Thanks to Ask MusicRadar, the power of your axe-buying knowledge and following the search to find, name and honour the best acoustic and electric guitars under £300, we've finally uncovered the best budget basses your money can buy.
This is a gallery of the top 10 as chosen by you. All cost under £300 and are well worthy of your consideration, but we do have one overall winner… scroll through to reveal the very best. First up: Vintage EST96.
“The EST96 looks like a Music Man StingRay with a flame top and a brown/’burst finish. Admirably supported by a Wilkinson double coil bass pickup and a powerful three-band onboard EQ, it’s a more serious contender than might originally be thought”.
Why you love it:
"I used to play a Vintage EST96. True, I chose it chiefly because I was young and skint. But, actually, it did me proud for a good few years and looks and plays much better than its low price portrays. I'd definitely recommend one". (From Adam via email, thanks)