Why worry about price?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Jan 24, 2023.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    After a few threads wondering if the prices of given basses are justified, I have come to the conclusion that it just isn’t worth worrying about. If you cannot afford a bass or don’t think it worth the price, buy one that fits your budget and call it a day. We are fortunate to be consumers at a time when quality instruments are available at many price points. I say spend your time getting better instead of getting caught up in instrument prices.:bassist:
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2023
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  2. Snert


    Oct 3, 2021
    Talking Blasphemy!
  3. E2942


    Jan 25, 2022
    Stay home, stop shopping, enjoy what you already own.
  4. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    Hi 5 Doc. . . .
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  5. chadds


    Mar 18, 2000
    This is TB. Are trying to get banned? Music instead of Gear Acquisition?
    Blasphemy? How about Heresy?

    Say three hail Torts and that might be insufficient!
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  6. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Crazy talk! :D;)

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  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I did not say don’t buy gear, I said don’t dwell on gear you can’t afford. If you can’t afford a boutique Jazz, get a Sire, get an MIM Fender, get a RSD. Marcus Miller and Jeff Berlin are two of the best in the world and they never depended on expensive gear. Just do it!
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  8. IPA

    IPA Supporting Member

    May 5, 2010
    I say just make bass noises with your mouth. Why even bother buying a bass?
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  9. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    Why do it with your mouth?
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  10. LadyLoveStingRay5


    Jul 17, 2004
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  11. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
    With all the good options these days, you're right. Never been a better time to get a new, quality bass at a good price.
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  12. MMiller28

    MMiller28 Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2003
    This is a good sentiment, but if I make a NBD thread about the decked-out Fodera I’m getting next week, there is a 100% chance it will devolve into four pages of bickering about money.
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  13. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Buy what you like, and keep it. I've had my Fender parts bass since 1983, my Lull P4 since 2002, and my Gibson J50 acoustic guitar since 1976. No matter what, I've gotten my money's worth.
  14. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I mostly agree with this. Especially as a regularly gigging musician, instruments pay themselves off within a matter of weeks, if not a month or 2.
    However, I was in the GC near me yesterday and a new Fender sunburst American Precision bass is listed at $1899.00! Yeeow!
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  15. IPA

    IPA Supporting Member

    May 5, 2010
    The butt trumpet is the only instrument I'm truly proficient in
  16. ItsmeSantiago


    Nov 23, 2015
    But I need a new bit crusher
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  17. chadds


    Mar 18, 2000
    That was in jest though without an emoji. It was about TB. :):)
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  18. chadds


    Mar 18, 2000
    No Way! Eight pages! :):)
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  19. IPA

    IPA Supporting Member

    May 5, 2010
    Yes, this. The GAS goes down the more I actually play, funny how that works
  20. john m

    john m Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    I always offer less than the asking price. If the offer is not to the seller’s liking, I move on.
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