you a ton of versatililty.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  3. Well, I want to say the Peavey Cirrus because it sounds so darn good, but the Fender's are classic and you can't deny their overall usefulness in many situations. The Lakland is great, too, but I think I'm gonna go with the Cirrus cause of it's versatility.

    If you're willing to spend that much on a bass, though, you should keep checkin' around for others. Ever try a Spector? You should.
     
  4. Yeah I've tried them, but they sound anything but classic to me, and I'm not to keen on their appearance either......but then again my preferences seem to change with the wind lately.
     
  5. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny

    Mar 14, 2002
    The Signpost Up Ahead.
    El-Rick-von-berg-man-stein-feld.
     
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Cirrus' don't really sound like a classic either. But that is my choice. It is the most versatile, and IMHO the best, in your poll. I own a 6 and it is killer.
     
  7. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland

    You didn't mention anything about 'classic' sounds in your post!!! Oh, and if the Spector doesn't sound classic - how can the Warwick be on your list???:confused:

    If classic is high on your list (rather than best overall bass) get a Fender P-bass!
     
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well - you have left out a whole lot of great basses - where are Ken Smith, Alembic, Tobias/ MTD, Fodera, Sadowsky - many people would say that for "classic" - Sadowsky is the only choice! But you have loads to explore yet! ;)
     
  9. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Voted for Fender Jazz. I would have liked to see a Sadowsky there though.
     
  10. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    what's your price range? i added a couple to the poll that i felt were missing and required. what do you think about ricks? one of them should be up there too.
     
  11. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    I voted for the G&L SB-2.. I think those are great basses... However.....

    If you want to go used... you could get many great basses... just a suggestion
     
  12. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Limited funds.. cough cough was mentioned.

    Everything listed is fine, depending on what "you" want. My answer to the question would probably be the 55-01.
     
  13. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I just re-read and didn't realise he was talking about the Skyline - the normal Laklands are more expensive than Sadowskys over here!
     
  14. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Maybe I should send my 55-94 to you, Bruce;)
     
  15. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well I'm sure I could sell it for you in Britain at a huge profit!;)
     
  16. rickreyn

    rickreyn

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    Of those you mentioned, Cirrus would be my choice.
     
  17. LA

    LA

    Oct 17, 2001
    Michigan
    The Peavey Cirrus, then the MIA Fender Jazz.
     
  18. Used is definitely a better option for me because of the limited funds and the more bang for the buck. Might as well take this opportunity. By the way if any of you fine gentlemen own one of these basses and is thinking of selling it, give me a shout. I'd rather buy one from a fellow talkbasser than through ebay.
     
  19. I would have to say Cirrus -- I have a passion that borders on the obscene for my Cirrus V -- they're gonna be burying that honey with me when I go I think :)