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Hey i need some advice...

Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by Hail_Araya, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. Hail_Araya


    Mar 12, 2006
    Ive been playin bass for about 5 months now...not long and my first bass, and the one i still have, is a yamaha rbx 374 and i think im ready for a new one. any suggestions on an affordable (up to $500 or so) step up?
  2. Hi

    My advice would be to check E-Bay. You never know your luck you might be able to grab a Fender if you are lucky.

  3. tetsuma4l


    Mar 9, 2006
    yeah go ebay for sure just get a second hand bass. im saving for a secondhand Warwick Thumb set-thru 5 string
  4. richardn517


    Feb 28, 2006
    check out for an Ernie Ball SUB Bass you can buy them new for around 700 and they go on e-bay for around 400 in fairly new cond. Ive also found early 80s american fenders for around the same price

    Good Luck
  5. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    What's wrong with the Yamaha? Alder body, maple neck, nice pickups and a decent master volume/blend/bass/treble configuration. Why do you think you need a new bass?
  6. Puru


    Mar 13, 2006
    Alachua, Florida
    Yeah, I agree with SteveC. If there's nothing wrong/broken with the Yamaha, what is it that that you want to do on the bass that the Yamaha won't do for you? Maybe you should stick with it for awhile.
  7. Unless there is a really compelling reason to part with you current bass I agree with the last 2 - Maybe you should consider taking that baby in for a nice full-blown setup. Have you had that done? It is really amazing the difference a setup makes.

  8. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    A professional setup is a great suggestion. Breathes new life into a bass.
  9. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    My two cents. Keep the Yamaha for now, save some more money till you know what YOU want. Unless your going to spend a grand or more (that may be a little much) your just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

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