Looking to purchase starter bass. Would you recommend this?

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

  1. 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
  2. Reddog01


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


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

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


    Dec 21, 2012
    Good to hear. Those are fine starters - much better than the junk we had back in the day!
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    I started in 71 on a Tiesco Del Ray!!!!
  8. 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.