I need a cheap bass...

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I need a cheap bass...

Postby trking8 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:56 pm

anyone have any recommendations, new, used? cheap as in about $300. thanks, terry
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Re: I need a cheap bass...

Postby strumminsix » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:00 pm

Have you looked at Fender import Jazz-bass or P-bass?
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Re: I need a cheap bass...

Postby tigerstrat » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:01 pm

I found a 90's lefty(!!!) Hohner Professional P-Bass copy for $100. It's a gem, I can't believe my luck, or the price.
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Re: I need a cheap bass...

Postby wolftigerrosebud » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:40 am

I'd try to get a used Ken Smith Design (KSD) bass if I were you. Terrible resale value, excellent instruments. Put some better electronics in there and you might as well have a $2k bass -- quite well made and sturdy.
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Re: I need a cheap bass...

Postby hippieguy1954 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:53 am

I can make a stock Squire (standard) P bass sound really good! :smile: :smile: :smile:
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Re: I need a cheap bass...

Postby Pete B. » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:30 am

I bought a new Squire 5-string P-Bass (on sale) for $199 (regular like $269) a few years back.
Works fine for home recording of backup tracks and such (I've never gigged on bass).
I bought a new set of strings for it but it still has the originals on there.
It's fun to play, but I wouldn't want to be saddled up on that thing all night (I guess I'm more of a Bass owner, than a Bass player).

You could always get The Bass-o-Matic 5000
Mmm, That's Good Bass!
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Re: I need a cheap bass...

Postby alcorelectric » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:37 am

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Re: I need a cheap bass...

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:33 pm

That's like saying "I need a cheap guitar". Plenty of good options out there, but I can't pick one for you without knowing what style you like or what kind of music you want to play, or even how many strings you want.

www.talkbass.com is a great resource for this kind of info, or to buy used gear.
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Re: I need a cheap bass...

Postby RiverRat » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:51 am

I have a MIK Squier II P Bass and I absolutely love it!

If you're a guitar player looking to pick up a bass, you might consider looking at the Ibanez Mikrobass.
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