#1
Hello, sorry if this is an unecessary thread!

I'm going to be trying out a few basses in shops this weekend, was wondering if anyone had any tips on what I should be looking for in the individual guitar? I know about fret buzz, but that's about it. Would you recommend trying a really good model, which is way out of my price range, and then a really crap one, so that I can compare the feel and tone of it, so I kind of know what a good bass sounds like? Or is that a load of poo?

Would appreciate any little tips you guys have to offer. Thanks!
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#2
You have to essentially do what i did and literally try EVERY model hanging on the wall. Thats the only way you are going to know what feels right for YOU. Even the expensive basses might not be the best choice if they don't feel/play according to a players needs/wants/expectations. You got to try everything.
#3
a good bass should sound very clear when the EQ on the amp is completely flat and the knobs on the bass are about halfway up. by clear: you can tell easily when you are playing different notes, even when they are right next to each other on the fretboard.

it should feel comfortable, sound nice to you.
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#4
http://www.tunemybass.com/bass_guitar_buying_guide/

My advise is go in with a few general ideas of what you are looking for soundwise and then try every bass in that general category.