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Five 5-Star ‘Cheap’ Bass Guitars [Under $200] That Won’t Break the Bank

 

Five 5-Star Bass Guitars That Won't Break the Bank Under 200

Five 5-Star ‘Cheap’ Bass Guitars [Under $200] That Won’t Break the Bank…

Cheap, affordable, inexpensive, economical… whatever the word, there comes a time in life when you’ve just got to have a bass. Yeah, you want the bass… but at a great deal, without sacrificing features and style.

  • Maybe you are looking to get started on bass guitar, without investing a fortune…
  • Maybe you have an elementary school child who is just getting interested in music…
  • Maybe you have a teenager who believes it is their life’s mission to be a bassist (having never played or even picked one up… and they have issues sticking with anything long-term and you want to minimize your financial risk)…

Whatever the reason, you want something that has some great features, that won’t break the bank, and yet works well AND motivates you (or them) to play.

Check out these 5 affordable bass guitars under $200, all with 5 star reviews! With 5 great styles, and each under $200, they might be the perfect price-point for you to check out and see if bass is the instrument for you (or your teen/child).

Five 5-Star Bass Guitars That Won't Break the Bank Under 200-1Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar  
Superior tone, smooth playability, great comfort, and fantastic value

The all-new Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special puts classic Fender looks into a distinctively sharp-looking, great-sounding and super-versatile Squier bass model.

Features include a sleek offset-waist body and an ultra-slim fast-action neck, with the added one-two punch of a booming split single-coil Precision Bass middle pickup paired with a growling Jazz Bass single-coil bridge pickup and an active bass-boost circuit that adds additional low-end power. >> VIEW

Five 5-Star Bass Guitars That Won't Break the Bank Under 200-2Tobias Toby Standard-IV Electric Bass
Bold and innovative

Epiphone is proud to reintroduce the classic bass that players have been asking for, the Toby Standard IV. With its roots in the original designs introduced over 10 years ago, the “Toby” brought real innovation to bassists hungry for something that reflected modern playing styles. And now, Epiphone brings back this classic design, once again putting cutting edge sounds and designs in the hands of all musicians. >> VIEW

Five 5-Star Bass Guitars That Won't Break the Bank Under 200-3Peavey Milestone 4 String Electric Bass
One of the best-loved student basses

This cutting-edge instrument is the result of Peavey’s continual dedication to the working musician. The Milestone bass is a rare combination of stunning craftsmanship and intelligent design with a reasonable price range.

The body design is both classic and elegant. The perfectly balanced body provides an intuitive feel, as if the bass is an extension of the player’s body. Try one today and get ready to be amazed. The patent pending Peavey Powerplate is a new innovation for stringed instruments. The Powerplate is a metal plate that is embedded into the back of the headstock which increases sustain and volume. The Powerplate is mounted using the machine heads and increases the amount of string vibration energy that is projected by the instrument. >> VIEW

Five 5-Star Bass Guitars That Won't Break the Bank Under 200-4Dean Custom Zone 4-String Bass Guitar Nuclear Green (or Florescent Pink)
Outrageous finishes and a sweet price

The Dean Zone Bass Guitar is an unruly axe with shocking colors and a sensuous basswood body. The maple fingerboard color matches the body and has black block markers and 20 frets. Split pickups and black hardware. No one can say you have “just another bass.” >>VIEW

Five 5-Star Bass Guitars That Won't Break the Bank Under 200-5Ibanez TMB100 4 String Bass Tri-Fade Burst
A cool retro look with a sound that will inspire players of all ages

The TMB100 gets back to basics and delivers a one-two punch by combining a passive P/J pickup configuration with a retro Ibanez body design for a bass that delivers in looks and sound.

Features include a Mahogany body for a warm, punchy tone, a Maple neck with Rosewood fretboard, a Standard bridge and a tortoise shell pickguard to complete the classic vibe. Electronics consist of an Ibanez DXP neck pickup and a DXJ bridge pickup for that rich, vintage sound and a Custom 2-band active EQ for increased tonal options. >>VIEW

Do you have any other suggestions for 5-Star ‘Cheap’ Bass Guitars [Under $200]? Share!

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  1. Joe Motley

    May 27, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    I love that there are articles out like this. When I started bass in the very late 80’s – early 90’s boutique basses were the rage and every bass in the magazines were too expensive. To a kid, the magazines made it seem like you were not worthy to play bass if you could not afford a boutique bass and high-end amp. It was very off-putting. Thanks for posting an article like this about budget basses. If it inspires just one kid to play, it is well worth it!

  2. Dan Zywan

    May 29, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    So, is this a race to the bottom? Cheaper and cheaper basses. You get what you pay for. If you get a cheap bass you will always have a cheap bass. People don’t want to pay for music. So why should you have to pay good money for a good bass? Good instruments appreciate in value. Pick up a really good bass and figure out how to pay for it. Probably you won’t be able to afford it now, So you work for it.

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