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yamaha or Squire?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by anonymous278347457, Jun 18, 2005.


  1. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    i thinking of getting a new bass. i have a pretty crappy one right now. and ive narrowed it down to about 6 basses
    1. yamaha rbx 374/375
    2. fender squire jazz/precision
    3. vintage musicman copy.

    my budget is about 200 english pounds so if i get a cheap precision or jazz bass i can get some better pickups.

    anybody got any advice?

    i play a wide varity of stuff since im a new player and havent decided on 1 particular style.
     
  2. the Yamaha RBX375 is a very good sounding bass and good value for money - i think it sounds better than the more expensive RBX775. not really much point buying a cheap bass then sticking better pickups in it as the sound will be limited by the cheap woods and electrics used for cheap basses. have you tried ebay? you can pick up some great bargains there. goodluck
     
  3. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    Well I usually recomend yamaha to most beginners because I think they're amazing for the money. If you could find a BB404 wirhin your price range i'd definately jump onto it.
     
  4. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    hmm 300 pounds.....does it play better that the rbx374/375?
     
  5. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    You can't go wrong with Yamaha. IMO they are far better quality than Squier.
     
  6. Paul182

    Paul182

    May 18, 2005
    Ireland
    Vintage. That was one of my first basses and was really good. :p
     
  7. If I were you, I would seriously consider a used Warwick Streamer Standard which are frequently on eBay at around £250 and represent unbeatable value for money IMHO.
     
  8. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    yamaha makes good basses