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Totally new to bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DaveDrummer, Nov 2, 2002.

  1. DaveDrummer


    Nov 2, 2002
    Hey every1. So far the bass guitar community seems very friendly and helpful on this set, but im going to ask you a question you've probablly heard before. My friend wants a bass guitar. Hes looking at one that comes with almost everything you need <$350. I think it was a Squier package, you know just your typical basic beginner bass. What do you guys think, and what do you recommend? Thanks

  2. I would recommend that he buy the bass and amp seperately. Most of the time, those packages are next to worthless. And since normally, you can't try before you buy, I would stay far away.

    Squiers are good beginner basses, it was my first bass, and I still play it regularly. But have him play several, and make sure the place he buys it from does a setup on it before he walks out the door.

    If he can, look at some of the entry level Yamaha basses, and even some Ibanez basses.
  3. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    I agree what ChaosGwar said. Also, buy used. Older second-hand Yamaha BBs/RBXs shoulden't be too hard to find in $250 category(few of them in Ebay at the moment), and the $100 will bring you/him small practice amp like Peavey Microbass.
  4. 1964


    Mar 26, 2002
    Too Close To Hell
    Used MIM Fender P, and something like a Peavey Microbass amp.
  5. Demonfish22


    Jul 31, 2002
    Bath, England
    IMO, one of the best basses in that price category is the Cort Action Bass. It's a little more expensive -I got mine for £219 ($289), new - abut it's actually a really good bass.
    Also, I reckon it looks much nicer than most of the other options.

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