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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by solorebellion, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. solorebellion


    Aug 16, 2005
    I'm new to the bass scene. However, I'm just trying out lots of instruments to see what I like the most; I've played drums, guitar, trumpet, and french horn. I really, really liked drums, but I wanted to try bass too as there aren't many bass players in my area (nor that many drummers), so I sold the drums and I now have $250 to get started with. It would be nice if my amp was loud enough to jam out with my friends.

    I've heard good things about the essex guitars, but I don't know what model or anything to get. I have no idea for an amp except it would be nice if my amp was loud enough to jam out with my friends that are in almost the same situation. I'll be playing heavy punk rock or metal or something to that extent, just fyi.

    Feel free to direct me to other forums that have addressed this, or to links to sites, whatever. I know it's annoying replying to another newb thread every 30 minutes. All help is appriciated.
  2. daofktr

    daofktr irritating, yet surly

    Feb 15, 2005
    aurora, IN
    to address yer issues, let's take'em point by point:

    1) welcome, ya noob, you!
    2) are you gonna get any more cash anytime soon?
    3) see point 2.

    you may want to try the 'search' button, up above. it can find lots of really good info, but to start you out right...

    this should get you going in the right direction.

    (this is yer last freebie...henceforth, the penalty for not using 'search' is a purple nurple.)

    have fun, practice a load, and welcome again to the forum!
  3. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Nuthin' wrong with being new and needing advice, we were all there once.

    With $250 to spend on a bass and rig, you're about half way to a good starter set up. My choice in this situation would be to:

    1. Keep saving, another couple hundred would work wonders.

    2. Grab one of those SX basses...a great price for an entry level instrument that isn't gonna turn you off from playing or break the bank.

    3. Think about an Avatar Bass cabinet, they're good quality and not expensive...and don't sound 'cheap'. Dr. Bass cabs have a similar reputation with a lesser TB following as well.

    4. Take that extra saved cash and grab a decent mid-volume head, like a Ashdown MAG300, or a Hartke 3500. If you go used, you can find some nice deals.
  4. Aj*


    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
  5. solorebellion


    Aug 16, 2005
    Thanks guys. As for getting more cash, it might be a few months. But that's ok, maybe I'll just bum off of my friends for now.
    Oh yeah, I had already seen most of those links, what do you think I am, a complete newb? :smug: It's cool though, the one on amps was helpful.
    I think I'm gonna take your advise and save for longer before I get anything. No sense in getting crappy gear. I also have some friends that have friends who seem to collect gear and sell it for cheap when they need money. I'll keep that in mind too.
  6. solorebellion


    Aug 16, 2005
    Just becuase I like it: :bag: