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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rwz, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. rwz

    rwz

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    I have had some short discussion before about getting started on bass. Just to recap, I play piano, acoustic, sax and have always wanted to play around with bass.
    I have found a brand new squire affinity p bass , brand new, for 125.00
    is this a good choice? does it have the right number of frets? Is it something that I will get tired of quickly or something that will be around for years.
    Thanks
  2. CRich0205

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    Yes it's a fine bass to start on. Some of those squire basses are really good basses. Plus if you fall ou of love with it you won't be out a ton of money either. Good luck.
  3. Mitchinboxer

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    Unfortunately, the squier affinity line has a quite poor standard of quality over all. I recommend looking through the squier vintage modified line for your starter, those are still affordable, but they will really last you years.
  4. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Supporting Member

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    For someone of your skill level I would aim a little higher than the Affinity line. The Vintage modified and the Classic Vibe Squires are great bang for the buck basses. I just bought a VM Precision that is just killer no matter what I paid for it. [​IMG]
  5. Bass Fund

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    I'd look for a used Peavey Foundation or T40-T20. They sell for around $250-$300.

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