|tiritos ||10-12-2013 06:45 AM |
Bass for an absolute begginer
Hi guys! I am beggining and I am not sure of which of these is better for me. Could you try to help me?
- Yamaha RBX 374
- Cort Action
- Squire Vintage Mid Jazz 70'
- Sterling SUB
Thanks a lot!!
|solderjunkie ||10-12-2013 06:50 AM |
What kind of music do you like?
Which player inspires you?
|JCheung ||10-12-2013 07:03 AM |
Agreed with the above, the best place to start is to know who inspired you to play? What music and bassists do you listen to? What do they play? Knowing none of this my personal preference is the jazz in that group. But it may change based oh what sound you go for. Also remember a good bass amp will go a lot further toward a good sound so that should be a priority
|Trayster2 ||10-12-2013 07:20 AM |
Ibanez gsr200 is best for an absolute beginner. The fret board is fast & comfortable making it very easy to play. Check You Tube for the Maxproud channel. He's got some very informative reviews of many good, affordable basses.
|hrodbert696 ||10-12-2013 08:01 AM |
The standard, canned, but correct, advice - go to a store and get them in your hands. Is this list based on internet shopping or is it what's actually in your local music store? There is no one best bass for beginners, and no one best bass for any given style of music. It's VERY much a matter of what feels comfortable and attractive to the individual player. Some people like slim necks, some like round clubby necks... etc. etc.
Of the ones you list, I like jazz basses and VM Squiers generally, and I like Yamaha as a company overall, so I would gravitate towards those. But that's me, and your personal taste may vary.
|remainthesame ||10-12-2013 08:13 AM |
I always recommend a squier P to beginners. I know it wasnt on your list but I thought id throw that out there.
As said, put them in your hands and see how they feel.
My fav from that list would be the RBX.
|MrBKerth ||10-12-2013 08:30 AM |
Yamaha has some real gems out there but I'm biased to the jazz as my main instrument is a jazz. Like was mentioned earlier, just feel which ones right for you
|tiritos ||10-12-2013 08:31 AM |
Well, I really like Flea, but funky also. The list is based in oponions of friends and forums. I played drums in some bands and we had always
|sbassface ||10-12-2013 08:46 AM |
if you like flea, a sterling by musicman sounds like a natural choice, you'll enjoy playing if you can get some musicman sounds, which maybe you're udes to hearing...
|tiritos ||10-20-2013 11:38 AM |
What do you think about Cort Artisan basses?
|SBassman ||10-20-2013 11:55 AM |
Second vote for an Ibanez. Super comfortable necks.
Far easier to play, in my opinion, than many other basses.
impossible to answer what is 'best' for you, without more information .. a completed profile is the most important thing you can offer when asking for advice ... are you 12 years old, 20 or 60? .. do you have musical experience with a different instrument? ... do you $50 to work with or make 100K a year with an unlimited budget ... ??
.... you can go try out everything you can get your hands on and see what is most comfortable, but to do that you will probably need to buy new ... with that, realize that you will probably pay a little more than you should, but the bass should be able to be set-up a bit FOR you by the shop ...
... best case scenario, you know someone who plays bass, and they can help you 'walk' into it ... just keep in mind .. you dont need your 'ultimate' bass to get started ... exactly the opposite .. you just need something to learn the fretboard and makes noise .. put your money into knowlege/lessons/etc. ... and then in your journey when you know what you want/need, you can get it ... just find something comfortable for you to play, and then don't put it down ... challenge yourself, but have fun ... JMHO
|tiritos ||11-02-2013 07:45 PM |
I think is not so difficult. I just know to learn. At last I bought a Squier Vintage Modified jaguar. Thanks for the help
|Immigrant ||11-02-2013 07:47 PM |
Congrats and have fun with it! Post a photo if you can because we are sick and like to see basses.
|Staccato ||11-02-2013 08:19 PM |
Whatever you choose, make sure that you throw $300 or more at a 'used' bass that's priced right! You will be surprised at how much bang for the buck you can get on the pre-owned market. Skip the ones that are overpriced, and land a winner!
|GoLeafsGo ||11-11-2013 04:08 PM |
Am also just starting out, and I also got the Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar. Am really enjoying learning to play this thing! Was also a drummer for quite a few years, and wanted to try something else. My hands aren't as young as they once were (not that forty sixteen is old) and the Jaguar just felt right.
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