New bass guitar, need help with Amps

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Shade13, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Shade13


    Jun 20, 2008
    Hi, I am planning on buying an Electric Bass Guitar. But I was wondering if I need to buy anything else for it since it is an Electric one, such as Amplifiers and Effects.

    Thank You!
  2. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Yes, you need an amp, ask about it in the amps forum. No, effects are not needed, and if you're just learning, focus on playing the bass without extra "toys" to get in the way.
  3. +1. Keep it simple, bass and amp. If you want to gig you may need to buy a head and cabinet, but if its just you get a combo amplifier (head and cab in one) and they are useful to keep for practice. Also make sure to get a good comfortable strap, a good lead, case or gigbag and some thickish picks.

    Then you set!