New Bassist Asking About First Real Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jimmycrakcorn69, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. jimmycrakcorn69

    jimmycrakcorn69 Guest

    Jan 6, 2009
    Alright, I've been playing for some months now, almost completely self taught, and ive been beginning to think about my next bass.
    I currently have a Cort Action 4, which is nice, but im really starting to get into funk and i dont think this is the bass for that.
    Any recommendations for a good slap and pop bass that can also carry a fat and melodic tune?
  2. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    How much are you wanting to spend on your next bass? This will help us guide you in your quest for the appropriate bass.
  3. save up for a long time = MUSICMAN STINGRAY

    save up for a little while = FENDER US JAZZ or PRECISION

    save up for even less time = FENDER MEXICAN JAZZ or PRECISION
  4. oldrookie


    May 15, 2007
    Avon, IN
    G&L Tribute L2000
  5. DanielleMuscato


    Jun 19, 2004
    Columbia, Missouri, USA
    Endorsing Artist, Schroeder Cabinets
    save up for a really long time = SADOWSKY
    Valentis rock, too.

    LOL. In all seriousness, tell us your budget, and we can give you a much better answer.
  6. notdavey


    Nov 2, 2006
    Seattle WA
    Try and find an Ibanez Roadstar II bass (from the 80s). Check on eBay. In the $200 - $275 range.
  7. bad_andy


    Sep 21, 2005
    Omaha, NE
    There are good basses in every price range. It depends on what you mean by a "real" bass. For funk, getting your hands on a decent Fender is going to be a real safe bet, if you're just asking for one suggestion. SX does it credibly and cheaper and Sadowsky et al does it better for more.