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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by markschuler, Nov 24, 2012.


  1. markschuler

    markschuler

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    I recently played bass with some old friends who were both guitar players and I loved it!'

    I wanted to pick up a bass and amp and I am out of the loop. I am eyeballing a GK MB112ii (new for $275) and a 1999 Warwick Corvette Standard bass (used for around $550). Are these good starting choices? I want to stay under $1000, but my guitars are all high end Anderson's and Suhr's and I want good, well-made pieces.

    Any opinions would be appreciated.
    Mark
     
  2. BassPlayer95

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    Personally, I can't speak for Warwick myself, being as I'm still on a starter bass, but I've heard videos and everyone on here loves them, they seem really great. Did you buy used? i think the price is a little high. Congrats though!!!
     
  3. Profania_bass

    Profania_bass Profanity Fish.

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    If it's a German made used Corvette, that's a great price! Be sure to check out its country of origin. Sounds like a great deal though, I own a Corvette and am absolutely over the moon with it :) have fun!
     
  4. mcook

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    i am certainly not an expert since i recently started playing. i did do a lot of research and found the esp b104 had 5 star reviews without a bad review in 18 different reviews. i bought used on ebay for very low $xxx. they sell new for well under 5c:hyper:
     
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  6. markschuler

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    The bass was made in 1999, so as I far as I can tell, it is German, correct?

    Mark

    PS Any thoughts on the amp?
     
  7. Pet Sounds

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    Beware of separation of the pieces of the neck and/or headstock on the Warwick.
     

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