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Which bass should I get next?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by xlows, Nov 5, 2006.


Which bass should I get next?

Poll closed Aug 1, 2009.
  1. Gibson SG Reissue

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  2. Rickenbacker 4001/4003

    21 vote(s)
    18.6%
  3. Fender Jaguar

    19 vote(s)
    16.8%
  4. Fender US Jazz/Precision

    44 vote(s)
    38.9%
  5. Used/Vintage _____

    15 vote(s)
    13.3%
  6. Other

    12 vote(s)
    10.6%
  1. xlows

    xlows

    Oct 21, 2006
    Minnesota
    I'm getting a new bass and am seeking the advice of all you lovely people. I'm playing mostly rock, jazz & funk and the budget is around $1000.
     
  2. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger

    Sep 22, 2005
    E
    B
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    M
     
  3. xlows

    xlows

    Oct 21, 2006
    Minnesota
    heheheh that's my current axe
     
  4. GM60466

    GM60466

    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    Epiphone - Jack Casady


    GM
     
  5. What other basses do you already have?
     
  6. Volk

    Volk

    Dec 18, 2005
    South Jersey
    Rick is a bit over 1000, but I'd say it's the best out of the lot, if it were me I'd stick with the Stingray though
     
  7. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    I'd definitely look at the MIA Fenders and also scope around here for a good deal on an older Fender, if you can come across one...in that price range for a vintage fender you're probably looking at something with a fair amount of abuse or some aftermarket modding, none of which would be a problem if you're looking for a player bass not a collector bass.
     
  8. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I voted Rickenbacker, but if you can lay your hands on a cheap used Kubicki...
     
  9. Check out a Warwick, Yamaha and Spector. If you've got an MM and you get a Precision, you may find the tones and playablity are very similar. Depending on your rig, you may get some real variety from a Warwick.
     
  10. fullrangebass

    fullrangebass

    May 7, 2005
    Europe
    Voice of wisdom. I back it up.
     
  11. i voted rick but didnt read what you play. keep your ray
     
  12. Why do you want a change?
     
  13. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    i voted fender jazz, because it's the most versatile of the bunch you've got up there.
    next would probably be a rick.
     
  14. Ace Of Bass

    Ace Of Bass A Rooster Illusion

    Jun 27, 2006
    DC
    Rock, jazz & funk? Can't lose with a Fender P
     
  15. mobax

    mobax

    Dec 31, 2002
    New Baltimore, MI
    Since you have a MM, I would say MIA Jazz.
     
  16. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Lakewood, OH
    fender jazz or precision or musicman stingray.
     
  17. steve4765630

    steve4765630

    Feb 27, 2006
    Get a used Pedulla Rapture with JJ or PJ pickups. You can get them for about $800 - $1200 and they are amazing! Like a jazz, but much better in terms of tone and playablility. Plus, hand made from start to finish:)
     
  18. Stan_da_man

    Stan_da_man

    Aug 29, 2006
    UK
    Ibby SR905.
     
  19. tadawson

    tadawson

    Aug 24, 2005
    Lewisville, TX
    +1
     
  20. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Ric!!!
     

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