Beginner Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tnm, Jul 1, 2003.

  1. tnm

    tnm Guest

    Jul 1, 2003
    I just took my first lesson. I'd never even held a bass before. Now I NEED to buy one. The guy at the shop where I had my lesson sells/recommends Hohner (I believe the model is "Revalation Standard" - the head stock said "HRB"). Is this a good instrument for $200?

    Thanks for your input.
  2. Tumbao


    Nov 10, 2001
    Welcome to TalkBass! You will find better pre-owned-basses here at Classified Listings. :bassist:
  3. My personal opinion is to go with a pre-owned MIM Fender (MIM=Made in Mexico) or an OLP (sort of a knock off Music Man). Both basses are very low priced and good quality.

    Then again, your teacher is probably more familiar with the bass he suggested...
  4. Schwinn

    Schwinn Guest

    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
    Go to as many stores as you can and scout things out before you buy. Then read up on this site about what is recommended in your price range. Then go look some more. And don't be afraid to look at used basses because musicians are a fickle bunch and sell perfectly good gear all the time. Good luck.
  5. edrw

    edrw Guest

    See it at my thread "Check out my first Bass"
    I went used from a local music shop. I was able to check it out and play it before buying. It has
    a few nicks but plays awsome and it allowed me to
    buy an $800. bass quality for less than half that.
    I spent 2 months checking out new and used bases.
    I found the U.S. made from Canadian parts Godin
    Freeway bases were the best by far in the under $500 range of new bases. What do you think of my new ride? Nice SOLID bridge!
    Good Luck Ed