first bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lozenger, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. Lozenger


    Feb 26, 2003
    ok i am new and i have never had a bass before but i have been obsessed on the idea for a while and at last i am buying one. i have a price range of about £150 and dont mind second hand items as long as their in good condition. i went to the local music shop and looked at a few and the one that caught my eye was a black fender squire p-bass for £115. i was wondering if this was a good price or not and who has had one and would how is it? thanks :bassist: ;)
  2. If you are going to go Squire I highly suggest the P Bass Special. It has the P/J pickup configuration. It will give you more versatility and plus it's just cool.

    Also look for STANDARD, not AFFINITY models.
  3. Get an essex, they are the best basses for that money. But, if you don't want to wait for your bass to ship then go with the P-bass.
  4. demolition

    demolition Guest

    Jul 5, 2003
    If you are to buy the Squier model bass go with the standard P-Bass Special,its a bit more expensive than the regular Affinity p-bass by Squier(about 50.00 $ american).
    But its a much better made Squier model,there are 2 types of Fender Squiers,the Affinity and the Standard models,and the standard being much better.
    This is fact and not opinion,go with a good name bass,its a good rule of thumb that will not fail.:bassist:
  5. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    The Mitten
    you can get into an entry level Spector for $300.00 American, that's a great bass for the buck, I believe that's an active bass too. Im not sure if that is in your price range since your across the pond and have no idea what 150 would be in American Dollars, but in my opionion that's a great bass for that price.
  6. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    It's about $242.00.
  7. I did that...everyone said they're better then Fenders,my teacher says they're crap.And says since it's that cheap and all that's why it causes a bit more fret buzz.
  8. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Carlsbad, NM
    I'd definatly have to say the Squier Affinity is a lot better than the Squier Standard series. The Affinity series is made with an alder body, while the Squier Standard series is made with an Agathis body.
  9. diskette7


    May 25, 2003
    not that i've tried every entry level bass out there, but when i was in your spot about a year ago, i went with the squier affinity p bass and have absolutely no regrets. at that point, i was interested in the bass, but didn't want to spend a ton of money in case i later realized i wasn't feeling being a bass player. it has served me well and i've had no problems with it. i've recently moved up to a fender p bass and i definitely notice a difference in tone, but that's to be expected obviously. so i recommend the squiers.