You get $6,000

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  1. You play exclusively modern worship. You own zero basses. You get to spend roughly $6k on a single bass, but it has to be a 5 string. What'cha gettin'?

    My current hit list (wildly different options, I know):
    Ken Smith
    Sadowsky NYC P/J
    Fodera Monarch
  2. NigeJ


    Jul 23, 2019
  3. JeezyMcNuggles


    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    I'll have Gene Baker build me one. And use the left over grand on a year supply of strings.
  4. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I'd get a Sire and invest the rest.
  5. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    ^ This. There is no reason to spend $6K on one bass. There are many excellent choices in the $2-4K range, including Sadowsky, Fender, Lull, et al.
    Lackey, droo46, doop and 14 others like this.
  6. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I don’t worship anything but I’d get a used American Standard Fender 5 string jazz and pay off a chunk of my mortgage.
    P Cheen, Lackey, Meaculpa and 17 others like this.
  7. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
  8. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    I play exclusively modern worship. I build my own basses. Even using the best stuff (Warmoth roasted wood, Hipshot hardware, Nordstrand tuners), which is how I build mine, I'd take your 6 grand and build 4 ridiculously good basses. I have friends with Sadowsky's, Laklands (I have had both USA and Asian models in my shop), etc., and yes, those are nice basses, but with my builds I get EXACTLY what I want.

    One interesting note - the 5 string necks I get from Warmoth end up costing less than the 4 string ones (a couple options I choose on the 4's that up their prices are wither included or not available on the 5's). Throw in one more tuner, and a bridge that costs a bit more, and it literally costs me no more to build a 5 than it does a 4.
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    M.R. Ogle, Fishtude, dmk and 7 others like this.
  9. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I'd buy a nice used Ibanez 5 and spend the rest on a new furnace/AC installation.
    petrus61, Eikari, Reedt2000 and 3 others like this.
  10. LBS-bass


    Nov 22, 2017
    I am not spending $6K or anywhere near that on a bass. It's excessive and a huge waste of somebody's money.
  11. Hoyt


    Jun 29, 2006
    Saint Charles, IL.
    I don’t play worship music/venues, but my father is the Reverend of a UCC congregation.

    If he thought I spent that much money on a single bass guitar, I would have a never-ending lecture about how a MIM Fender P-bass would suit my needs, and how I should’ve donated the remainder of that money.
  12. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    To me, well, I wouldn't think Worship would be an appropriate place for such an ostentatious display of disposable wealth.
  13. ueezb


    Jun 8, 2020
    I'd probably buy 2 in order to dodge the next GAS attack.
    Stingray Special 5
    Fender Jazz Ultra 5
  14. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Used Fender deluxe jazz V and throw the rest at student loans or mortgage.
    Lackey, Kahfi92, Ric Vice and 3 others like this.
  15. Wanker_Joe


    Sep 26, 2017
    I would commission a local luthier friend to build me something custom and exciting!
    dave64o and Rip Van Dan like this.
  16. Esteban Garcia

    Esteban Garcia bassist, arranger, aelurophile Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Portland, OR
    pssh... I'd get 2 USA L-2500s, one fretted, one fretless, and give the extra $2400 to a homeless guy
  17. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Baltimore, MD USA
    What would be the reason to spend so much money on a church bass? Why would it be necessary?
    matdras, Jon Lars and Gorn like this.
  18. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    Get into the spirit of this, people! You are all being way too practical.
  19. skycruiser

    skycruiser Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2019
    You're kidding right?
    Vinny_G, alexbib, Redd Hatt and 44 others like this.
  20. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Baltimore, MD USA
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