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2nd Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lil_bass_boy, Oct 25, 2001.

  1. lil_bass_boy

    lil_bass_boy Banned

    Oct 25, 2001
    Maryland, USA
    Hey everybody,

    I've been thinking of getting a second bass next year ot sometime around that. The one I've been playing with is a cheap Yamaha. I was just wondering, what would be a good decision for a second bass. Im not one of the experts like some of the guys here, but Im not inexperianced.

    I was thinking of getting a used Fender Precision or Jazz bass. Its really nice. A clear finish with a orange/yellow sunburst. I played it and it sounded wonderful. Price is $399. A good deal in my opinion.

    So, if you could help, thanks.

    -Lil' Bass Boy
  2. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Which one is it?? Precision, or Jazz??

    Anyway, if it is a U.S. made Fender, then I would say it is a good deal. If it is a Mexican model, you can buy new ones for that price. So it all depends.

    If it is a MIA Fender, then I say go for it. If it plays good, sounds good, and feels good to you, you can't go wrong. Fenders (especially Jazz basses) are arguably some of the most versatile basses out there.

    If it is a MIM Fender, go buy a new one, for that price.
  3. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    those are both good choices, imo the jazz is a better choice than the P, they are more versitile, have a better tone IMO, the neck is also a bit smaller and easier to play.

    as stated if the bass you played for that price is a used mim, go new, its more advantagious, if its a used mia, and it feels good and sounds good, and isnt too beat up, go for it.

    i still do recomend, playing more than just the 2 basses as there are many other brands out there in that price range that you may like more
  4. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Excellent advice has already been given, but I will add just one small tag... Even if it is an MIM, if it feels good to you, you may want to try bargaining rather than just buying a new one. Yeah, the price is steep, but feel goes a long way in 'bass satisfaction' :D

    As cassanova says, it's in your best interest to play as many basses as you can before shelling out the coin!

  5. lil_bass_boy

    lil_bass_boy Banned

    Oct 25, 2001
    Maryland, USA
    Thanks for responding.

    I did play alot of other basses there. The other one was a 5 string persion. That one was nice. I play higher end Yamaha's and Warwick, Ernie Balls, Pedullas. Some are out of my price range though.

    Thanks for the opinions.
  6. well...i dont know about the basses ur talkin about...i did play my bros jazz and its pretty nice :D but go big or dont go at all (what i always say)