Hi i'm new,help needed in general?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Triumph_Rock, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. Hi my first post here. After Christmas i'm about to buy myself a bass guitar. I was thinking along the lines of a bass package. I've read around here and know which ones are the good ones.

    But i got thinking.

    I have a 10watt practice amp,lead,and a electronic tuner. Except the tuner. It all came with a squire fender beginner package for normal guitar.

    I was thinking. Could i get away with using the lead,amp and tuner and just buy the actual bass guitar. I'm guessing the lead and tuner arn't going to be a problem? If anything the amp might be though?

    Whats you thoughts on this?

    Also heres the guitar i'm thinking about getting.

    Peavey Millennium BXP4 which is £119http://www.gear4music.com/pimages/large_bxp4teye.jpg

    Or Epiphone EB-0 SG which is also £119

    I want to be able in the future to play rock and heavy metal.I like the look and feature of the Peavey.But i like the looks and retro look of the Epiphone.I know the Epiphone is small scale but that would make much difference to me would it?

    Saying that i might just get the Epiphone EB3 SG.But thats £120 more than those two guitars.Is it worth it?
  2. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    If your amp is only for practising alone then by all means use it. Should you wish to jam with other people then I would suggest you by a used amp (at least 200 watts). Regarding your bass choices I would have a look at the Yamahas on that website. The RBX 374 is good value for money and not much more expensive than the other two you were looking at. I don't know much about the Peavey but suggest you have a look at user reviews on websites like harmony central, to get feeback on them.
  3. Hi thanks for the reply.Yeah i check out harmony central.The Peavey is rated highly as making a good sound and good tone range.Can play any style of music.

    The Epiphone is rated high but not as high as the Peavey.Everybody says its only really suited to rock and doesn't have great tone adjustment atall.Somebody said it can play stuff like Wolfmother.Which is good i like there music and would like to try playing it in the future.
  4. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    Well there you go. That is definitely a start. Do you have any musical instrument shops where you might be able to try out a bass or two before you make your selection? Just a thought but it is always nice to be able to try out a bass if possible before you buy it.
  5. gosurf80

    gosurf80 Guest

    Nov 2, 2007
    Birmingham, AL
    I'd go with the Peavey. They're great basses. As for the amp, just be careful. 10W isn't a whole lot of power to be playing a bass through.

    Regardless, I think you'll be happier in the long run buying the nicer instrument, then saving for a nicer amp than buying one of thos kits.