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Is this a good beginner bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by twistd, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. twistd

    twistd Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2009
  2. It looks Chinese, which may or not be a bad thing, but the low-quality ebony fingerboard and chunky, poorly fit bridge feet are red flags.
  3. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    Here's a bunch of good advice!
  4. Forget about it.

    RENT a quality bass from a reputable shop. After a year of playing, you'll have a better idea of what you're looking for in a bass (and you'll be budgeting $1500-$3000 for a starter instrument).

    And find yourself a good teacher. Pronto.
  5. precisionguitar


    Mar 11, 2010
    just purchased from Upton Bass... very professional, wanted to know what I was playing so they could set it up properly (pizzicato, arco..). its shipped to you directly... I would recommend them... they also have a buy-back so when Im ready to upgrade from my Shen SB80, they will buy back and I pay the difference - my $0.02
  6. jnel

    jnel Guest

    Dec 19, 2012
    my 2cents is get a new one-precisionguitar and others have given you some good advice. By the time you get the used one and get it set up and no warranty, you would be around $3 or $400 difference if you go ahead and purchase a new one. . The Shen 80 is the best beginner plywood that you can buy imo. Anyway, the best of luck to you.
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