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So after creeping around in my search for a bass...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mjoneson, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. mjoneson


    Nov 9, 2012
    I have finally joined the community! I picked up a new baby today based on suggestions and I am absolutely in love! $199 otd from GC. Not too terrible I think

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  2. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    Welcome to the DEEP end.
  3. mjoneson


    Nov 9, 2012
    I played for a few years but my brother (also a bassist) was always the band touring type. I locked myself in my room and learned theory and piano instead. Forgot how exhausting playing a bass is, but I love it!
  4. Garret Graves

    Garret Graves website- ggravesmusic.com Gold Supporting Member

    May 20, 2010
    Arcadia, Ca
    Congrats! Looks like a nice axe :) what did you get for an amp?
  5. ericdanger13


    Oct 30, 2012
    Danbury Ct
    I have one too. I love mine! I was going to refinish it green but it looks too good as is.
  6. mjoneson


    Nov 9, 2012
    I picked up an acoustic b20 for... 59.99. Just something to practice on until I get competent enough to play around others haha
  7. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    Congrats man, enjoy the trip!
  8. tbirdsp

    tbirdsp Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2012
    Omaha, NE
    I'm starting to think the Squier VM 70's Jazz is the most popular bass around. I went to an open jam a few weeks ago with mine - and another dude had the exact same one :eyebrow: Felt like I had showed up wearing the same shirt:D Great bass for the money. So $199 - it was used then?
  9. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    That's a great instrument you got there.

    Play the heck out of it!
  10. IPA


    May 5, 2010
    Can't go wrong with the 70s VM jazz, well done.
  11. mjoneson


    Nov 9, 2012
    Yeah it was used. Perfect as far as I can see. Plays great after minor adjusting since I like my action rather low. I haven't seen anyone around here with it yet. Maybe it's an area thing? I have a friend with a Fender MIM that is in love with mine. Another convert already haha
  12. I have the five string version, great bass. I think the VM jazzes feel better the MIM jazzes.
  13. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Congrats on a nice and cool looking bass! Play the heck out of it!!!
  14. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    I have the VM amber P bass and just
    love it. Congrats on your NBD and
    thanks for sharing,

  15. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Henderson, NV
    Great bass, you did good!
  16. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Mind blowing. Fantastic deal on a great-looking bass. Congrats.
  17. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Welcome, and congrats on the score - those are outstanding for the money...

    - georgestrings