I've been wanting a bass to mess around with for a while and made plans to find a cheap (sub $200) bass today. That was before I saw the thread on the pawn shop series Bass VI here.
I've wanted a Bass VI for a really long time now, but never found one locally. even if I did, I doubt I would have been able to find one for a reasonable price. Finding out that the pawn shop series added a Bass VI changed my plans for a super cheap bass. Looked around today and found that there weren't any in stock anywhere, but was asked "are you absolutely set on the pawn shop version?". I was then motioned to:
2012 japanese reissue.
twice the price of the PS version but played and sounded amazing. I was apprehensive, but being of weak will and egged on by my friends, I got it.
Been jamming on it for a few hours now, I'm loving it. Now I gotta pick up a tech21 VT Bass (running the VI into my twin right now, doesn't sound bad but not really bassy), another strap and maybe finally get the empress compressor I've been wanting. I was worried that it would have the standard jazzmaster bridge that I'd maybe have to replace with a Mastery since I love it on my jazzmaster, but it has different saddles so I don't think it'll be an issue. The D string buzzes a bit at the bridge though, but that's the only thing I can fault on it.
one more thing to check off of my "gotta get one at some point in my life" list.