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I know, these threads are very cliche.
I've been playing guitar for 2-3 years now, and I would love to get a bass for Christmas.
Due to living in America and how little money my family actually has. I need a cheap used guitar ($100-$200), so I was looking on Craigslist and found this.
The Epiphone Embassy V. I could hardly find any information on this, and only $100.






http://kansascity.craigslist.org/msg/933569560.html

Here's another one I was thinking about.
http://kansascity.craigslist.org/msg/942912021.html

Anybody have one of these?

Any bass I should look at?

I cannot use the interwebs for this purchasing expedition.

Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance.
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Quote by CaptainJack666
id go with the peavey


Thanks, I was leaning more towards the Epi, but whatever you bassists think.

Any body else?
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#4
Quote by OzarkMDaredevil
Thanks, I was leaning more towards the Epi, but whatever you bassists think.

Any body else?


ive just had bad experiences with epi basses ive owned and played
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#5
If your really new to bass I'd go for the Peavey. You should probably start out with 4 strings, a lot of bass players don't like 5 strings, and it would be easier to learn bass on a 4 string first, I think so anyway.
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Quote by OzarkMDaredevil
Due to living in America...


I'm curious as to what that's supposed to mean.
#8
get the peavey, the epi is probably bad like most of epi's basses
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Quote by betaone
I'm curious as to what that's supposed to mean.


Credit crunch, falling economy. Etc. Etc. We'll be falling on hard times. Want to buy me a cheap bass before it all fully sets in.
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Quote by OzarkMDaredevil
Credit crunch, falling economy. Etc. Etc. We'll be falling on hard times. Want to buy me a cheap bass before it all fully sets in.


I understand where you're coming from, but I can't say I agree with that line of thinking. To each his own I suppose. I also agree you should get the Peavy. You'll be very happy with it.
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Quote by asthebearsets
If your really new to bass I'd go for the Peavey. You should probably start out with 4 strings, a lot of bass players don't like 5 strings, and it would be easier to learn bass on a 4 string first, I think so anyway.


It's no harder to learn on a 5er than a 4 string bass, and if he's just starting out he won't have to accustom himself to the switch from 4 to 5 strings. And he gets economy of motion if he starts on a 5, depends on what he's looking for at the end of the day.