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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Need a cheap bass

Hey guys, I stupidly sold the Ibanez SR300 I had and am looking for something different. I would buy another SR300 but the E string was not at the same volume most times as the rest of the strings (pickup or design flaw)

What are some other cheaper basses out there that are not total crap?

I just use it to lay down lines for my songs, nothing spectacular, no extra strings needed.

Thoughts?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 05:53 AM
 
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Re: Need a cheap bass

I had a tanglewood rebel 400k which wasn't terrible once a tech had given it a sorting out.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 10:12 AM
 
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Re: Need a cheap bass

Sterlings. They're awesome!!!
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2012, 09:33 AM
 
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Re: Need a cheap bass

I like the look of the Squier Vintage Modified Jazz bass with the soft maple body and maple board.

As well, http://www.rondomusic.com/bassguitars4.html or http://www.guitarfetish.com/Xaviere-...ars_c_362.html. I can't speak to the quality of these not having played them but have heard good things.

I played a Samick Greg Bennett bass recently and was really impressed.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2012, 06:19 PM
 
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Re: Need a cheap bass

Squire Vintage Vibes are amazing. Played the 60s(?) J-bass and they're pretty neat. they're sub 400, and used are like 250.

My LTD f-254 is pretty fun to play with too. Really really thumpy when i need it to be.
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