I bought a cheap Japanese Semi-Acoustic Bass, as I thought it was a good idea at the time!
I played it "in anger" the first time I practised with a group! Fortunately I was able to utilize a fairly ancient guitar amp that belonged to the leader of the group as I had no amp of my own (I used a Tape Recorder!).
That was early 70's.
I soon progressed to a "customised" Futurama 6 String Bass (which I still have). Needs some work as there is a crack near the headstock.
I progressed to a Fender Jazz in around 72 I suppose.
The group went its separate ways in the mid 70's. We did release an LP on a Christian Record Label in 1973.
The keyboard player from the group formed another band in the late 70's. We did a couple of Studio Sessions. I left after a couple of years due to lack of gigs!
Since the mid to late 80's I have played in a Church Music Group.
My next acquisition was a Yamaha BB400S Fretless (lined... fortunately) in the late 80's.
For the last 17 years or so I have been using a Yamaha TRB-6P bought Second-Hand from the Bass Centre in London.
I use a Trace-Elliot Combo (15" speaker) which belongs to the Church, though I have a Vox Escort Bass 50 at home if the need arises.
Check out the forums. Have fun.
My bass playing is also at church. Six new songs each week keeps me on my toes.
Also play rhythm guitar - same ole 50 songs over and over, on auto pilot here. I show up because we are friends.
Welcome, I think you will like it here. Several forums to choose from.
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