noob to bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by profesorfrink, Feb 13, 2005.


  1. profesorfrink

    profesorfrink

    Feb 13, 2005
    NY
    Hi, I'm a complete noob to bass. I already play sax so I can read music and know all the musical terms and stuff. I got bored with sax so now I'm gonna teach myself bass. Any ideas on what I should get. My budget is 300 to 400 bucks.
     
  2. xyllion

    xyllion Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    You actually have quite a few options in that price range. My suggestion is that you look around find a bass that:

    1. sounds good to you,
    2. feels good in your hands, and
    3. is visually appealing to you.
     
  3. profesorfrink

    profesorfrink

    Feb 13, 2005
    NY
    how much am i limited if I need to get an amp and all the other goodies too. By the way, I am probably gonna go to the Sam Ash in NYC, if you know anything specific about them that would be appreciated.
     
  4. MMiller28

    MMiller28 Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2003
    Wisconsin
    1st of all, go used. i cant stress this enough. you can find gear it great to perfect condition for 2/3 of the price new. that will obviously allow you to get much better gear with your low budget.

    as for the bass, i'd suggest a used fender mexican jazz bass.
     
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