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Buying a Bass today.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TotalJam, Jul 10, 2004.

  1. TotalJam


    Jul 8, 2004
    Id like to know wich bass would be "the best" :rolleyes: for a new bassist, i realy want to start getting into it... thank a lot for the help.

    Anyways. Please give me sugestions/comments/anything to help me :D

    Yamaha RBX370

    Peavey Millennium 4 BXP

    Ibanez GSR200

    Squier Standard Jazz Bass

    Aria IGB40

    Fernandes Gravity 4X

    Ibanez RD300

    Those are some of the ones i was looking at on music123. Any other sugestions are awsome!. My price range is like 100-300dolla. Thanks for the help :bassist:
  2. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    I have the ARIA, It was a good bass to start on but the better I get/more I play the more I fell it kinda feels like I'm playing cardboard. It's better than the Yamaha though. I'm not a fan of Squiers or Ibanez (but I never played that model) and I never played the Peavey or the Fernandes. Hope this helps.
  3. Brat


    Jun 4, 2004
    NW Indiana.
    My first (and only) bass is an Ibanez GSR400. The only difference is that it has another volume knob. I've trid Squire and Yamaha at GC and they didnt sound as good as this one. (Plus all the Yamaha necks were bent badly) I have a cheap Peavy amp with that and it sounds pretty good for a bass in that price range.
  4. Thing I know, that low prices peavey basses are very good bass for that price....
  5. krazy_olie


    May 10, 2004
    I have the gsr200 it's an easy bass to play for begginners because of the thin neck if it's been set up reasonably (i've played a few some were fine some had high action. i've had minor problems with jacks and tone controls, the strings went bad after a few months., but nothing major, it's sturdy. It produces really good sounds, the p/j volume controls really let you mould your sound so it's ideal for a begginner bassist who should be playing varying styles of music.
    it has it's minor flaws but the sound variety and quality is great. IMO it beats everything in it's price range and the great thing is i dont really want a new bass for another 18 months at least and i would still use this one. i probably have the same amp, peavey microbass, not the best features but i would strongly recommend it as it's eq complements the ibanez set up.
  6. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA

    Get a bass from there, you'll get a much better price/quality ratio going. Don't go for the squier.
  7. TotalJam


    Jul 8, 2004
    Anyone else know about this site? ...
  8. T. Alan Smith

    T. Alan Smith Guest

    Sep 9, 2001

    What HE said! :cool:
  9. I can't speak for the others, but I really like my <a href="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=131331">Peavey Millenium 5 AC BXP</a>. The AC is a big step up from the regular BXP, and I believe Musician's Friend (www.musiciansfriend.com) carries the four strings right at $300.