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what bass should i get?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dawsonabd, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. dawsonabd


    Jan 25, 2013
    im thinking of getting a bass, it will be my first one and im looking for something thats under 700. i play mostly beatles and i will be playing in my school band, so nothing to crazy... any ideas?
  2. MoscowRadio


    Sep 28, 2012
    If you like the Beatles you should look for Hofner copies, I think Epiphone has a nice one within your price range.
  3. dawsonabd


    Jan 25, 2013
    ya i was looking at some of the violin basses but i dont think i want one, the hofner club looks pretty nice and there is one model for 5 or 600
  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Get a used Hofner CT and be done put some labella Beatle flats on it and she will sing "I wanna hold your hand" all night long.
  5. MoscowRadio


    Sep 28, 2012
    You could also go for Mexican Fender or G&L Tribute, those basses go for about 700$ new and 400-500$ used.
  6. Mikio


    Feb 21, 2009
    Santiago de Chile
    Epiphone Les Paul special, the best bass of it's kind.
  7. dawsonabd


    Jan 25, 2013
    im going for that vintage kind of look and sound but i dont really want to copy paul mccartney... a hofner would be nice
  8. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Well playing mostly Beatles?... for that price range a Ric is out of the question if you are playing more in your High School Band than at home I would recommend Moscow's suggestion and you could also pick up a used Honer Icon which has that wonderful Hofner thump as well.
  9. MoscowRadio


    Sep 28, 2012
    I think a Fender Modern Player Telecaster Bass would be right up your alley.
  10. TMBTC


    Oct 18, 2009
    a blue one!
  11. dawsonabd


    Jan 25, 2013
    i think id be playing more often at home than for the school band, songs like please please me and their earlier music. i thiknk a hofner would be a good choice,,, im getting a band started up and i think it would suit the style of music i want to play
  12. mcm


    Oct 2, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Start with the basics. Get a pbass
  13. glorth2


    Jan 26, 2006
    This, maybe a Squire.
  14. A nice P bass will serve you well. Don't really know about the quality of the Squier Affinity's these days. But for about a hundred more you could get a nice VM Squier P. Or for about 25 less then an Affinity you could get a VM Jaguar which is essentially a P bass in a different body style. Nice thin Jazz neck on them as well. Short or long scale.
  15. JCheung


    Jan 25, 2013
    Herndon, VA
    +1 for a squier precision, maybe a classic vibe series
  16. gareth dunster

    gareth dunster

    Dec 8, 2009
    A violin bass has got a lot of character, not totally in a good way. Unless you're setting up a tribute band get something that will fit in in any band, like a pbass
  17. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    You should hit a guitar shop and check some basses out. There's a big difference between a 34" inch scale and a 30ish. If you have average to large hands, I'd second the Squir recommendation. If you have very small hands, check out some of the short scale basses.
  18. lolmont


    Jan 2, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    Squire P bass or Squire Mustang if you think you'd be more comfortable with a short scale.