NBD Ibanez SR485

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  1. will_shred

    will_shred Wannabe audio engineer

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    This is an interesting bass that I scooped up on CL for an absolute steal, $200. According to my research these basses were produced between 1998-2002, so its at least 16 years old. Five strings, mahogany body, five piece neck, active pickups with a 3 band EQ. I haven't played bass in years, and it feels great to be back. I'm already auditioning for a couple bands, so i'm working hard to get my right hand technique up to par. I gave it some new strings and tuned it to DGCFA# since the band i'm auditioning for plays in drop C. I'm also looking for a cheap af head+4x10 cab combo, let me know if you have any suggestions.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BmYe7MdgGp-/?taken-by=down_to_earth_audio

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  2. LordIronSpatula

    LordIronSpatula Indeed.

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    Seems like a good deal!

    Regarding amps, I'd see if you can find a used Peavey or Carvin nearby. Maybe not the most nuanced sounding amps but they can be a lot of power for the money.
     
  3. stevexc

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    Second on the used Peavey, I scored a used MkIII (along with 3 cabs - 2 1810s and a 1x15) for like $300 CAD last winter and it sounds fan-fucking-tastic. Built like a tank too.

    Solid buy!
     
  4. A-Branger

    A-Branger SS.org Regular

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    congrats!

    my first bass was a SR300dx from 1999. best bass for the price ever
     
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    will_shred Wannabe audio engineer

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    Malevolent_Croatian SS.org Regular

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    I got mine for 175 Canadian. I like it, Cort did a good job with these.
     

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