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Just ordered my first bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by treiw, Nov 29, 2018.


  1. treiw

    treiw

    Nov 22, 2018
    Tucson
    Just ordered my first bass and super excited. Ordered from Sweetwater a Lakland 44-64 Custom(what used to be the Duck Dunn model). When it comes in I’ll post pics
    Also signed up for the annual membership over at scottsbasslessons, so pretty excited about that too
     
  2. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Welcome to the club.
    Remember one thing...don’t just play the bass, be the bass!
     
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  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Congrats! And welcome to TalkBass!!!!!
     
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  4. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    First bass ever? As in never played a bass ever? If so what made you go in this direction?

    Hope your choice of bass works out for you and that everything goes smooth with Sweetwater. Never heard anything but praise for Sweetwater.

    And welcome to TB
     
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  5. Mustang Surly

    Mustang Surly

    Jul 10, 2013
    Be careful: they tend to multiply...
     
  6. treiw

    treiw

    Nov 22, 2018
    Tucson
    Yes, first one. Always been drawn to the instrument but never pulled trigger. Love the P Bass sound and this bass seemed to be best fit for me
     
  7. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    You have chosen well, young padawan. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    ^THIS^
     
  9. saabfender

    saabfender Banned

    Jan 10, 2018
    Indianapolis
    A drunk told me that like 25 years ago. I’ve found it to be some of the best musical advice I’ve ever received.
     
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  10. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    Wow, that's a hell of a great start, Congrats!
    Scott's bass lessons is a great investment as well.
    Practice hard, play fearlessly.
     
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  11. Eminor3rd

    Eminor3rd BLAAAAARRGGHH!!

    Feb 10, 2008
    NYC
    There is a LOT of information you'll be able to digest in the coming years. Just remember: 90% of it is opinion, not immutable fact. Listen to the amp guys about impedance and your teachers about theory, but don't get too rigid too quickly on much of anything else.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2018
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  12. nbsipics

    nbsipics Very Unorthodox Behavior Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    Welcome to TB! My experience with Sweetwater has been very good as I am sure yours will be.

    Now - let's start talking amps! :)
     
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  13. redwingxix

    redwingxix

    Oct 21, 2015
    detroit
    Lakland for a first bass? Nice. If you're going to do something do it right and jump in with both feet. Congrats, enjoy the lessons and welcome to TB.

    now let's talk about that new amp you're going to need.
     
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  14. madbass6

    madbass6 Banned

    Jan 13, 2009
    I do not give consent to use any of my photos ! please respect that. thank you.
    Congrats!! good luck, go for it!!
     
  15. treiw

    treiw

    Nov 22, 2018
    Tucson
    Grabbed the VOX BA50 for a practice amp that I could take anywhere and was thinking of grabbing the GK MB112 combo for home
    Eventually would love a head/cab set up but watching $
    Advice is welcome
     
  16. nbsipics

    nbsipics Very Unorthodox Behavior Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    My advice is get more $ :)
     
  17. lbbc

    lbbc

    Sep 25, 2007
    Seaford , DE
    Awesome... congratulations on your first bass. Scott's bass lessons are great and get a decent practice amp (or a small giggable amp) and you should be set!!
     
  18. nbsipics

    nbsipics Very Unorthodox Behavior Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    Since we are already pushing you into amp territory, let us know what genre of music you will be playing-to, size of venues ( or bedrooms ), and whether or not long-term hearing is something of interest to you, then the pros here can point you in the right direction for an amp to compliment that awesome first-time bass purchase!
     
  19. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    nice, OP! :thumbsup:
     
  20. treiw

    treiw

    Nov 22, 2018
    Tucson
    Great questions. I love funk/soul/R&B. I’m not sure where this takes me. I would love to play gigs one day of course. I’m an older beginner(49), and hearing is important, sure.
    I bought a 50w amp the VOX BA50 and was looking at the GK MB112 as well
    Any advice would be awesome
     
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