Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to be able to buy every instrument I ever wanted. Would I end up with a pile of instruments ranging from cheap to extremely expensive, only a few of them touched, most of them never played simply because I never learned to? Or maybe I would instead, knowing that my choice is unlimited, grow a more refined taste for things of exceptional quality and only purchase those items which are the best of the best? I like to imagine that I would create a mausoleum of instruments, played only once or twice, displayed and ready to be taken at my own leisure and pleasure. A sleek design with lights falling on individual instruments, darkening out the empty spaces in between. I would have the best of each type of item. The best Harmonica, the best guitar, the best mandolin, the best piano and the best bass guitar. Fortunate then that I do not get to buy everything I wish, for if I did, I would be nothing more than a collector, a man who instead of playing the instruments simply gets them to have them. To whom the idea of best is not that it plays and sounds well, but it looks well as part of and complements well the collection it is a part of. That is not the point of a musical instrument, though if you are one of those people who collect them know that you too have the right to do as you wish, but also know that you scarcely deserve the best bass guitar under 2000. Not because you will not value it, but because you will not be able to help it fulfill its purpose.
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Top 5 Best Bass Guitars Under 2000
|1||Fender Jaco Pastorius Jazz Electric Bass||(5 / 5)||Check on Amazon
|2||Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 4 Bass||(4.9 / 5)||Check on Amazon
|3||ESP RB-1004||(4.9 / 5)||Check on Amazon
|4||Fender American Deluxe Dimension Bass IV||(4.8 / 5)||Check on Amazon
|5||Sterling by Music Man RAY34-HB Bass||(4.8 / 5)||Check on Amazon
The most expensive bass guitars, or the not most expensive but the best bass guitars under 2000, all have one thing in common: they have outstanding quality. They are capable of producing any sound that you can dream up. Your speed and the strength of your slap don’t matter to these instruments, they will perform, they will keep up. Which is why these instruments are usually relegated to being bought by those who know why they are buying them. Beginners, amateurs and collectors might not be fit for them, because they will not be able to appreciate the true value of the guitar as a musician dedicated to his craft would. So, before you buy, think about why you are buying this beautiful piece of equipment.
In my mausoleum, every item exhibited has a specific reason it is exhibited for, but none of the reasons they are exhibited include the most important – what the instrument has meant to me. You see in this imaginary place of deceased instruments, ones without any future or past, there is no space for an instrument that has a history, that has been played until its wood is frayed, aged and frail, where the guitar bears the marks of heavy use, stickers and has been blemished by memories. In the mausoleum only perfection may exist, and history is flawed. Which is funny, because I also believe that only instruments with a long history of being used, ones that have emotional value through the things they experienced with their owners, are the ones that deserve to be cherished and preserved for a long time. I still keep my very first guitar around, old and not the best sounding, but still there. So do most of my friends. The one I was most surprised by and happy about was the guitar that the bass player from my first band kept. The bass guitar he has kept for so many years is the one we bought together, the one we made so many memories with. It is the one that I thought would not last much beyond 5 years, but has lasted up to today. He keeps it with him, whenever he moves somewhere. Nowadays it is old, barely usable most of the time, but the point of it is not to be under heavy use all the time. The point is to carry around the ambition and determination he had when he was just starting out, to remind him to push himself, because he knows that there was nothing more he wanted in his life than to perform on his bass guitar. Even today, when he has owned the best bass guitars under 2000, he still believes that the old piece of memory living in the corner of his living room is the one that helps him be a better musician every day. That is why he came to me for help with buying a bass guitar after so many years apart – he knows that memories are just as important as the quality of the guitar.