I want to buy a bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by count zero, Sep 11, 2001.

  1. count zero

    count zero Guest

    Sep 11, 2001
    This is my first thread, so first I want to say hello to everyone.


    I play guitar for almost one year, but now I want to change and play bass. So I wanted to ask you if the Fender Squire is a good bass to begin with. It costs only 400DM (about 200US$). It's very cheap but I think it's ok for a beginner.

    Maybe you can tell me what you think about the Fender Squire or suggest me another one.

    Thanks a lot, count zero

    p.s.: Excuse my English, I'm from Germany ;)
  2. Duff_Man182

    Duff_Man182 Guest

    Jul 28, 2001
    Miami,Fl USA
    i have a squier.....if your getting it for 200 dollars that's a total and complete ripoff...they're ok instruments....every1 i know who has/had a squier usually starts having electronic problems after like 2 months so i'd say spend some and get a MIM Fender
  3. lo-end

    lo-end Guest

    Jun 15, 2001
    yeah, I second that. Get a MIM Fender (standard series) or an Ibanez Soundgear. Both great basses, in my opinion.

    Welcome to talkbass!
  4. lobster_boy

    lobster_boy Guest

    Aug 6, 2001
    The Dean Playboy is really cheap and it looks really koo and it would be easy to upgrade and dean's IMO are really versitle.
  5. lobster_boy

    lobster_boy Guest

    Aug 6, 2001
    ...by the way it come's w/ dean's "Bass n a Box" (head phone amp)
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Guys, in Germany, $200 US is probably about the cheapest bass that you can get.

    You must remember that US brands are much more expensive in Europe than they are over here, due to distance for shipping, import duties, etc.

    count zero, welcome to Talkbass.

    The Squier is a good beginner bass.

    What other basses can you get for 400DM?
  7. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  8. count zero

    count zero Guest

    Sep 11, 2001
    @ all
    Thanks to everyone who wrote something and helped me.
    I will have a look at the basses you suggested and look how much they are here in germany.

    @ embellisher
    I don't know what other basses are available for 400DM. I will have a look at my music dealer. It's a very small shop (in a small town).

    @ JMX
    Thanks for the links. I will have a look at it.
    Maybe I'll look at a higher prize region, but what you don't have you can't spend :( . Maybe after some time of saving money...

    I will report you which bass I finally bought.

    Thanks again, count zero
  9. Si-bob


    Jun 30, 2001
    High Wycombe, UK
    Cranborne Audio
    Try the lower range Yamaha's to, i swear by them!
    and surely, if your in germany, Warwicks should be dirt cheap :D ;)

    well, thats my 2 cence, hope everyones cool!!!!