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. KUNGfuSHERIFF

    KUNGfuSHERIFF Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2002
    Upstate NY
    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.
     
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  4. drurb

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

    Apr 17, 2004
    Here's a bunch of good advice!
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. precisionguitar

    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
     
  7. 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.