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#1
Okay, I am going to be getting a new bass around the 2000 dollar range (+/- a thousand bucks). I have a good idea about what I think I want. I'm bouncing between a Rickenbacker or a vintage Gibson EB-2. ANYWAYS, I'd like to see have opinions on other basses I've maybe heard about or havn't heard about that are ****ign awesome.


Hypothetically, If you have approx 3000 bucks to spend on a bass. One bass, no amps, nor effects, just the bass. What would be your top ten choices at this price range.
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#2
1) Warwick Streamer Stage II 5 String.
2) Warwick Streamer Stage I 5 String
3) Custom shop Warwick Streamer 5 string.
4) A Wal.
5) Pedulla Rapture
6) Warwick Streamer Stage II 4 String
7) Warwick Streamer Stage I 4 String
8) Fender American Deluxe Fretless Jazz.
9) Conklin 9-string.
10) Zon Mosaic 4 string.
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#3
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz

Or any variation of the above 10
#5
I own a 1972 Rickenbacker 4001. It is an awsome bass. The ricks are a little "stiff" but have that unique sound. They are in your price range. Try also the musicman sting ray series.
I think you know already know you gotta play em first.
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#6
Stingray HH. Will do everything the Gibson can, as well as the classic Stingray sound, and pretty much everything else from Queen to Chic. They sound very cool with graphite necks, and if you can get a vintage bridge, with the foam mutes, then you are home and dry.
If I had £2,000 to spend, Id be looking at a Rickenbacker or at a custom bass, probably from Sei bass who, Im afraid, are London based, or, that failing, from Nordstrand.
I did play an Alembic Stanley Clarke signature, and that was wicked, but at £6,000 Alembic can munch some Squier VM.
#7
Sandberg California PM
Musicman Stingray
Fender Tony Franklin Sig
Fender Tony Frankln Sig (fretless)
Fender Marcus Miller Sig
Fender Urge II
Gibson Ripper/G3
Lakland 54-94
Sandberg California JM
Musicman Sterling
#8
not in a specific order; all can be either 4 or 5s
Warwick $$
Rob Allen Mouse
Pedulla Pentabuzz
Fender Am P bass
Warwick Thumb
Alembic Epic
Modulus Quantum (Used)
Rob Allen Deep
Fender Jazz
Peavey Cirrus
#10
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Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz

Or any variation of the above 10


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Okay, I am going to be getting a new bass around the 2000 dollar range (+/- a thousand bucks). I have a good idea about what I think I want. I'm bouncing between a Rickenbacker or a vintage Gibson EB-2. ANYWAYS, I'd like to see have opinions on other basses I've maybe heard about or havn't heard about that are ****ign awesome.


Hypothetically, If you have approx 3000 bucks to spend on a bass. One bass, no amps, nor effects, just the bass. What would be your top ten choices at this price range.


You have said you are interested in two completely different basses, in style, tone and feel. What do you want in a bass?
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#12
Warwick Infinity 5
Warwick Thumb BO 5
Any Drozd in that price range (optimistic )
Fender Steve Bailey fretless sig
A custom Fender job that's essentially a Roscoe Beck V with an ebony fretboard
Warwick Dolphin 5
Fender Marcus Miller 5 (I was so close to getting this instead of my 'wick)
Yamaha John Pattituci
Yamaha TRB5PII
Warwick Hellborg sig
#15
Fender Jaco sig
Wal Mk 2
Stingray maple fretboard
Rickenbacker 4003
Lakland Darryl Jones
Alembic Epic
Fender 1975 jazz
Fender 1965 precision
Anything with Darkstars
Status graphite streamline
Seriously, f*ck off with the R.I.P Dimebag bullsh*t, you dont see the bass forums going R.I.P Jaco everytime some one mentions him!
#17
1) Original 1960-something Fender Jazz
2) Musicman Stingray 3EQ in a cool colour
3) Fender Precision Special
4) Status 1000 series Headless thingy
5) Warwick DoubleBuck Corvette 5-string
6) 1951 Precision
7) Gibson EB3
8) Sandberg California PM
9) Rickenbacker 4003
10) Gibson Ripper


Something like that anyway
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-Marshall VS412
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#18
EB2 or Ric? Like... talk about the 2 most opposite sounding basses of all time! Like night and day. I wouldn't take an EB2 for free - short scale, neck mudbucker. Huge, semi-hollow body. No dice.

But for the $3000 mark you can get all sorts of stuff - pretty much ANY bass used. Check out Warwick and Lakland at that level.
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Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz
Fender Jazz

Or any variation of the above 10

+1 I love those damn Fenders...
#20
thanks guys. I've played the majority of the basses in this range (with the exception of the eb-2 but i just love the large body and tone - however it is a one trick pony and the ric is much more versatile)

Def thinking I will be going with the ric however the worn fender precision has struck my attention lately (also being half the price) any body have any experience with these new basses? i'm yet to try them out. The P-bass looks super nice in the 2 tone and maple fretboard
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Hofner Verythin LTD Edition Guitar in Walnut w/ Bigsby
Engelhardt ES9 Upright Bass
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#21
The Ric is another one trick pony, but that pony can fit in more stables than the EB-2.

While out of your price range, have you looked into the Warwick Star II bass?
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#22
something custom made
esh stinger (check it out)
Rickenbacker 4001
musicman stingray
Washburn m10

if i cant get any of those^
id get get an esp custom bass
#23
I've noticed that most of you guys just want new expensive basses, and nobody really wants a "broken-in" bass!
It's a disgrace, but most "mainstream" basses (Stingray, Fender, Gibson, Warwick, etc.) produced from 2003 onwards are crap.

A used 1990's bass is a true gem. My cousin got a 2005 Pedula Rapture, which is great. But it didn't even have proper noise shielding...
#24
Wow, im satisfied with my 600 dolalr bass. I would use that money to par for a monster rig
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#25
This is not a price point where you should be looking at household names...you're going to get the best value out of smaller companies that don't have huge markups just because of their names. (Ric and Gibson are both notorious for this)

Check here:
http://www.basscentral.com/2003/bass.shtml

You might also want to check Talkbass.com...the average person there will have much more knowledge of basses in your price range. People here aren't used to dealing with much more than maybe a USA Fender or a decent Warwick. Your budget puts you within reach of Dingwall, Zon, Lakland USA, Pedulla, and quite a few other lesser-known brands that will be much better than any Fender or Music Man...
Nope, no sig here.
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#26
1) Musicman Bongo
2) American Fender Jazz Bass
3) Fretless Warwick Thumb
4) Musicman Stingray
5) Marcus Miller Signature Fender Jazz
6) Schecter Stiletto Extreme


I can't even keep going, if I just had those six basses and an Ampeg SVT Pro 5 through an Ampeg 8x10 I'd be the happiest man alive.
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#28
Why the heck are you people picking MIA Jazzes? With that kind of budget, he could easily get his hands on quite a few other much better jazzes like Sadowsky, Mike Lull, and Lakland...
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#29
Quote by Mutant Corn
Why the heck are you people picking MIA Jazzes? With that kind of budget, he could easily get his hands on quite a few other much better jazzes like Sadowsky, Mike Lull, and Lakland...


Because they're reading the last part of the OP and giving their top ten that they would like? I'm sorry we can't all be more cultured
#30
My list would be at the mo.

MM stingray HH 5er.
Warwick NT thumb
Fender MIA deluxe jazz 5er
Warick steamer lx
Fender MIA p-bass
Lakland US 5er
Yamaha john myung sig 6er
Rickenbacker 4003
Gibson Grabber IV
Squier standar presicion special.


Quote by Mutant Corn
Why the heck are you people picking MIA Jazzes? With that kind of budget, he could easily get his hands on quite a few other much better jazzes like Sadowsky, Mike Lull, and Lakland...


some of us like MIA jazz bass's
Yamaha TRB1006
Fender MIA jazz bass
Hora Hybrid double bass
Hartke lh 500
Ev 606L
Epiphone les paul
#31
NOT including my current Schecter Stiletto Studio 5, which would be fourth, here's my list.

Schecter Custom Shop 5
Schecter Custom Shop 4
Schecter Custom Shop 6
Fender Custom Shop 5
Fender Custom Shop 4
Warmoth Build
Ibanez SR650PB
Ibanez SR5006E
Ibanez SR5005E
Fender Jazz Bass 24 V

Yeah I know, I'm a Schecter nazi.
Schecter Stiletto Studio 5
Ibanez SRX2EX1
Gallien Krueger 1001rbii
Gallien Krueger Neo 410
#32
I second the talkbass point, there's a lot of seasoned pros there that have cycled through many basses at that price point and can give you detailed reviews on each.
#33
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I've noticed that most of you guys just want new expensive basses, and nobody really wants a "broken-in" bass!
It's a disgrace, but most "mainstream" basses (Stingray, Fender, Gibson, Warwick, etc.) produced from 2003 onwards are crap.

A used 1990's bass is a true gem. My cousin got a 2005 Pedula Rapture, which is great. But it didn't even have proper noise shielding...

so all the companies agreed to make crappy basses in 2003?

I don't get what you're trying to say. sounds pretty conspiracy theory to me.

Pedulla Rapture's do sound pretty sweet though. I dig the J/J setup ones. haven't played one though...

what I would do is get 2 basses though, once you reach a certain point it is excessive.

for example, you could get both a Fender Jazz and a Fender Precision.
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#34
heres my list
1 carl thompson 4 string fretted with passive pj pickups.
2. fender precison
3. fender jazz
4. any wal bass
5. a modulous flea bass
6. 5 string musicman in purple
7. early 60s telecaster bass
8. gibson thunderbird.
9. gibson ripper
10. rickenbacker 4001
#35
I don't think I'd even spend that much, most of them are way under that.
1) Italia Maranello
2) Rickenbacker 4001
3) Fender Jazz
4) Pedulla Rapture
5) Modulus Flea
6) Warwick Corvette
7) Gibson Thunderbird
8) Status Rhino
9) Musicman Stingray
10) Fender Mike Dirnt Precision
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#36
Ibanez sr 506
Yamaha RBX 775
Schecter Stiletto Custom 5
Ibanez Btb 200
that Conklin bass that Jean Baudin uses ( the one with the pacman thing)
Fender Steve Bailey sig bass Fretless
Fender Steve Bailey sig bass Fretted
Fender Urge bass
Musicman Bongo 6 strings
Yamaha TRB 6 STRINGS
#37
I'd get two:
A Fender Jazz Bass
A Fretless Fender Jazz Bass

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#38
Played a Fender highway one Jazz bass yesterday. Best bass i've ever played on.
Definatly number one on my list.
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#39
I'd probably get a custom 6 from a luthier but I'd rather stay with my SR506 and get a huge live rig instead.
#40
Quote by Mutant Corn
Why the heck are you people picking MIA Jazzes? With that kind of budget, he could easily get his hands on quite a few other much better jazzes like Sadowsky, Mike Lull, and Lakland...



if i was gonna go MIA fender or any fender for that matter I'd be getting an ampeg rig to go with it. I may go that route.
Fender '51 Precision Bass
Hofner Verythin LTD Edition Guitar in Walnut w/ Bigsby
Engelhardt ES9 Upright Bass
1968 Trayner YBA 1A MK II Amp
w/ 6x10 cabinet

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