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    Default $100 bucks vs $10000 bucks for a bass?

    I just saw this cruising youtube on the big screen, I've seen other vids of his but I thought this was cool.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLDP_DchWmk

    However, I'm still going to drool over expensive basses

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    Default Re: $100 bucks vs $10000 bucks for a bass?

    I think the more expensive basses sound better, but I also prefer J-basses... that P-bass just sounds sort of thin, which I guess you'd expect given the $100 cost. My ears like the $10k best, but it's not that much better as far as sound. I'm sure whoever buys one will understand that too.
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    Default Re: $100 bucks vs $10000 bucks for a bass?

    There are many things that go into pricing for a guitar (anything for that matter.) Price does not equal value.

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    Default Re: $100 bucks vs $10000 bucks for a bass?

    I think past a certain price..(in the 1000s) you pay for:

    name
    how ornate it is
    handmade?
    signature model?
    one of a kind?
    rare woods?
    unique design or technology?

    There is a big difference between something that is $100 and $500-$1000.
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    Default Re: $100 bucks vs $10000 bucks for a bass?

    I just thought that that video was cool. If you are good player you can make anything sound good. Feel and all that are of course different.

    The reason I like my jazz/p-bass's that were MIM is because they play the way I like.

    I want a Fodera as much as anyone, never happen in my lifetime.

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    Default Re: $100 bucks vs $10000 bucks for a bass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    I think past a certain price..(in the 1000s) you pay for:

    name
    how ornate it is
    handmade?
    signature model?
    one of a kind?
    rare woods?
    unique design or technology?

    There is a big difference between something that is $100 and $500-$1000.
    Agreed, one other thing Lance Armstrong can make a "Huffy" ride good, but you work twice as hard!
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    Default Re: $100 bucks vs $10000 bucks for a bass?

    Come back and take another look at that 100 dollar guitar after its neck has been under tensions for a couple of years...

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    Default Re: $100 bucks vs $10000 bucks for a bass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bass_Medic_05 View Post
    Agreed, one other thing Lance Armstrong can make a "Huffy" ride good
    As long as he's had his meds.
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    Default Re: $100 bucks vs $10000 bucks for a bass?

    Blind test is not blind.


    Cool move would have been just show his face and Bass 1, Bass 2, Bass 3, ask you which you like the best, then do the camera pull back.
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