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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mastershake, May 13, 2011.
Who's the most affordable graphite bass builder? company name.
Are you thinking all-graphite (body and neck), or just neck?
either or. or both
used Modulus models are actually pretty affordable, depending on options.
Peavey G-Bass. Usually go for around $500.
you can name a company(s) for body&neck and another for just neck as long as it fits the most affordable criteria.
you can even name a specific bass.
What is your definition of affordable?
I buy "previously owned" and enjoyed a Zon Sonus Custom 5, a Peavey B-Quad 4 and a Peavey G-Bass... there was more than a $1000 difference between the first and the last.
I always wanted to bolt a Moses Graphite neck onto a "Fender style" body of my choice and see how it measured up against the 50 other basses I have owned.
Peavey G-V graphite neck 5 banger. There's one in the TB classifieds even as we speak...I mean type. The Modulus Genesis 5's can be had for $1000-1400.
i was thinking of Modulus too but that Peavey G-Bass looks interesting. is it all graphite or just the neck and more importantly do they still make it?
when i say affordable i mean to say cheapest in comparison to other graphite basses.
There aren't many graphite basses currently in production. Zon and Modulus offer graphite necks. Status does too, but also has all-graphite models. Last time I checked their prices were competitive for a high end bass. Miller makes a few graphite models, starting at 1390 Euro. There are probably a couple of others.
Used, the G bass will be the cheapest, wood body/graphite neck. Similar to the Modulus Flea/Funk bass, but after trying both back-to-back I preferred the Peavey. They can be had for what you'd pay for a neck alone.
I paid ~$700 for my Steinberger L2, but I got lucky. Awesome bass. Much prefer it to the Zons, Modulususeses,and the G bass I've played. Not everybody can look cool playing one though.
i suppose i could buy a graphite neck as mentioned above. i just dont know how it will measure up to an all graphite bass. moses graphite was mentioned is there any other company(s) in the cheapest category that sells graphite necks .
I believe the absolute cheapest way to get a really great playing bass with a composite neck is to buy a used Peavey G-Bass. They stopped making new ones many years ago. All G-Basses have 35" scales.
Download the G-Bass owner manual here: Peavey.com
If you already own a "Fender style" bass you could also bolt on a new or used Moses Graphite neck for around the same price as a whole G-Bass.
Cheapest graphite necked bass? Used older Zon.
Keep your eyes open and they can be had as low as $1200
hmm iv never heard of miller cant seem to find it either. fyi i have a jazz bass
I found a G-Bass being sold on Craigslist for $150 last year. The seller totally knew it was underpriced, but didn't want to deal with the hassle of shipping & Paypal. Should've bought it.
You can also find reasonably priced Moses and Status necks here in the For Sale: Accessories. I think that there are a couple of fretless graphite necks for sale there now These are a less expensive way to get a solid idea of what graphite does for the sound and feel of an instrument, especially if the neck is being used to replace a standard wood neck.
Top of my wishlish: Musicman Cutlass HH
I prefer a composite neck mated with a wood body for more of a traditional response. The all-composite Statii take on a whole new character which may be good or bad depending on your needs.
im looking for the option that gives me more of a hi-fi sound rather than the traditional sound as far as full graphite bass vs just graphite neck goes,
im guessing the full graphite bass wood be more hi-fi.