Looking for some advice

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ThaJ-Child, Oct 22, 2001.

  1. ThaJ-Child


    Oct 22, 2001
    I am planning on starting to learn to play the bass. Eventually I would like to play funk, like Parliament/Funkadelic, and James Brown type of stuff. Since you all seem pretty knowledgeable, I was wondering if you could recommend a bass to buy. I want to get something decent--not too expensive, but not crappy either, something around $300 (willing to go higher if needed). Any help you guys could offer would be appreciated. Thanks alot.
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Hi and welcome to Talkbass!

    Made in Mexico Fender Jazz

    (This must be the first time I recommend a Fender - I'm getting mellow :D ).
  3. The standard reply to the under-$300-bass question. MIM Jazz's are a great starting point, easy to upgrade electronics later!
  4. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    Omaha, NE
    I agree with the other opinions. Good bass for the price. Don't think you would be dissapointed.

  5. Hi and welcome to Talkbass!

    If you have a friend or know someone who is knowledgable about basses, have them go with you. You can find good deals in your price range and you can also find really poor ones. Someone who is familure with basses could be a big help...

    At least try and buy from somewhere that will offer you a 30 day return.

    Good luck!!
  6. ThaJ-Child


    Oct 22, 2001
    I appreciate your help so far. Are the Fender Jazz good for playing rock too? Thanks alot guys.
  7. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Imo,the Fender Jazz is one of the most versitale Basses out there.Good luck and welcome to Talkbass.
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Yes, you can play any style on a jazz bass.

    Welcome to Talkbass.
  9. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000

    yes, i just took mine to a metal gig and she worked out great in that genre
  10. ThaJ-Child


    Oct 22, 2001
    I just wanted to thank you guys for your help. I went and looked at the MIM Fender Jazz. My friend that knows about basses said the one I was looking at was of really good quality, so I went ahead and bought it and am digging it so far. Thanks alot!