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Forum: Bass Guitar 08-19-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By VeloDog
A used Squier Vintage Modified Precision or Jazz...

A used Squier Vintage Modified Precision or Jazz bass would be more than adequate. Should be able to find a nice one in the $150 price range. New Squiers depreciate by about 50% so a used one can...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-10-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 841
Posted By VeloDog
I have a BG-250. It has been relegated to...

I have a BG-250. It has been relegated to practice amp duty. I've taken it on about 3 gigs and never been satisified with the tone I get.

I think this is mainly because it is a "modern-voiced" amp...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-27-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By VeloDog
Hard to go wrong with your basic P or J bass. ...

Hard to go wrong with your basic P or J bass. Here's some thoughts from an old retired bassist on a fixed income...

Most musicians don't have money to burn so getting the most for my money is high...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-27-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By VeloDog
I would venture to say that in general most...

I would venture to say that in general most people view a 2-pickup bass as being more versatile than a 1-pickup bass, and that most bassists choose a Precision for its one legendary fat tone rather...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-26-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By VeloDog
I assume you have a Squier Affinity series...

I assume you have a Squier Affinity series P-bass? If so, it is currently worth about $100 in its current stock configuration.

It is possible to add $1,000 or more in upgrades to make an absolutely...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-23-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By VeloDog
The advantages listed above are real. There is a...

The advantages listed above are real. There is a downside though. If you prefer slim necks you will most likely have to get a bass with 16.5 mm string spacing.

If you prefer 18 mm or 19mm string...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-28-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By VeloDog
Your conditions of "good & cheap"...

Your conditions of "good & cheap" severely limit you. Patticake is right though; the Squier Jag shortscale is the best shortscale for the money I've ever played in the under $200 range, and the slim...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-16-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By VeloDog
If you need strings on a budget then these Hartke...

If you need strings on a budget then these Hartke nickel round-wounds from American Musical are hard to beat. I use them on my 5-string. $24 for a 3-pack. I've linked to the light .045-.130 set,...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-11-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By VeloDog
Looking at offerings from Thomann, your price...

Looking at offerings from Thomann, your price range does not allow for a new American Standard Precision or Jazz Bass. You are well within the price range for a new MIM standard bass (either...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-11-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By VeloDog
It appears that Gibson is drastically revisiting...

It appears that Gibson is drastically revisiting its bass lineup. All the lower price stuff is gone. On Gibson's web site only the Thunderbird and SG bass are listed, both with significant price...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-03-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By VeloDog
This is exactly how I became a bass player. We...

This is exactly how I became a bass player. We had 3 guitarists (myself included). When the bass player quit I decided I would take over. Three guitarists was a bit much anyway. There were more...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-23-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By VeloDog
Nothing at all wrong with the EMG pickups other...

Nothing at all wrong with the EMG pickups other than I think they might be a bit brighter in tone than you will want. Hard to say for sure on that.

I replaced the P-pup in a stock Samick P/J with a...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-13-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By VeloDog
I'm pretty sure the T14 has passive pickups, so...

I'm pretty sure the T14 has passive pickups, so there should be no battery to replace.

The fact that you've tried two different cables should remove them from the suspect list.

The hum test above...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-11-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By VeloDog
Mostly preference. It's probably an...

Mostly preference. It's probably an over-simplification but in general I would say that picks allow for faster and more accurate playing while fingers allow for a better tonal palette. Again, this...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-04-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By VeloDog
Yes. Typing too fast. County Antrim, Northern...

Yes. Typing too fast. County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-04-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By VeloDog
This Ibanez GSR200B is among the most often...

This Ibanez GSR200B is among the most often recommended starter basses. Decent quality, PJ pickups, and priced at 165 pounds including VAT and free shipping (where applicable). Worth a look in any...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-03-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By VeloDog
Agreed. Ibanez offers very good value for the...

Agreed. Ibanez offers very good value for the dollar. My first bass was an Ibanez RD300 I bought at a pawn shop for $100 and included a gig bag. The Squier P-bass I suggested just happened to be...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-03-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By VeloDog
The problem with your question is that you have...

The problem with your question is that you have no bass playing experience so you have no idea what bass rig is right for YOU. Asking a forum to recommend gear for you has limited value. By that I...
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-25-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By VeloDog
I have a copy of the Blue Book of Electric...

I have a copy of the Blue Book of Electric Guitars. I was downstairs looking up a bass value for myself and turned to the Epiphone section. Blue Book values are what you should expect to pay...
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-24-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By VeloDog
One decent combo option is the TC Electronics...

One decent combo option is the TC Electronics BG-250. It seems to be very close to what you're asking for, although you have numerous options. I have one as my grab 'n go amp. It's currently on...
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-10-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By VeloDog
Why do you want to swap speakers? Your answer...

Why do you want to swap speakers? Your answer may determine the best course of action.

For example, if the current speakers are blown or buzzing/rattling, then having them re-coned is the most cost...
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-06-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By VeloDog
I guess it's possible that you have a bad nut. I...

I guess it's possible that you have a bad nut. I have a Squier Jag shortscale and use exactly the string gauges you're using and they fit fine in the nut slots.

Worst case is to have a tech enlarge...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-25-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By VeloDog
Allparts sells Wilkinson tuners individually that...

Allparts sells Wilkinson tuners individually that are allegedly Schaller copies. Sez they have a Schaller footprint anyway. They're $14 apiece, but I don't know that you'll find anything cheaper...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-22-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,302
Posted By VeloDog
Most likely, your local Guitar Center or Sam Ash...

Most likely, your local Guitar Center or Sam Ash store would only give you about $100 for the Xaviere bass & case. Not a lot of name recognition there. Most inexpensive guitar/bass gear is worth...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-02-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By VeloDog
I like the Squier line of basses but they take a...

I like the Squier line of basses but they take a huge depreciation hit if you buy one new. Look for a used one IMHO.

For the transitioning guitar player I think the Squier Jaguar Special Shortscale...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-30-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By VeloDog
Everyone will have a different opinion as to what...

Everyone will have a different opinion as to what you should build. I'm no different; I'd like you to build what I think would be the ideal Tele by baking out it's most undesirable features and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-30-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By VeloDog
It's not a foregone conclusion but many, if not...

It's not a foregone conclusion but many, if not most, bass speakers won't physically fit into guitar cabs. If you look at bass cabinets they are usually much deeper than guitar cabs. So... you...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-14-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By VeloDog
A friend and I are using the DigiTech Jam Man...

A friend and I are using the DigiTech Jam Man looper to record. He plays lead and rhythm guitar. I play drums, bass, and horns. With 35 minutes of record time and 99 tracks we can record 5...
Forum: Bass Guitar 03-26-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By VeloDog
Well, Ibanez is in the same league as Squier, and...

Well, Ibanez is in the same league as Squier, and is probably more easily found in Australia. Lots of people like Ibanez for their decent quality & sound, and they are noted for their thin necks...
Forum: Bass Guitar 03-04-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By VeloDog
Well, there's no absolute correct answer to that...

Well, there's no absolute correct answer to that question as strings brand/types are a very personal decision, so you likely will get varied opinions on the subject.

My opinion is that...
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