What would classic 80’s rock be without Motley Crue? Nikki has a signature bass that’s both affordable and that sounds great, he calls it the “Blackbird” (fitting eh?). If you love it louder than Hell, then you’re never too young to fall in love with Epiphone’s Nikki Sixx Blackbird electric bass guitar. The original, “DeepSixx” humbuckers are directly mounted for more crunch, and, combined with a simple on/off toggle switch, help you recreate the distinct sound of Motley Crue!
Modulus makes some high end bass guitars and the Quantum Q5 is no exception!! These are a bass players bass, a “wish list” instrument if you will for many – not exactly what you would get as a beginner or intermediate player. Many people who have played gibson, Fender, or other basses and get their hands on a Modulus for the first time never go back! The graphite neck is one of the biggest reasons, but most cite the modern tone and sustain that goes on forever. Quantum 5 basses get near perfect 10 reviews every time bass players talk about them.
Don’t believe me? Watch this video demo of the Modulus 5 Bass guitar for yourself and see what you think:
The 5-string Myrtle Top Quantum Q5 is an electric bass beauty that features a lightweight, ultra-rigid, D-shaped shell made from dozens of layers of hand-formed, aerospace-grade, epoxy-impregnated carbon fibers. With its massive sustain, earthshaking low end, and versatile tone controls, the original Quantum bass neck designed by Modulus has become a popular choice for many of today’s top touring professionals. With an amazing strength-to-weight ratio and a resonant peak far above the range of the notes on a bass, it is an ideal neck for producing crystal clear, even tones. Because the carbon fiber telegraphs attack more quickly than conventional wood necks, Quantum basses maintain a crisp, warm sound with dynamic sensitivity. The beautifully figured myrtle top gives this model the stunning looks to match its awesome sound and playability.
The Peavey Cirrus BXP 5 string bass has some of the best tone I’ve heard in a long time! It’s just so bright and snappy. There was a time when I didn’t want to own anything Peavey at all because I remembered what some of the quality was like about a decade ago – but I’ve seen some really awesome products at affordable prices in the last 5 years or so.
Here’s a YouTube video so you can hear the Peavey Cirrus BXP:
The Cirrus 5 BXP five-string bass guitar delivers great low end at an even lower price. Peavey has taken its most sought after professional basses with exotic woods and hi-tech features and made them more affordable. The Cirrus 5 BXP has a neck-through-body design and construction that delivers unmatched tone, sustain and string clarity more than any bass in its class. With two custom VFL active pickups and a 3-band active EQ, the Cirrus BXP bass allows you full control over volume and tonality. Black hardware and a string-through-finger style bridge.
These Luna Andromeda double cutaway basses are awesome – especially the black version with the dragon design! These things are pretty lightweight and everyone I’ve talked to so far likes to gig them out. It’s only 7 lbs, and these basses are pretty darn responsive for the price range.
The Luna Andromeda Flame electric bass presents sleek, daring lines and ultra-comfortable sculpted body designs. Its lightweight construction makes long concerts a breeze. And double cutaway styling puts the highest notes within easy reach. From the glossy black Opaque bass guitar to the translucent Flame basses, Luna’s Andromedas are a breed apart – contemporary, responsive and equipped with the extras that turn every song into an experience – the musical embodiment of shooting stars. Greek mythology has Andromeda chained to a seaside cliff as a sacrifice to a sea monster in payment for her parents’ vanity. Just in time, she was rescued from the clutches of the monster. The goddess Athena rewarded Andromeda for her loyalty to her parents by placing her in the night sky as a constellation.
Here are some Luna Andromeda basses ending in auctions soon:
The Tobias Growler bass is definitely a lot of funk for your money! You can’t buy an American made guitar for this price – that’s for sure! The active electronics are awesome and the growler will sing whether you’re funking out with slap bass or playing classic rock or country.
Here’s a video review of the Tobias Growler bass in action:
and here’s an improv video with the Tobias Growler:
The American-made Growler features one large, quad-coil custom-designed Bartolini pickup mated to an 18V, dual-channel stereo preamp. Add to this a pair of custom-designed tone shaping switches, and you’ll get everything from killer slap to punchy Latin tones, and every sound in between. 24-fret, double-octave range. Wenge fingerboard. Massive ABM brass bridge. Swamp ash body. Includes hardshell case.