What's your pleasure: Basses 500-600 bucks

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by zillo, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. zillo


    Jun 5, 2003
    I get a bunch of catalogues from the various mail order music companies, and have a pretty good music shop locally. What I see is about a 1000 varieties of pretty nice looking basses in the roughly $500 - $600 price range..nice fenders, schechters, ibanez etc etc.

    So, here is the scenario...you have absolute zero $$ in gear bucks, along comes a stranger who drops 600 bucks in your hand with one caveat...it pays for a brand new four string electric bass.

    What would you spend the miracle gear bucks on and why?
  2. Hmm, geddy lee sig? That one costs just a bit more than $600, but could always rob a grannie or something to make up the difference:ninja:

    Barring that, perhaps a fender mim deluxe jazz or Ibanez BTB400 would be good. Of course, all of these are just my personal opinions and should be noted as such.:D
  3. Some type of Fender P bass. P's are all i play anyway. I like P's :D
  4. A Nice Warwick Rockbass corvette or vampyre
    there around 550
  5. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    A lakland skyline or an mtd heir or kingston (maybe throw a preamp in one)?
  6. jondog


    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    MM SUB looks good in that range, but I haven't tried one.

    Is this stranger sure I don't have to buy a 5 string? :D
  7. Get a gently used Reverend Rumblefish, or save up another $100 and get a new one. You will not regret it.
  8. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Ibanez SR400 with EMG pickups. Should total just under $600 after the upgrade. Then add some strap locks and a nice leather strap :)
  9. SUB. I love SRs, so get what you can.
  10. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Mexi Fenders
    Used Japanese Fenders
    Carvins and Peaveys.

    Oh, and used US Charvels, Jacksons and Kramers.
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I would check out the Cort Elrick, and the G&L L2500 Tribute. Or a used Cirrus.
  12. I just recently played some of the Schecter Diamond Series basses. I was very impressed, so I advise to check out some of those. Oh and of course the MTD Kingston/Heir. I loooove those basses.
  13. kap'n kro

    kap'n kro

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    Here! Here! for a Soundgear 4-hundred something with EMGs... (my plan exactly, I just need a few more pennies for the pups...hmm)
  14. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    My current SR400 is my first bass and the only one I've hung onto over the years. Still has plenty of growl so no EMG's for this one! Maybe I'll buy another and drop in a pair.
  15. BoiNtC


    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    I'm thinking, Marcus Miller sig used, then upgrade with U-Retro? Might be a hundred or so over.