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Help me! I'm drowning...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JimmyCraig, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. JimmyCraig


    Jul 12, 2012
    Well actually no I'm not really drowning....I've figuratively drowning in choices....

    Jesus that was a bad start, lets try again.

    Hello there anonymous internet dweller, I could use your assistance in helping choose between the basses:

    1. Fender Modern Player Tele bass
    2. Fender Modern Player Jazz bass
    2. Squier vintage modified p bass
    3 Squier vintage modified jazz bass

    I am also considering buying one of these amps:
    1. Hartke VX3500 Bass Guitar Amp
    2. Peavey Tour TKO115/TNT115

    Which do you think I should get?
    Thank you for your assistance, or lack thereof.
  2. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Phillipsburg, NJ
    Is this going to be your 1st Bass? If so I'd start with the P-Bass. I personally would try to get an extra $100 - $200 together and go for a Used MIJ Squier P-Bass or even a Bullet Bass. You're gonna get 100 different opinions on this. I recommend get to a music store and start playing them.
  3. JimmyCraig


    Jul 12, 2012
    This is my first bass and amp, but certainly not my first time playing bass. I know what sound I'm looking for. A John Paul Jones sound, with the occasional slap, and something that can handle distortion well.
  4. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
    I like the modern player tele
  5. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist Bassist for Michael "Epic Mic" Rowe

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Ever played a Squier Classic Vibe P-bass? I like them WAAAAAY better than the VM ones and many others here do as well.
  6. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    I'm serious
    Both Squier Vintage Modified Jazz will work good for you
    3TS basswood body and rosewood fingerboard
    and natural maple body and maple fingerboard

    Both Peavey Tour will work good as well TKO's 400w and TNT's

    But, if you could, go for natural Squier Vintage Modifed Jazz and Peavey TNT!

    Enjoy and welcome to sheer (funky) fury (and much rock too)!

  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    VM Jazz and Hartke amp. That is all.
  8. JimmyCraig


    Jul 12, 2012
    I hear though that the TNT only outputs 200 watts, and that with extension cab it outputs 300 watts, and takes in 600 watts of power....will 200 watts be enough to play a gig (small/medium) ?
  9. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    300w and up is better in club situations/venues

    I mean: in church, where I play praise an' worship backin' a pipe organ three acoustic guitars and a choir, I use an old Laney Linebacker 15" combo worth 120w at 9 o'clock gain (compressor pulled) and 11 o'clock volume with Violin bass: church's natural reverb doin' much of the talkin' over there

    Infact I provided guitar players with coherent 15" combos worth 80w

    Whenever I play live or record tracks, I bring heads with me and they're all 300w

    200w is more than enough in a rehearsal room and, live, if you're goin' to mic line or P.A. as well

    Yet I'm somehow convinced TKO to be 400w worth and TNT 600w...

  10. I think you need to check out the Squier CV series - way better IMO -
  11. JimmyCraig


    Jul 12, 2012
    I somehow can't believe a 600w bass combo from peavey going so cheaply though Wallace....
  12. I thought Peavey rated their amps at Peak power -

    Anyway, for your bass - I guess the only CV Jazz is this one:


    And at nearly $400 forget it and go Used Fender Jazz to sound like JPJ
  13. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    click the link then go for "amplificatori per basso" (bass amps)
    Description is the same on US site
    Yet I linked you italian one to display prices (in €. so highest)

  14. JimmyCraig


    Jul 12, 2012
    Okay problem solved....It's 300w RMS, 600w peak. So it will only put out 300. I have doubts that that can handle gigs well....
  15. JimmyCraig


    Jul 12, 2012
    I can get a new TC Electronic BH500 head and 2x10 cab for the same price, should I go for it?