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bass7player21
07-29-2007, 05:05 PM
this thread is dedicated to the best basses on the market for under $100. if u have a bass you like that runs under $100, be good to the manufacturer and promote it here.

Markieg3
07-29-2007, 05:13 PM
sorry i cant think of any.

IndianRockStar
07-29-2007, 08:22 PM
Its not so much finding a good bass for less than 100, its finding one at all!

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Rogue-SX100B-Series-II-Bass-?sku=512278

Only one I've found.

thefitz
07-29-2007, 09:07 PM
Is there really a best bass for $100? How can you possibly expect a $100 bass to be the best of anything?

EDIT: the only one I can think of is those mini basses that are, oh, half scale.

tubab0y
07-29-2007, 10:13 PM
Or look used. I got my OLP for right around $100.

CollinPlaysBass
07-29-2007, 10:47 PM
Your best bet is the wonderful world that is pawn shops. Their owners tend to be more concerned about guns and they will misprice the poop out of stuff and you will once in a blue moon get a fender american jazz for $25.

whack-a-bass
07-29-2007, 10:51 PM
holy crapp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

my fender american jazz bass is 800 dollars!!!!!!!

im going to a pawn shop before i make any music purchases lol

jseadale81
07-29-2007, 10:54 PM
First Act.

thefitz
07-29-2007, 11:25 PM
Your best bet is the wonderful world that is pawn shops. Their owners tend to be more concerned about guns and they will misprice the poop out of stuff and you will once in a blue moon get a fender american jazz for $25.

I'm not sure. Maybe that was the case at some point, but I think with eBay and the ease of finding prices, all the pawn shops are too savvy to be a real deal.

epy
07-29-2007, 11:40 PM
u could buy some wood, and a pickup and some strings for a hundred bucks....

the_hoople
07-30-2007, 01:06 AM
buy a bucket, a broom, and a thick piece of string. whalla! the best bass you can possibly get for $100.

actually you see Squier series basses go for like $80 on the bay, especially if they are the colors nobody wants. Like red. :p:

Captain Insano
07-30-2007, 01:30 AM
You can steal a nice bass for less than 100 dollars. Buy a lockpick to break in the store and a cattle prod to short out the alarm system.

4_String_Junkie
07-30-2007, 03:40 AM
Heh, if you're actually going to suggest a good bass below $100, don't even think about a Brownsville. >.<
That was my first bass and there's dead spots all over the neck.

staticoverdub
07-30-2007, 05:29 AM
my mij yamaha motion b was $65. awesome deal.

dillion makes decent basses that sometimes go for less than $100 on ebay.

Double Basser
07-30-2007, 07:37 AM
my Yamaha BB400 was less then $100

plays really nice as well and sounds real vintage like

for
07-30-2007, 08:02 AM
http://www.thomann.de/gb/search_dir.html?gf=basses&bf=harley_benton&sw=harley+benton&pr=0a100&oa=prd

tubab0y
07-30-2007, 08:05 AM
u could buy some wood, and a pickup and some strings for a hundred bucks....
Not really.

bass7player21
07-30-2007, 08:42 PM
i know the idea of a good bass 4 under $100 is unreal, but my friend wants to pick up bass, and he is on a short budget as you could imagine. i have seen threads that are best acoustic guitar under $100, so i decided there was nothing to lose.

buy a bucket, a broom, and a thick piece of string. whalla! the best bass you can possibly get for $100.
:haha this is why UG's forums are so great

JimmydeGL
07-30-2007, 08:50 PM
http://www.thomann.de/gb/search_dir.html?gf=basses&bf=harley_benton&sw=harley+benton&pr=0a100&oa=prd
Yeah, but I think the guy means USD, not euros.

83lespaulstudio
07-30-2007, 10:35 PM
Your best bet is the wonderful world that is pawn shops. Their owners tend to be more concerned about guns and they will misprice the poop out of stuff and you will once in a blue moon get a fender american jazz for $25.

this is a good answer, although the pawn dealers in my neighborhood, know there stuff, or use e-bay for price quoting. buying used is the best deal for under $100.
:cool:

Crunchmeister
07-30-2007, 11:26 PM
Not under $100, but close to it...

http://www.rondomusic.net/bassguitars4.html

anarkee
07-30-2007, 11:37 PM
this is a good answer, although the pawn dealers in my neighborhood, know there stuff, or use e-bay for price quoting. buying used is the best deal for under $100.
:cool:

To concur, yes they have gotten much more savvy. I went past a pawn shop last week that I hadn't browsed through in about a year and the prices have just skyrocketed.

Craigslist is a good resource and don't rule out used equipment shops in your area. My local one will carry used "starter" basses by Ibanez, Squier and yamaha sometimes for around $100.- $135. But it is a matter of being in the right place at the right time.

-zj*
07-31-2007, 03:06 AM
i know the idea of a good bass 4 under $100 is unreal, but my friend wants to pick up bass, and he is on a short budget as you could imagine. i have seen threads that are best acoustic guitar under $100, so i decided there was nothing to lose.


:haha this is why UG's forums are so great

if his budget is $100 then... well.. its pointless. he would still need to get an amp. and small ass 15-30 watters can be $100-150 alone. A getting started a budget of a minimum $250 - $300 would be fine i guess. $150 on the bass $150 on a small 30w practice amp.

Beast_Within
07-31-2007, 03:23 AM
Its not so much finding a good bass for less than 100, its finding one at all!

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Rogue-SX100B-Series-II-Bass-?sku=512278

Only one I've found.
That is my first bass right there. Except I got it for free from a friend of my Dad. ****ty as it is I have to say that through an okay amp the tone was not bad and the bass is basically indestructible. The tone knob has no use (more like a second volume knob) and the hardware is of the ****tiest quality imaginable, but I never had the electronics fail on me and overall it was a great bass to start on. Also I have to admit, surprising as it may seem, that it was not afflicted with fret buzz (despite low action) as so many beginner basses are. Overall not a quality instrument, but fine for someone just starting out and very inexpensive.

djsteiner
07-31-2007, 05:51 PM
Its not so much finding a good bass for less than 100, its finding one at all!

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Rogue-SX100B-Series-II-Bass-?sku=512278

Only one I've found.


don't EVER Get that bass. I have one and hated every bit of it. Unfortunately i didnt realize that until i got a new bass, a year and a half later. :wtf:

Onaur
08-29-2007, 08:24 PM
my Ibanez was 100 bucks only because it was used. but it works nicely

Schmidty8890
08-29-2007, 09:38 PM
my friend bought a really bad bass for 25 bucks. The neck was really fat, the frets were sharp enough to cut oneself on, and there was no marking whatsoever on the headstock.

Actually, it didn't really sound that bad. It just felt horrible to play.