Looking for my first bass!
After playing guitar for 7 years in several bands
i decided my true calling was to play bass,
that it was the passion for playing i was missing for a long time.
Sold my guitars for pocket change(one chinese ibanez clone of unknown origins and a Cort Stat2) and am now on my journey
to find my bass!
Now i have a bit of an issue, i live in Israel,
and guitars/basses cost in stores about 2/3 times what you would pay for the same brand/model in america or uk.
i managed to gather around $240
I really dislike the neck profile of P-basses, as i have small woman-like hands and the girth is too much to handle.
Jazz Basses are fine, scale length is long but i can get used to it. I would love the extended range of a 5 string but it really isnt a priority for me.
I love SX Basses but Rondo charges $115 shipping to israel, plus i have to buy a hardshell case, making it cost more than twice what i pay for a bass.
Thomann seem kind of fine, since most of their harley bentons plus the 50 euro shipping is still cheaper than any other bass i can find.
Any opinions on this bass? http://www.thomann.de/intl/harley_be...rod_5_bass.htm
A big thanks if you actually managed to read any of this, let alone reply!
P.S. Dont comment about finding Second-hand basses, the second hand market for bass in israel is dead, both online and in local retailers.
I have no idea if they're any good or not, but Squier makes a short scale bass called the Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special you may want to check out.
I don't know what your buying options are in Israel, but here's a link that you can see the bass at anyway:
That squier IS a nice bass, but i have no way of bringing it affordably in to Israel that i know of.
and buying it new is (And i am not joking) $423.64
So, you have 240 $ - and in Israel instruments cost 2 or 3 times as much as in the US?
That means, in US prices, your pricerange is between 80 and 160 $.
For that, you get...........nothing. Only crap.
My tipp: try to earn some money, and then buy a used bass.
There are musicians in Israel, too - and they sell instruments, too.
Look at all the Squier models, Jazz Basses with 4 or 5 strings - there you'll find the right bass for you.
Greetz from germany
Dude, go for it. If you have a decent amp, I'm willing to bet it will do just fine.
Welcome to the family!
Since buying a bass at retail/second-hand is almost entirely out of the question, i was wondering about buying from online vendors, if you know any like Thomann who have cheap international shipping or something. I know buying Sight-unseen is a big issue, but for the ammount of money i'm saving here i'm willing to take the risk.
Well a couple of basses i could find i sort of afford if i stretch are:
Cort Action Junior (Had good experience with Cort guitars so leaning a bit to it)
Flea Bass junior, though that one is stretching me quite a bit.
Any opinions on those?
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