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Incoming student bursary means I'm toying with getting a below £200 bass for using at local jam nights, rough festival/party all nighters, and places i just don't really want to take my old Jazz or Stingray. Plus for use at home too as both of my basses generally stay in their cases due to rampant 4yr old painting everything she see's and also new baby rasta en route for delivery June sometime - so incoming puke bombs no doubt :gas:

So I've been looking for something a bit different to my current two basses and of course been perusing the second hand section...noting Aria Gt's, Epiphone Les Pauls (never tried one but totally different to what i have already)...or the obvious choice would perhaps be a Squier CV P......so anyhow fire your best sales pitches and opinions welcome - i'm open to most things apart from pointy metal style basses......also perhaps looking for something that i can resell at a later date. Thanks :)

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I keep looking at this Vintage V4 (Precision) bass and so far have resisted... http://www.gak.co.uk/en/vintage-v4bk-bass-boulevard-black/18004

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[quote name='HowieBass' timestamp='1392552120' post='2369895']
I keep looking at this Vintage V4 (Precision) bass and so far have resisted... http://www.gak.co.uk/en/vintage-v4bk-bass-boulevard-black/18004
[/quote]

Tried the 'relic' V4 a few weeks ago and was very impressed for the price. I would say it was better than an average Squier Affinity, and on a par with the VM series.

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[quote name='HowieBass' timestamp='1392552120' post='2369895']
I keep looking at this Vintage V4 (Precision) bass and so far have resisted... [url="http://www.gak.co.uk/en/vintage-v4bk-bass-boulevard-black/18004"]http://www.gak.co.uk...ard-black/18004[/url]
[/quote] Tempting, quite like the distressed one - although £30+ extra. I reckon I'll perhaps get a better bass second hand (well in theory :lol: ).

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[quote name='HowieBass' timestamp='1392552120' post='2369895']
I keep looking at this Vintage V4 (Precision) bass and so far have resisted... [url="http://www.gak.co.uk/en/vintage-v4bk-bass-boulevard-black/18004"]http://www.gak.co.uk...ard-black/18004[/url]
[/quote]

They are great value.

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Hey Rasta, if you could stretch your budget a little to my SGC Nanyo for a repeat customer then that would fund my planned extra special re fin of your/my Fortress.

Vested interest alert....
http://basschat.co.uk/topic/228771-l250-for-sale-trade-sgc-nanyo-bass-collection-sb320-stunning-burst/

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[quote name='theyellowcar' timestamp='1392552681' post='2369902']
Tried the 'relic' V4 a few weeks ago and was very impressed for the price. I would say it was better than an average Squier Affinity, and on a par with the VM series.
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I had one a few years ago, as good as any precision I had played before :)

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I would buy the white USA made Peavey Foundation that is for sale here if it were my cash. Unlikely to get a better bass for the money.

[url="http://basschat.co.uk/topic/229735-peavey-foundation-bass-made-in-the-usa-white-with-rosewood-fretboard/"]http://basschat.co.uk/topic/229735-peavey-foundation-bass-made-in-the-usa-white-with-rosewood-fretboard/[/url]

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The old standard Squier Jazzes are great value. Plus VM and Classic vibe Squiers. All well under you target price.

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Some very tasty bits of kits there guys, thanks for the replies.

Bagsieblue, i used to have a Bass Collection exactly the same as that many years ago and sold it some guy in Ireland, was a great bass...i'll give that some great consideration but my budget is limited based on the preggers rasta and her choice pram shopping.

Also liking that Peavey foundation too, never heard of them but it sure looks nice.

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There's a lovely black and maple P/J bitsa for sale with some nice hardware too (mighty mite neck etc...) that looks very tempting

http://basschat.co.uk/topic/228104-fs-precision-bass-special-bitsa-blackblackmaple-now-l185/page__pid__2369525#entry2369525

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I would also consider one of these inna familyman stylee:
[url="http://www.dv247.com/guitars/jandd-jb-vintage-1975-sfgr-bass-guitar-surf-green--201561"]http://www.dv247.com/guitars/jandd-jb-vintage-1975-sfgr-bass-guitar-surf-green--201561[/url]

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What you need is this ....

[url=http://www.ephotobay.com/share/004-sunday-body-front-b.html][/url]

http://basschat.co.uk/topic/229917-schecter-004-black-twin-ps-3-band-eq/

Unashamed vested interest alert here too !

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Sorry guys, just this minute scored a Farida P bass on the evilbay for £95...the seller agreed to use a courier despite not saying so in their post...score :)

However i've got a Qtron+ i don't really need and £100 ish quid left over...hmmm, maybe er... :lol:

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[quote name='redstriper' timestamp='1392565175' post='2370058']
I would also consider one of these inna familyman stylee:
[url="http://www.dv247.com/guitars/jandd-jb-vintage-1975-sfgr-bass-guitar-surf-green--201561"]http://www.dv247.com...f-green--201561[/url]
[/quote]
Wow dready, that looks quite a bass for the money...hmmm do i need 4 basses :D....did you get one?

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[quote name='Rasta' timestamp='1392571004' post='2370161']

Wow dready, that looks quite a bass for the money...hmmm do i need 4 basses :D....did you get one?
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I got one recently and you're not wrong - lots of bass for the money. There's an entire thread on them in this forum :-)

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[quote name='theyellowcar' timestamp='1392572141' post='2370180']
I got one recently and you're not wrong - lots of bass for the money. There's an entire thread on them in this forum :-)
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Temptation :)

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[quote name='Rasta' timestamp='1392572774' post='2370189']

Temptation :)
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Can't go wrong for the price. Worst case I'm sure you could move it on quite quickly on here!

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[quote name='Rasta' timestamp='1392569579' post='2370140']
Sorry guys, just this minute scored a Farida P bass on the evilbay for £95...
[/quote]

Well done with the Farida - I got the Farida Jazz and it's a corker, better than the Squier CVs that are made in the same factory and better than the Mex Fender I sold after buying the Farida, it's more on a par with US Fenders IMHO.
I might have a gamble on a J&D just for the hell of it :gas:

What's a [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Qtron+?....... do I need one??? :lol:[/font][/color]

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[quote name='theyellowcar' timestamp='1392572141' post='2370180']
I got one recently and you're not wrong - lots of bass for the money. There's an entire thread on them in this forum :-)
[/quote]

I asked a coupla questions in that thread, about weight and tone...... if you have time :)

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[quote name='Rasta' timestamp='1392569579' post='2370140']
...just this minute scored a Farida P bass on the evilbay for £95...
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That was a good buy. :)

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[quote name='Rasta' timestamp='1392569579' post='2370140']
Sorry guys, just this minute scored a Farida P bass on the evilbay for £95...the seller agreed to use a courier despite not saying so in their post...score :)

However i've got a Qtron+ i don't really need and £100 ish quid left over...hmmm, maybe er... :lol:
[/quote]

If so you outbid me on it, bargain from Stockport? ;)

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[quote name='redstriper' timestamp='1392575780' post='2370243']


I asked a coupla questions in that thread, about weight and tone...... if you have time :)
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Replied :)

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Not the P, but he seems reasonably happy with it anyway. :D[size=4] [/size][size=4].[/size]
http://youtu.be/Aks3fSHA1jU

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