Hey guys, I'm a guitar player (a poor one at that) who was recently asked to fill in on bass for a friends band.
Seeing as I had 0 bass equipment I went out to the local thrift shop and picked up a Peavey fury 4 bass for $85 and I've been using that through my PA amp and PA speakers (amp is a Peavey xr600b 210watt@4ohm and 300watt@2ohm) for practice. Very ghetto I know...
I've actually been enjoying playing in this band and bass has been an unexpectedly fun change of pace. I'm considering making my position in the band a little more permanent so I'm going to need an actual rig.. starting with a cab.
I like my bass sounding clean and low as possible. The less high frequency's coming through the speakers the better. I actually play almost exclusively on the neck pickup. Taking this and my extremely small amount of knowledge I've decided that I'm going to look for a 2x15 cab for starters.. and that my friends leads me to the Crate bx-215. I found one local on CL that I think I should be able to pick up for about $130 or maybe a little less. Do you guys think that would be worth it? is it even a halfway decent cabinet?
I'm of course open to suggestions for others as well. budget is very limited and I'll definitely be buying used. I would like to stay in the $150 range (that's horrible I know) for now and possible upgrade later if we start to get more serious.
I appreciate any help and guidance, and I'm sorry for the novel