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Serious Bass Help

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Moiez, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Moiez


    Apr 25, 2010
    Hello, this is my first day on this place and first thread of course.

    I've been playing bass for a year and half now and want to buy a new bass. something around the intermediate level.

    I have my eyes set on the Fender Standard Jazz bass which goes for 600 bucks. but then i was thinking "what if i get a cheaper bass and customize it with pickups and really nice strings?" i bought stainless steel, medium gauge D'adarrios.

    so i'm also looking at a used fender FSR which is 423 bucks.

    i'm also confused about what would be really nice J pups to get. i don't play anything hard like metal, just alternative, ska and stuff along the lines of Rage and RHCP.

    the QUESTION: should i just go with the more expensive bass or should i buy the cheaper bass and get nice passive J pickups?

    Much thanks in advance. :)
  2. Used gear is almost always the best value for the money. I would look around until I found a used bass I liked, put a new set of strings on and then play it for a while. I'm not a big fan of upgrading "just because".

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