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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by terror13, Sep 25, 2001.

  1. terror13

    terror13 Guest

    Sep 25, 2001
    Hey guys, as you can probably tell, I am just getting my feet wet in the wide world of bass. I would appreciate it if you guys could help me out a little. If you could tell me about any good deals you know about, tell me what some good brands are, etc. Anything can help. Thanks.
  2. Welcome to TalkBass, terror! (Is that a name your parents use or did you think it up?) ;)

    Can't really give you any realistic direction until we know;

    - budget you have for the instrument (and do you already have the amp and cable?)

    - kind(s) of music you will be playing or want to play with it
  3. terror13

    terror13 Guest

    Sep 25, 2001
    I can spend up to like $200, I don't really want to go above that because I'm just starting out. I have nothing right now, ture beginner.
  4. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Carlsbad, NM
    If $200 is all ya got for a Bass, Amp, and Cable you arn't gonna get that far. Bass wise, I suggest prob getting a Squier P-Bass.. that will cost you $159 at Musicians friend.
  5. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    get one of those kits were you get a squier bass and a amp and some other stuff...

    or save a little more....
  6. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    get a carl thompson bass. It is a great deal for $200.
  7. The Affinity Squier Bass Pak.. I dont know.. You have $200 Americian?? So thats what.. $349324342428272 Canadian.. well i suggest the affinty bass pak.. it comes with everything u need. Its a good starter bass.. and if you end up not liking the bass after a month or 2 of playing it.. if u cant return it and get ur $$$ back.. Fender has a good name and you can sell it and not lose too much money.
  8. terror13

    terror13 Guest

    Sep 25, 2001
  9. I started with one of the beginner package deals.Like you,I did`nt have a whole lot in my budget.Granted you will outgrow most of these "starter" basses fairly soon but at least it will get you started in the world of bass.
  10. Komakino

    Komakino Guest

    Feb 23, 2001
    Somerset, England
    I've used one of the bass pak amps from squier and it really sucks....only really good if you're gonna use it just to hear yourself as you're starting off and thinking of investing in a decent Amp shortly afterwards. The squier bass though is pretty good for a's what I have and it's fine.
  11. I agree 100% with you there yottskry ole bean!:cool: Most of the package set ups have cheesy ass wimpy little amps.I know my Ibanez 10watter sucked big time!Like you said ,not much use other than to hear yourself play.

    btw,your website is "way bitchin`dude!":D
  12. td1368


    Jan 9, 2001
    Recently I played the Squire Affinity P-bass recently and I thought for 179 it had a decent feel and tone. Don't know how it would hold up over the long haul but they seemed pretty good to me.
  13. terror13

    terror13 Guest

    Sep 25, 2001
    Does anyone know how good the Kramer Focus 420S Bass is? Still looking for the right bass.
  14. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    i have a CRATE beginner pack, the amp sux, but i like the bass, it costs $285
  15. lo-end

    lo-end Guest

    Jun 15, 2001
    bass: Ibanez Soundgear or Squier Precision

    amp: Peavey Microbass!!!!! :D :D

    seriously though, check out that peavey amp. IMO, the best ever starter amp. Excellent tone and its 20 watts!
  16. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I'd get a used mim jazz or p-bass, whatever ya dig.