what bass should i get?

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  1. dawsonabd

    dawsonabd

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    im thinking of getting a bass, it will be my first one and im looking for something thats under 700. i play mostly beatles and i will be playing in my school band, so nothing to crazy... any ideas?
     
  2. MoscowRadio

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    If you like the Beatles you should look for Hofner copies, I think Epiphone has a nice one within your price range.
     
  3. dawsonabd

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    ya i was looking at some of the violin basses but i dont think i want one, the hofner club looks pretty nice and there is one model for 5 or 600
     
  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Get a used Hofner CT and be done put some labella Beatle flats on it and she will sing "I wanna hold your hand" all night long.
     
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  6. MoscowRadio

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    You could also go for Mexican Fender or G&L Tribute, those basses go for about 700$ new and 400-500$ used.
     
  7. Mikio

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    Epiphone Les Paul special, the best bass of it's kind.
     
  8. dawsonabd

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    im going for that vintage kind of look and sound but i dont really want to copy paul mccartney... a hofner would be nice
     
  9. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Well playing mostly Beatles?... for that price range a Ric is out of the question if you are playing more in your High School Band than at home I would recommend Moscow's suggestion and you could also pick up a used Honer Icon which has that wonderful Hofner thump as well.
     
  10. MoscowRadio

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    I think a Fender Modern Player Telecaster Bass would be right up your alley.
     
  11. TMBTC

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  12. dawsonabd

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    i think id be playing more often at home than for the school band, songs like please please me and their earlier music. i thiknk a hofner would be a good choice,,, im getting a band started up and i think it would suit the style of music i want to play
     
  13. mcm

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    Start with the basics. Get a pbass
     
  14. glorth2

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    This, maybe a Squire.
     
  15. Diesel Kilgore

    Diesel Kilgore

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    A nice P bass will serve you well. Don't really know about the quality of the Squier Affinity's these days. But for about a hundred more you could get a nice VM Squier P. Or for about 25 less then an Affinity you could get a VM Jaguar which is essentially a P bass in a different body style. Nice thin Jazz neck on them as well. Short or long scale.
     
  16. JCheung

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    +1 for a squier precision, maybe a classic vibe series
     
  17. gareth dunster

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    A violin bass has got a lot of character, not totally in a good way. Unless you're setting up a tribute band get something that will fit in in any band, like a pbass
     
  18. JoeWPgh

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    You should hit a guitar shop and check some basses out. There's a big difference between a 34" inch scale and a 30ish. If you have average to large hands, I'd second the Squir recommendation. If you have very small hands, check out some of the short scale basses.
     
  19. lolmont

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    Squire P bass or Squire Mustang if you think you'd be more comfortable with a short scale.
     

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