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new bass for punk

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by baseplaya, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. baseplaya


    Mar 9, 2005
    hi everyone, i am new here lol!

    i love blink 182 and grren day and other stuff

    i need a new bass, with 4 strings (not to fussed if more or less)

    what do you think

    have £200 ish to spend (first bass y,see)

    thanks in advance
  2. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    Get a Fender Precision or Fender Jazz.
  3. baseplaya


    Mar 9, 2005
    yeah, thats what they play

    how much do those cost?

    do you have links?


  4. :bag: if you love blink 182 you can pretty much play all of their bass lines on a box with an elastic streched across it
  5. baseplaya


    Mar 9, 2005
    what do you mean, i dont need a bass at all?
  6. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I think he's making fun of you for liking Blink...just ignore him

    Uh, I'd recommend an SX, but you are in Europe so that kinda changes the deal...

    try the Pbass, or maybe OLP if you like stingrays...
  7. baseplaya


    Mar 9, 2005
    ah, i see

    cheers, ill check them out

    i have an old bass that my dad gave me, i think its a hofner looks like a wee gay violin bass.

    not very good and very old

    should be in a museeum not an a stage
  8. no not at all, they have a few songs i really like its just their bass lines are SOOOOOO SIMPLE
  9. oh and blink 182 and green day arnt punk
  10. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    blink 182, green day= pop punk
    lagwagon, no use for a name, millencolin= punk
  11. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    If you're playing punk on bass, it doesn't really matter what kind of bass you have. A Fender Jazz or OLP MM4 would probably be your best sounding basses with a pick, though.

  12. Hurley


    Feb 12, 2004
    Cape Cod, MA
    To save this thread, let's not get into what's "punk" or not.
    Lagwagon rules, BTW...

    To the original poster, get a Precision or a Jazz.
  13. pil


    Feb 17, 2005
    Pimlico, UK
    :D :D :D
  14. To be quite honest, I'm surprised none of you other TB's picked up on THAT yet... can you post pics of that bass?
  15. Yeah, Hofners are sort of a niche instrument, but they are typically pretty expensive, especially if they're old.
  16. FenderHotRod


    Sep 1, 2004
    :eek: I saw it and my jaw droped with an uneasy laugh.
  17. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    The above posters are right, the Hofner is a classic, it's just probably not what you need right now. A Precision would be an excellent choice for your taste in music. I'd hold on to that Hofner too though. You never know, you might develop other musical interests...
  18. Rapscallion2112


    Apr 21, 2004
  19. EricTheEZ1


    Nov 23, 2004
    Clawson, MI
    You can get really good money for an original Hofner Violin bass. I'd strongly recommend the SX PJ Bass at www.rondomusic.com. You can get pretty much any "pop/punk" sound out of it.

  20. baseplaya


    Mar 9, 2005
    yeah, its my dad tho

    he wont let me sell it coz the beatles played with a violin bass

    i get laughed at when i suggest using it so i dont to us eit ne more

    a p-bass looks reall reall y sweet though

    what do they sound like?