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Anyone know a good bass?
« on: February 01, 2005, 03:25:34 AM »

I finally decided to start playing bass again, but my fender mustang seems to have damaged pick ups.

If anyone knows a good base $650 or under, can you tell me one.

I have long arms, big hands, and don't mind a heavy bass because I play standing most of the time.:)
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2005, 03:31:47 AM »

well indica is DM's "Bass Man" :Dso he'd probably know some good stuff...:)
Or even the other musicians on this forum could be a great help, like Lenny pane, rickenbacker, Apple and more!
I dont know much with bass prices and all so my help wouldn't be very useful...sorry
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Re: Anyone know a good bass?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2005, 03:32:49 AM »

theres lots of good basses

what kind were you wanting to purchase?
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Re: Anyone know a good bass?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2005, 11:17:53 AM »

you could probably get a rickenbacker 4001 on Ebay for about that price .. i would definately say go have a look ..im sure ive seen rick 4001 Bass's for under that price ...:)
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Re: Anyone know a good bass?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2005, 12:15:48 PM »

i don't really wish for a rcikenbacker. it looks great, but it's probably mos suited for pick players. i play with fingers.

what am i looking for?
perhaps a fender, but i'm open to anything.
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2005, 12:31:14 PM »

the rick bass's are awsome .. ask Apps . he plays one in our tribute band .. he's probably the man to talk to though... but if your looking for fender, try the presisions there nice fender Bass's.. look on Ebay .. your definately get one for the price you wanna pay :)
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2005, 03:53:10 PM »

If your looking for a good bass I would suggest a US Fender Precision bass or a US Fender Jazz bass. Ultimately I would look for a 62' reissue Fender p- bass. The late great James Jamerson of Motown's legendary Funk brothers played one and he was one of the best finger style players I've ever heard. The bass also lends itself very well to slap style also. They can be found as cheap as $400.00 to $850.00us. So Lennonlemon where are you located? I may be able to put on a seller or a bass in your area, if your in the states. 8)
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2005, 05:44:50 PM »

I agree, a Fender Jazz or P* Bass.
Ive got a P Squire, and its a great bass.
Jazz has a bigger body, and the neck is more slim.
I think Rickinbackers are great, but costly for what you get.

Fender is alot more versatile 8)
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2005, 08:45:24 PM »

Totally agree with Ric n Indy on this one.Infact for that monet I would insist! lol...Get in touch with Ric 325 NOW!!!...Good luck dude!
I'm re-visiting Larry Graham (Precision) at the moment....What a funkster! Also The great Floyd albums use the classic precision..The list would be endless on what fantastic albums they appear on but they are reasons alone.
Try n get a US made model if you can..much better than the cheaper Mexican models....Ebay can get you a bargain and maybe a bass with some more character but it's probably best to try before you buy with that amount. Shop maybe the most sensible. ;)
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2005, 09:47:54 PM »

Thanks guys for the reply, I'll make sure to think hard bout it.

I'm just wondering, but what do you guys think about a fender '51 precision bass. my friend knows a guy who's selling one rather cheap.

Yeah, James Jamerson and Larry Graham were two great bassists. i love the bassline on thank you (falettinme be mice elf again).

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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2005, 09:51:33 PM »

Yeah man now your talking..lol....BUY IT....BUY IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2005, 09:57:14 PM »

A 51 precision sounds Toooooo Good to be true...make sure it is!
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2005, 10:04:02 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2005, 10:06:08 PM »

hofner's cost quite a bit too much for my current wallet.

the '51 is a reissue. they still sell them on many online music stores and they seem to be very popular. the look is great too.
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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2005, 10:14:37 PM »

Oh ok? You beat me to it with the Hofner comment. lol....The re-issue could be good. ;)
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« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2005, 10:21:03 PM »

yeah. i checked the online stories and many people say it's a great bass. now if i could jsut find my money:).
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« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2005, 06:19:34 AM »

Quote from: lennonlemon
Thanks guys for the reply, I'll make sure to think hard bout it.

I'm just wondering, but what do you guys think about a fender '51 precision bass. my friend knows a guy who's selling one rather cheap.

Yeah, James Jamerson and Larry Graham were two great bassists. i love the bassline on thank you (falettinme be mice elf again).

The 51' P-bass reissue are good Instruments, They are mexican made, but still good quality. Is it the "Sting" Signature model?
By the way, here's the difference between a US made Fender and a Mexican made Fender.
The Mexican made fender is finished and assembled in Mexico out of American made parts by Skilled Mexican workers.
The US made Fender is fininshed and assembled in California out of American made parts by skilled Mexican workers :D......this is no joke its how Fender works.

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« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2005, 01:13:16 PM »

I always find, for the price, the Mexican Fenders are a better deal.
One friend bought a Mex Fender, another a American Fender...we all agree, the Mexican plays/sounds better!
Its the kudos of having an American made Guitar..just a few more pennies..
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« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2005, 04:49:32 PM »

Hmmm interesting i never knew that. I suppose I have listened to buds and mags too long. I own a 76 Fender precision. Sounds creamy but maybe it's cos they don't make em like they used to?
Hey Ric...So are the Tokai strats made in Japan better than the Koreans?...Whats your take?...You seem to have the knowledge. I certainly don't lol.
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« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2005, 09:59:59 PM »

The Sting one is a little different i think. I didn't check out the specifications for the sting one, but they look pretty similar. just diffrent colors.

my friend just got a lite ash telecaster(cheap one made in korea, i think) and it palys great.
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