Cheap and good bass guitar for an absolute beginner who wants to play metal.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Vasilca, Aug 18, 2018.


  1. Vasilca

    Vasilca

    Aug 18, 2018
    Hi! I just registered to ask you guys one very important question: Is Fender Squier Affinity J-bass fine for playing metal? If not, PLEASE RECOMMEND ME SOMETHING ELSE UNDER ABOUT 350 EUROS!
     
  2. Mark76

    Mark76

    Dec 1, 2015
    Leicester
    Which sub-genre of Metal?
     
  3. Vasilca

    Vasilca

    Aug 18, 2018
    Thrash and extreme metal in general.
     
  4. superheavyfunk

    superheavyfunk 音楽は人生だ

    Mar 11, 2013
    Toronto
    Literally any working bass will do. Make sure the electronics work, the neck is straight, and the frets aren't sprouting from the sides of the board and you're good to go.
     
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  5. Mark76

    Mark76

    Dec 1, 2015
    Leicester
    Mothman in 5... 4... 3...
     
  6. Herrick

    Herrick

    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    That bass will be fine.

    Welcome to TalkBass by the way. And who is the band in your avatar?
     
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  7. Vasilca

    Vasilca

    Aug 18, 2018
    The speed metal gods Motorhead.
     
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  8. Vasilca

    Vasilca

    Aug 18, 2018
    And btw thanks for the replies!
     
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  9. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    What's the best bass for metal? A perennial TB question. Still unanswered.
     
  10. Sid the Kid

    Sid the Kid Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2013
    Illinois
    For the absolute beginner check out Ibanez!

    Looks that will fit the genre, great sound, inexpensive, beginner friendly thin neck, widely available everywhere.

    Of course literally any bass will work. Just hold down the root and nobody will even notice you or your bass on stage. As it should be.
     
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  11. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
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  12. Ironbar

    Ironbar Inactive

    Aug 24, 2013
    Tigard, Oregon
    So, is this another "Best cheap bass for metal" thread?
     
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  13. Literally any 5-string will do.
     
  14. Jscriv

    Jscriv

    Feb 3, 2017
    Tonawanda NY
    Google Express

    Any ibanez with soap bars or humbuckers gets my vote. click the link!! It's the best example I've got in your price range
     
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  15. JakobT

    JakobT

    Jan 9, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
    ^^^^
    This.
     
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  16. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    for a High quality low cost bass and a metal look...I suggest LTD especially the F Series of basses...35" scale and decent pre-amps...for the money they can't be beat

    IMHO much better for what you are trying to achieve than the Squier...and better built

    for example:

    Used LTD F-255 FM Bass Guitar Red

    LTD F-105 5 String Bass White (USED) | Manchester Music Mill

    Esp Ltd F-155DX w/ EMG-40DC | Francisco 's Gear Outlet

    ESP LTD F-154DX EL. BASS FLAME MAPLE SEE THRU BLACK

    ESP LTD B-155DX 5-String Bass - Barely Used | Quinn's Music
     
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  17. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Go around to the second hand shops & find the best one.
     
  18. rodv66

    rodv66 Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2016
    NJ
    Epiphone Thunderbird...
    G&L

    My two picks
     
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  19. BillyBA

    BillyBA

    May 17, 2017
    Atlanta, Ga
     
  20. Mothman is only for someone doing symphonic metal in Ab major without an amp. Super specific application for mothman else it would be considered a waste of money with no real world use.
     
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