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Best Beginner Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FBS1996, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. FBS1996


    Feb 14, 2011
  2. Bozendoka


    Mar 13, 2011
  3. Moofknock


    Mar 15, 2011
  4. TMBTC


    Oct 18, 2009
    Squier Classic Vibe..... LOTS of Bass for for the money.
  5. jperala


    Dec 1, 2008
    Finland Espoo
  6. Dusty89


    Apr 4, 2011
    The squire is that classic beginner bass that occupies long hours and grueling practice. When you finally upgrade, It's like taking off your training wheels. Local craigslist, however, is the best way to pick up a very nice bass for a much reduced price. Just be cautious and do research first.
  7. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    The Ibanez SR300, ESP Ltd D4, or ESP Ltd 154DX, or for something simpler but still nicely versative the BC Rich Eagle one with 2band active preamp of choice added.

    If your budget allows for more then $400. Then whatever nicest to you bass you can find in that price range. Get a Pedulla, Ken Smith, Zon, or somesuch if its budgetable ok and you really like them better then lower price stuff youve tried out.
  8. Boyakasha


    Aug 15, 2010
    SX, definitely, you don't know if you will like bass yet, the SX are quality instruments at the best price, or get an used one, but if you want a new one I'd definitely go for an SX.
  9. Planetsmasher


    Jan 11, 2011
    I agree with the Squire. It's a great bass first of all, so you wont get frustrated by the instrument holding you back. (you'll get frustrated, just not by the equiptment). Actually, my best buddie has a Squire Pbass, and I can find not one bad thing to say about it.

    And secondly, if you have a kick at the can, and decide that Bass isn't for you... you don't have a pile of money tied up in it. Sell it for a 50$ bath and you have paid next to nothing to briefly be part of the coolest club on the face of the earth.
  10. jabsys


    Mar 30, 2011
    Squier VM or CV
  11. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    People ask this all the time, but really it's "best" in terms of what? I have a hard time thinking of anything that makes a bass better for beginners than for pros other than the fact that beginners might not want to spend as much money for a particular tone. It's like learning to drive -- you can learn how to drive in a used Chevy or a new Mercedes, both have a steering wheel, gas and brakes. In a bass, you want four strings and pickups that work. Beyond that, it's what you want to spend. If you want to spend $2000, there's no reason you can't learn on a Rickenbacker or a Stingray or whatever. If you want to spend $200, learn on an SX or a Squier.
  12. LennyPenny


    Mar 14, 2011
    Glad to see some Squiers here, ordered one myself two weeks ago (still hasn't arrived..).
  13. The best bass for ANYTHING (yes, for beginners, *insert style* and even teh br00tulest of m3TalZ) is the one that you can afford, that feels good to you and that produces a tone that you like.
  14. jperala


    Dec 1, 2008
    Finland Espoo
    Heh, no LTD for me.. i did try Ibanez SR300 and hit money on the desk. Now i have it and it nice :hyper: