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Looking to purchase starter bass. Would you recommend this?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by alvis99, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. alvis99


    Jan 20, 2014
  2. Thick McRunfast

    Thick McRunfast Not just good, good enough

    Sep 30, 2012
    Portland, Oregon USA

    So did you win the auction?

    I don't have any personal experience with this model but Ibbys get a lot of love on TB and if this one is in good shape it should serve you well for a long time
  3. Reddog01


    Nov 3, 2013
    Georgetown, TX
    That Ibby should be a good starter for you.
  4. alvis99


    Jan 20, 2014
    Purchased the bass this morning. :)

    Hoping to pick it up tomorrow. :bassist:
  5. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    Good to hear. Those are fine starters - much better than the junk we had back in the day!
  6. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    I don't know what era you're referring to by "back in the day", but I started playing in 1974... and you COULDN'T be more right!
  7. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Welcome to TB!

    Also started back in the 70s. I remember looking in mom's Sears catalog and lusting over what I know now was complete garbage.
  8. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    I started in 71 on a Tiesco Del Ray!!!!
  9. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    I had one of those, also quite a few other Ergodynes, EDA900, EDA905, EDB400, EDB600 and EDC700.
    The Ergodynes I did have though were Luthite, the one you have is wood (that's a good thing though- wood sounds better)

    It is comparable to the SR300 model (the starter model of the SR series) in terms of sound and functionality,actually a little bit better in terms of clarity compared to the SR300.
    Good bass to start off with, welcome to TB.