You get $6,000

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  1. L. L. Elwood

    L. L. Elwood Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2004
    I'd buy a 2017 or 2018 Fender Jazz Elite 5 string for about 1500 bucks and invest the rest in ethereum.
  2. TheLowDown33

    TheLowDown33 Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2009
    I'd buy enough tools for a modest lutheire workshop, build myself a bass and then build more for people that have 6k to sink into a bass. Teach a man to fish and all that.
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  3. InhumanResource


    Dec 28, 2012
    That looks like worship but in pretty sure it is not the right kind.
  4. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    I play a gig where, certain weeks there is a woman playing a harp, a grand piano, even a cellist. Even if I bought a Fodera, a bass guitar (ANY bass guitar) is NOT ostentatious in the least. Bass guitars are cheap.
  5. akukulich

    akukulich Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    SF Bay Area, CA
    I’d think about F Bass, Fodera, MTD, Sadowsky and Smith. I’d do a lot of research, play as many basses as you can until you develop a very clear idea of what you want. A lot of these basses have very specific voices, or the voice of the instruments can be shaped be the selection of woods used in their construction. It can get overwhelming. You can also talk to the builders. If you know what you’re after, they can help you figure out how to get it.
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  6. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    People often forget this point. We have it very good.
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  7. groovepump


    Aug 3, 2020
    Ibanez SRH505F. No reason to blow the whole wad on a bass. My MOST played basses are all assembled by me and cost somewhere around $250 or less. I make good money with them and have a great time doing it.
  8. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    Agreed. While it’s possible today to get a decent playing bass for very little money, that doesn’t mean that high end basses are extravagant.
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  9. JoshS


    Dec 30, 2018
    Unless it is a bass player, no one in the congregation is going to know if you are on a $250 [whatever] or a $6000 [whatever]. Chances are, 2/3 of them won't even see you. You can use this to make a case for any option. Play what makes you happy, makes you feel confident, and doesn't break your bank.
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  10. songwriter21

    songwriter21 I have an obsession for wood. The musical kind. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
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    Sarcasm, right?
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  11. 3bc

    3bc Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2010
    Chicago Burbs
    I’m not a 5 string player. Last time I was at bass club Chicago they had several 4 string NYC will Lee’s for 4500 or so. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that NYC 5ers can go for over $6k but I am a little surprised that you can’t get one for less.
  12. thewildest


    May 25, 2011
    Florida, USA
    I’d of course go with the most expensive choice, some Fodera with golden hardware…and then suggest the band to sing a hymn that cites Proverbs 11:12 “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom”.
  13. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    You can get them for less, but $6k-$7k NYC’s are getting pretty common on their website.
  14. arbiterusa


    Sep 24, 2015
    San Diego, CA
    5 string Cort B series and $5400 to spend on other stuff.
  15. LBS-bass


    Nov 22, 2017
    I should clarify. It's not ostentatious if you have the means to spend that freely and also give to the church. But most of us would probably spend less on a tool and give more to the church.

    The question wasn't just "what should I buy?" The question was posited in this way that mentioned it was part of a church gig, which sort of equates to an offering, so there are things that go along with that. If you just want to know how to spend $6K, my answer is I really don't care. Knock yourself out and get what makes you happy. But if you're bringing church into it then it makes sense to think about your needs and the needs of the church, too. And maybe also the needs of the community the church (hopefully) serves and what could be done with that money besides buying a nice bass.
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  16. funk generator

    funk generator Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2009
    Johnson City, TN
    I don't understand why there's so much salt in this thread.
    Of course I'm a huge MuB fan, so they always get my vote. Other top contenders would be an MTD 535, Ken smith Black tiger, Used Fodera, Skjold, or if you can find one a Nordy VJ5.
  17. 3bc

    3bc Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2010
    Chicago Burbs
    Oof. Great playing and sounding basses, really none “better” available at any price. But to me that price tag is reserved for basses with a high level of artistry/exotic qualities which I don’t normally associate with the typical sadowsky.
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  18. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    They have fancy tops.:)
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  19. wheelsup247

    wheelsup247 Wherever You Go, There You Are. Wear it low. Gold Supporting Member

    So OP...let me answer your question with a question...the $6000 is your own money, correct? It’s not like someone is actually giving you $6000 to buy a bass with, correct?
  20. Drummerboy2


    Aug 31, 2016
    I would get either a MTD 535 for 5 string or a Alembic 4 string :D

    My Lakland Skyline 55-02 Deluxe should work well for the Gospel music.
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