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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JWalk79, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. JWalk79


    Feb 9, 2014
    Rhode Island
    Hello all..I wanted to get some opinions. I am completely new to playing a Bass. My son actually convinced me to start playing. With that said I am looking for a decent bass to start off with and the lack of music stores in my area is making it a bit difficult. So I found something that appeals to me on Ebay and just wanted to know if it was a deal or not. Here is the link.(hope it works) http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cort-Action-Bass-Mahogany/191060817621?_trksid=p2047675.m2109&_trkparms=aid%3D555012%26algo%3DPW.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D389%26meid%3D4722951366982809227%26pid%3D100010%26prg%3D1076%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D301092771261%26
  2. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    Look at some of the basses in the classified section here.
  3. Hues


    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice

    It's a good looking bass...But the fact that the cover plate for the Truss rod is missing makes me feel you can do better.

    Good luck.
  4. Kmrumedy


    May 12, 2004
    Montreal, Canada

    What kind of music do you like and envision playing? That would help us provide a good starting point and some models that would fit you well.
  5. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    +1 Congrats and welcome
  6. JWalk79


    Feb 9, 2014
    Rhode Island
    I've always been big into Classic Rock,Metal,and Punk but as I am getting older I find myself starting to enjoy some of the "softer" sides of music. Metal and Punk will always be my true love though.:D
  7. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    You can always get an inexpensive Squier at Musician's Friend and if you don't like it, you can return it. They're good that way.
  8. JWalk79


    Feb 9, 2014
    Rhode Island
    I did come across a squier pbass with bartolini pickups for $179. He even offered to throw in a gig bag and professionally set it up for me.
  9. bass4worship

    bass4worship Ready For Freddy, let rock Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Sebring, Florida
    When starting out you can buy a bass that is to cheap ( which might make you lose interest in playing ) or find a mid price bass that you can get a descent tone out of. This will make you want to practice more which will make you better. If the tone suck you'll think it you. Wish you the best bro. Never to late!
  10. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    IMHO, this is a much better deal than the Cort for $200.
  11. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Nothing wrong with Cort as a brand, but the Squier P sounds like a better deal to me. As Hues noted, there’s no need to buy something with missing parts that you can’t play before purchasing.

    It’s times like these when we New Englanders truly lament the disappearance of the Daddy’s Junky Music chain. Their stores always carried a decent selection of pre-owned bass gear at decent prices.
  12. JWalk79


    Feb 9, 2014
    Rhode Island
    Living on Aquidneck Island is the worst too...there are 2 music shops and 1 is a actually a piano shop.
  13. Kmrumedy


    May 12, 2004
    Montreal, Canada
    No worries! Everyone on here ships! Lol;)

    How much would you like to spend? Do you have an amp?
  14. JWalk79


    Feb 9, 2014
    Rhode Island
    I'm only trying to spend a couple hundred bux to start. I don't want to put a lot of money into gear right now. Just want to get the basics and the feel for it all and then upgrade (spend more) later down the line. I do not have an amp but a friend of mine is willing to let me borrow one of his until I get my own.
  15. groove pump

    groove pump

    Oct 24, 2006
    I'm across the bay in RI myself - welcome aboard.

    BEST DEAL I've seen in a while is currently on the Boston Craigslist. Somebody in Methuen has two basses from U.S. Masters Design - just search "Masters". The active model is going for only $200, but the passive one is also a phenomenal deal. I have too much gear right now or else I'd consider snapping up both of these instruments.

    Check it out - happy hunting!!!