Which To Get? Alvarez OR De Armond plus 1 more question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BaSsDuDe230, Sep 17, 2001.

  1. Ok...I was lookin on some sites...I Found an Alvarez AEB5 5String for 200$ Or a De Armond Pilot Pro For 169$...which one is better quality? which one is best bang for the buck =) and ive never heard of alvarez...they good? thankz in advance...BTW I was wondering if there is a sublime bass tab book for self titled...if so where can i get it? ty =)
  2. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Having no experience with the Alvarez, I'd say... Best bang for the buck: Dearmond. That was a $400-$500 instrument just a couple of months ago, and $169 are blow-out prices. The only Alaverz I know of are acoustic guitars, and it sounds as if that bass may be an acoustic/electric (hence the AEB5 designation)). Is that what you want? The Dearmond is a solid body.
  3. the one i want is on MF, it a reg electric active (or what ever the battery one is =)) .. i would prefer i think a 5 string but if itz a good enuff deal ill get 4 =)
  4. I played an Alvarez 6 string and the B string was so floppy I just couldn't play it.
  5. is it the same for 5 string?
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

  7. ok...ive talked to several people and ima get de armond because 169 from 400 is a nice deal =) ill go check it out at my local music shop on wednesday...thanks all for help...i could of wasted 200 bux =)
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    You'll be much happier in the long run with the DeArmond, and at that price they are a steal. Better than the Alvarez too, IMHO.
  9. Toneman


    Jun 6, 2001
    Long Island
    definately the DeArmond. They were made by Guid before Fender took them over. I own a pilot plus 5 and highly recomend it. Best bang for the buck!!Godd Luck
  10. slick519


    Aug 11, 2001
    Salem, Or
    a couple of weeks ago, you guys helped me get my firs bass, the de armond pilot plus 4. ive got nothing but smiles out of this one, and at 169, they're a steal, a real good one, too:)
  11. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Definitely the DeArmond. I got the Pro V, and I couldn't be happier. It's a high quality bass at a damn good price. Let us know what you choose!
  12. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    DeArmond would be my choice. But I'm not you, so don't even listen to me, listen to the bass. I think you'd be happier saving up a bit longer for something on a higher level.
  13. You can't go wrong for <b>$169!!!!</b>