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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dezmo, Oct 5, 2001.
Hi I need some hints on buying a guitar less than 125
Welcome to TB. I assume you mean a bass guitar. If that's your budget, hit some pawn shops, or check the classifieds in your local papers, or you can score some cheaply made basses on ebay. For that price you need to plug them in and see if they play, see if the neck is straight, and if the pots or jack make a bunch of racket. Good luck.
Welcome to TB,
if youre willing to pay a little more, you can get a realy nice bass for about 160, the De Armond Pilot pro (musiciansfriend.com) or you can get a nice rouge for 130, (musicians friend). you can also get some good kramers for about 100 and up (musicyo.com). also, you can get a snazzy p-bass from danelectro, a rumor bass, for about 160 (musiciansfriend.com)
the best of these basses is the pilot pro, then rouge, then danelectro, then kramers, but ive never playe the kramers, so im using there low prices as a judgement.
I, personally have a De Armond Pilot plus that i got for about 140, and it plays great, but i cant find them anywhere any more, but i got it at samash.com, though, i f that helps
hope this helps,
at 125 even if you did find a decent bass you would still need an amp to hear it...and at the very least a cord
O well....mabye you can get a used and the person would be kind enough to give you an amp
BTW welcome to Talk bass
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maybe you can get a used MIM Fender for $125?
MIM = made in mexico. try Jazz basses or Precision basses. If you want a new bass, I suggest a Squier Precision Bass. Its a damn fine bass to learn on, if I do say so myself.
Welcome to Talkbass dez!
Hint - Save some more money.
Welcome to Talkbass, dezmo.
Like Rickbass said, save some more money.
If you're in the USA, you can get a Squier Affinity P bass for $149.00, a very good bass for the price.
OK, I dunno if you're talking £'s or $'s here, if $'s then you may have to look around, but if £'s then you've got plenty, I paid £100 for my BC Rich Ironbird, and I've never played a nicer bass. OK it was a bit beat up, but do you really care if there's a scratch or two?
Classifieds, and the internet, perhaps local stores.
Someone pointed out that you'll still need an amp which is a good point. In your budget range I would sudgest spending similar amount on this as you do on your guitar.
Here's my suggestion, for $125 ignore the name on the bass. Just find one that has a straight neck, doesn't buzz too bad and the pickups and knobs work. I bought my "Samick" bass for $30. It met all those requirements. After a year I'm still playing it(as my schedule permits anyway ) and still having fun. I will eventually replace it but not until I *know* what I want, what fits my musical tastes and goals. And I'll only know that by learning the instrument better. I'm not in a hurry to throw a lot of money at the latest trendy bass, chances are it won't be the one I'm happy with in the end. I've fallen into that trap too many times. Good luck, "good enough" basses ARE out there and in that price range.