buying the right bass

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by rhcpfan, Jul 25, 2000.

  1. rhcpfan


    Jul 24, 2000
    I've been playing for about six months and I have a 4 string fender squier p-bass. I want to buy a 5 string bass and I wanted to know what kind would be best. I mean the sound, the look and even the weight but in a affordable price.

    thanks in advance!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    Each player has different criteria for the best bass. I would take a look at 5 or 6 basses in your price range. Play each of them for 20 min to 1/2 hour. Ask yourself the following questions:

    which sounds best (to you?)
    which is most comfortable
    which is made best
    which do you feel you won't be bored with in a year or two
    which bass has "your name on it"
    which store do you have the most confidence in.