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Offline MikeGee

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Re: $1000 what bass would you buy?
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2006, 06:21:29 AM »
Welcome to the club. Hope you find something you like.

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Re: $1000 what bass would you buy?
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2006, 08:33:18 AM »
I'm in the market for a fender Jazz.  So that would be my buy.

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Re: $1000 what bass would you buy?
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2006, 08:36:21 AM »
If I were a righty, I'd get a Peavey Cirrus.  Another option is the new MTD Design Z5 (or Z4 if you're a 4 string player).


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Re: $1000 what bass would you buy?
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2006, 11:58:23 AM »
With $1000 a lot of very good second hand instruments are available to you such as Musicman Stingray, Warwick, Fender Deluxe, Lakland...to give you an idea.

If you prefer brand new the world is your oyster for that budget.  I particularly like the MTD Heir, Ibanez SR505, Spector Legend, Lakland Skyline 55-01, Conklin GT-5, Godin Freeway (Leaftop), Yamaha BB145.

Any of those basses are great value for money for $1000 or under.

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Re: $1000 what bass would you buy?
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2006, 08:03:25 AM »
Before you buy, try them.  My church gave me $1000 and I was into the Brand name until
I played them. Most of the Brand ( Ken ,Tobias and others ) I found the Ibanez sound just as good.
There were no big difference. The Conklin was very good.

I picked the Hohner B BASS VI ( six string ) natural. It's about what sounds good to you.
I have a Peavey T-40 that sounds like Marcus Miller Bass.  So! I don't need a Fender

 

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Re: $1000 what bass would you buy?
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2006, 08:27:25 AM »
Well, today is finally the day. Im going out to pick up my new baby. Last week when I was at guitar center I was trying a bunch of differnt basses and was honestly pretty dissappointed with all the initial prospects I had in mind. The last bass I tried was a Schetcher Stiletto 5 string. The thing sounded wonderful, the action was fast and it had a great tone. I think I may of had lower expectations of it so when I heard it was pretty happy. None the less, we will see what I decide to go with. I will keep you all posted!

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Re: $1000 what bass would you buy?
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2006, 09:26:22 PM »
Well, I went and picked up my new baby today. Unfortunately Im not really happy with my purchase. I ended up with the SR506 6 string. Firstly, Im not real familiar with the 6 but its not too difficult to navigate around. But the main thing is now that I have it home, Im not really liking it. Im not sure what happend, it sounded great in the music strore, but now im home playing the thing and im kinda dissappointed. I paid $630 for it. They had a BTB, used, but because of the pawn laws they could not release it for 30 days.

Im not sure whether I should keep it or run to the store tomorrow and get something differnt. I have 30 days so to return it, so maybe I will play it for a while and see how it turns out!

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Re: $1000 what bass would you buy?
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2006, 08:30:27 PM »
I say play it for a while.  Below is a picture of my SR506 on the left. It sounds great to me.  Actually, I'm selling mine only because I'm saving up to get a MTD 6 string and I know someone that really wanted my bass.  Other than that, I would keep it. Now, the BTB does sound great.  I'm thinking about getting the BTB455 myself.


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Re: $1000 what bass would you buy?
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2006, 10:16:21 PM »
I think the one I was looking at was the BTB1205. The thing was amazing. I was playing the 506 today, and I have to admit, its kinda growing on me, but that BTB :o

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Re: $1000 what bass would you buy?
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2006, 10:23:41 PM »
I will admit, that BTB does put out an amazing sound.  Those bartolini's with the 18 volt circuit is something else. 
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Re: $1000 what bass would you buy?
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2006, 03:45:20 PM »
As it happens I was just recently in this situation. The difference was I wanted to limit my spending to $500. I purchased a Traben Neo 4 Limited (4 string). The reasons are as follows:

- Beautiful splated maple top
- Active electronics
- 45 day return policy (from musicansfriend.com)

I just played my first service with it this past weekend was pleasently suprised. It's very bright but the preamp provides plently low end presence. The neck is a jazz style neck (which suits me) and the bridge was easily adjustable. This bass also has alot of sustain (which is both good and bad).

Since I'm a Carvin fanatic I would remiss if I didn't mention the B4.

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