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gorath23 2007-08-10 05:45

Budget Bass?
 
Ok well, since I'm doing a bit of recording now on my own I thought it would be cool to pick up a cheap bass. I've been playing guitar for years so I kinda know what to look for, but I'd just like some suggestions on what to get. I have a pretty low budget (around 100) and I'd rather buy used and get something better. The couple I have seen so far are the Yamaha RBX374 and the Vintage VB990. My requirements are pretty easy: A big fat humbucker and active circuitry. 4 string is fine, as is a 34'' neck (I'll put some beefy strings on it anyway to tune down). Also this will be recorded via some kind of DI'ing, NO amp. Any help would be appreciated. Doesn't need to do 'slap/funk' or any of that jazz just loads of low end to fill in the frequency gaps in my recordings.

Def 2007-08-10 06:18

Cort makes pretty good low budget basses, it depends where you are but they're available a lot of here in the used circuit. Great basses for the money, look for Cort Curbow's.

Yamaha is allright but Vintage has pretty piss poor finish if you ask me.

SolothurN 2007-08-10 12:00

Grind bass?

sixsicsix 2007-08-10 12:05

Quote:
Originally Posted by SolothurN
Grind bass?

NO!

standard fender jazz, something by ibanez, even a high end squire, or a schecter.

Zionist 2007-08-10 14:21

Ibanez soundgear series basses.

blitz906 2007-08-10 17:49

Yeah, Ibanez and Squire make some pretty cheap good quality basses.

Def 2007-08-10 18:04

Squier and quality in one sentence? :p

bassist_of_light 2007-08-11 19:28

esp or ibanez, fender sucks.

faf_476 2007-12-14 10:03

How about a 2nd hand B. C. Rich, or a Freedom bass, I think that would be more cheaper. But sometimes other seller do Over Pricing on the B. C. Rich's.

Wolfsherz 2007-12-14 11:18

GET A WASHBURN


My XB100 has cost me about 150 second hand (about the same in stores now) and it is A TANK.

The sound is flexible enough (not that I'm picky, but for black/thrash it get's the job DONE), and holy shit is it strong! This baby fell off of a stage, against stares, a couple of times it fell to the ground, ... * and in the +-18 months I own it I have NEVER had to go to the store to get it fixed! Not even the input!

* I take good care of 'em though, really. That was all coincidence.

Yes, get a Washburn, holy shit.

Tattered 2007-12-16 10:16

Try.. Dean, Yamaha, Ibanez.. they make some pretty good active basses that are quite cheap.

faf_476 2007-12-19 00:06

Try the cheapest Spector basses.
Very nice sounds.

sixsicsix 2007-12-23 00:11

Quote:
Originally Posted by faf_476
Try the cheapest Spector basses.
Very nice sounds.

you'll spend twice the cost of the bass on repairs and replacement parts.

Wolfsherz 2007-12-23 03:42

Indeed. Seriously, pick a Washburn, in those 18 months that I have it, I had to fix it ONCE, and it was trivial. The tone isn't SUPER diverse but hey, if you're gonna play metal it just needs to sound ballsy, perhaps a bit rough and that's what Washburn has.

faf_476 2007-12-23 11:57

Quote:
Originally Posted by sixsicsix
you'll spend twice the cost of the bass on repairs and replacement parts.


Yes It is, your right man, that is the counterpart of it. :bawling:
If your playing metal, yes I prefer Washburn.

aFarewelltoKings 2008-01-10 18:52

any Peavey you can afford

sixsicsix 2008-01-10 19:14

Quote:
Originally Posted by aFarewelltoKings
any Peavey you can afford

..... not to waste your time on...

Henning 2008-01-11 17:57

I'd get an Ibanez, there was one on my last school, and it was actually quite good despite having to survive several years of wierd teenagers dropping it on the floor etc :P Squier is not recommended.

sixsicsix 2008-01-11 23:15

Quote:
Originally Posted by Henning
I'd get an Ibanez, there was one on my last school, and it was actually quite good despite having to survive several years of wierd teenagers dropping it on the floor etc :P Squier is not recommended.

+1
I've been playing for 3 years and my Ibanez is still my top choice...

of course it's not an entry level one but those are pretty damn good for the price as well.

go for it.

The Doctor 2008-01-12 12:25

Quote:
Originally Posted by Def
Cort makes pretty good low budget basses, it depends where you are but they're available a lot of here in the used circuit. Great basses for the money, look for Cort Curbow's.


haha, i got one of those curbows two years ago.

Im not a bass specialist, but I can say that it sounds and plays truly amazing! The shape makes it shitty to play when you sit down though


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