Who has never owned a bass that cost more than $800?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by citizenchris099, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. I ask mostly because $800 is my spending limit (without some serious grief from my wife that is)
    Also it seems a lot of the discussions here are on (what I consider to be ) rather expensive instruments.
  2. skwee


    Apr 2, 2010
    Highest I've ever gone on an instrument is $599.
  3. “You can play a shoestring if you're sincere” - John Coltraine.
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  4. hufe


    Mar 21, 2011
    Tijuana, Mexico
    Exactly $800 is the most I've paid for a bass, and it's almost double what my previous highest costing instrument was. It was also about 200 dollars more that I anticipated paying, but I just felt in love with the bass I bought and I am quite happy with the purchase.
    Would I go for something over that? I doubt it.
  5. DustyBassplayer


    Mar 27, 2012
    used is the best way to go
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  6. JoeyZ


    May 9, 2005
    The most I've ever paid for a bass was $250.
  7. Catbuster


    Aug 25, 2010
    Louisville, KY.
  8. apkbass


    Feb 26, 2012
    Yeah I know what you mean. A large amount of convos are on American Standard Fenders, expensive custom shop reissues, and Laklands and MTDs and stuff like that.

    By the way, the most expensive (and only) bass I own is $399
  9. Yup. Never over 500. Yamaha RBX and ERBs are cheap and easily modified.
    Then I've got a squier jazz with chrome flats. Beautiful.
  10. LSquared


    Jul 28, 2009
    SW Illinois USA
    I've owned 7 basses, all less than $450. All but 1 less than $250.

    My most expensive bass is a '66 Hagstrom HIIB. I paid just over $400 (delivered) about 3 years ago.

    My favorite bass is a TBC JT-400 which I got for $230 delivered just a few months ago.

    Cheapest was a Peavey Milestone II I got off CL for $100 a couple of years ago because I needed something quick. I sold it last summer for $75, but I kept the hard shell case.

    Everything else is in between.
  11. apkbass


    Feb 26, 2012
    What kinda squier do you have? I have a thing for squiers because they are pretty cheap, well made (at least the higher-end squiers) and they have cool vintage finishes that are hard to find on fenders unless you buy a vintage instrument.
  12. First bass cost $450.

    Current bass cost $110.
  13. Sticker price on my ESP was about $795 but it was at the shop I was working in so I got a discount. $345 out the door baby!
  14. I own a squier standard jazz from Indonesia. It's in antique red which is a rare colour apparently. I didn't know when I bought it ( neither did the music shop I bought it in apparently. ) it's a beauty. I can't post photos of it, apparently it "exceeds my quota". Sorry. I might have posted it elsewhere... I'll check.
  15. My second bass cost the same ($399)
    My next will be $499 and the Tenor Guitar I plan on purchasing after that will cost the same
  16. I've never owned a bass or amp that cost more than that.
  17. My main bass was $1100, but both of my other basses are sub-$500.

    I prefer the MIA Fender, but have no issues gigging either of the others, leaving the Fender at home.
  18. willc68


    May 25, 2011
    Wilm DE
    Now that I think on it the most I ever spent on a bass was 300 bucks for a 70's Fender Musicmaster bass.
    I love cheap basses, with a bit of time and work most cheapies can be made into great players.
  19. coyote1


    Mar 23, 2012
    Me. None of mine have exceeded $450. Yet I own a Conklin GT7 and a German Warwick Corvette fretless. Both in virtually new condition.

    Just a matter of research.
  20. apkbass


    Feb 26, 2012