#1
Bass today. A Squier MB-4, not the skull version, but the plain version. Got it for $110. Sounds good . Then I spent 53 bucks on a new cable(needed one anyways), and a rock bass basics book.

I'm pretty sure I got a good deal. Has J and P style pups, only thing I was a tad upset about was the pups are passive, but oh well. It came with a DiMazario Strap with Locks, so I was gaining, they were loosing, right? :P

Well, anyways, bass is more fun than guitar, and I've been at guitar for years. Lol.

Anything I should know that a book wont teach me?

LATER!
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#2
do you have a bass amp? the book probably won't tell you that you need one.

also, 53 bucks for a cable? i can't imagine buying a cable that costs half as much as my instrument..
^^not necessarily helpful.
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it's super unneffective!
#3
That's a steal. I'm assuming they have you installed locks but those run about 45 bucks and the strap is 25ish so really you got the bass for pennies on the dollar. I have the skull and crossbones version of this bass and payed 229 new back in the day and it was worth every cent.
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#4
Quote by failedstagedive
do you have a bass amp? the book probably won't tell you that you need one.

also, 53 bucks for a cable? i can't imagine buying a cable that costs half as much as my instrument..


nooo, lol, 53 for book, and the cable! LOL.

EDIT: and no, I don't have a bass amp, and as of now, I'm using my guitar amp, I figured as long as I don't crank it it'll do fine, right?
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60W All Tube Egnater Renegade Head and Cab.
#5
Quote by evortre
nooo, lol, 53 for book, and the cable! LOL.

EDIT: and no, I don't have a bass amp, and as of now, I'm using my guitar amp, I figured as long as I don't crank it it'll do fine, right?



very bad idea.
bass is too low for a guitar amps speaker to handle your taking your chances with that
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#6
Quote by evortre
nooo, lol, 53 for book, and the cable! LOL.

EDIT: and no, I don't have a bass amp, and as of now, I'm using my guitar amp, I figured as long as I don't crank it it'll do fine, right?


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#7
if you're just playing at low levels, it's really not THAT big of a deal. it'll just sound like balls. but definitely start saving up for a bass amp.
^^not necessarily helpful.
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think pokemon
Pete Wentz sig reaches level 32, it evolves into Mark Hoppus bass.
Mark Hoppus bass uses tone knob!
it's super unneffective!
#8
Quote by Cody_Grey102
For a little while, then it'll blow up.


Yeah, I know that. Lol, thats why I'm playing it on a crap amp. I was going to get a Peavey 158 Bass amp for $100, anyone got better suggestions for a practice amp under 100?
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2003 Fender MIM Strat
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Epiphone Valve Jr. Halfstack BitMo Trio Modded
60W All Tube Egnater Renegade Head and Cab.
#9
i went to guitar center recently to get a strictly practice bass amp. the guy saw me checking out the peavys (both the 6.5" and 8" models) and showed me the acoustic b10. he told me it's the best thing i can get for 100 bucks, and he was right. it's got a 10 inch speaker, and the tone just blows away everything else in its price range.
^^not necessarily helpful.
Quote by the humanity

think pokemon
Pete Wentz sig reaches level 32, it evolves into Mark Hoppus bass.
Mark Hoppus bass uses tone knob!
it's super unneffective!
#10
Quote by failedstagedive
i went to guitar center recently to get a strictly practice bass amp. the guy saw me checking out the peavys (both the 6.5" and 8" models) and showed me the acoustic b10. he told me it's the best thing i can get for 100 bucks, and he was right. it's got a 10 inch speaker, and the tone just blows away everything else in its price range.


Yeah, that was the other amp I was looking into! So got any sound clips of it/youtube vids?
EQUIPMENT:
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2003 Fender MIM Strat
2008 Ibanez AEG20E A/E Cutaway
2011 Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro
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Epiphone Valve Jr. Halfstack BitMo Trio Modded
60W All Tube Egnater Renegade Head and Cab.
#11
get an acoustic b20 bass amp
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#12
Your sig says never buy a squier. thats my bass and yeah, i'm looking for one, cause i can't find a b10
EQUIPMENT:
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2003 Fender MIM Strat
2008 Ibanez AEG20E A/E Cutaway
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Epiphone Valve Jr. Halfstack BitMo Trio Modded
60W All Tube Egnater Renegade Head and Cab.
#13
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Your sig says never buy a squier. thats my bass and yeah, i'm looking for one, cause i can't find a b10

Don't worry, look at his username .
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#14
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Don't worry, look at his username .


lol, your sig is a hypocryte, tbird.
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Epiphone Valve Jr. Halfstack BitMo Trio Modded
60W All Tube Egnater Renegade Head and Cab.
#15
Quote by tbirds1013
get an acoustic b20 bass amp


i would really just save the money and get the b10, since both provide practice levels and neither will get you anywhere near a volume for gigging. and no, i don't have any sound clips, but i would describe it as a very full tone that's pretty transparent and replicates your bass' signal really well. i wouldn't say there's a characteristic acoustic sound - just quality stuff.
^^not necessarily helpful.
Quote by the humanity

think pokemon
Pete Wentz sig reaches level 32, it evolves into Mark Hoppus bass.
Mark Hoppus bass uses tone knob!
it's super unneffective!
#16
Quote by failedstagedive
i would really just save the money and get the b10, since both provide practice levels and neither will get you anywhere near a volume for gigging. and no, i don't have any sound clips, but i would describe it as a very full tone that's pretty transparent and replicates your bass' signal really well. i wouldn't say there's a characteristic acoustic sound - just quality stuff.


Can't find and B10's for sale, though. lol. But oh well.
EQUIPMENT:
Guitars:
2003 Fender MIM Strat
2008 Ibanez AEG20E A/E Cutaway
2011 Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro
Amps:
Epiphone Valve Jr. Halfstack BitMo Trio Modded
60W All Tube Egnater Renegade Head and Cab.
#17
My one suggestion is to rewire the thing. (I have the MB-5)

As-is, the knobs are volume/balance/tone, which makes the bass lose a lot of output when you're using both pickups. Volume/volume/tone would be much, much better.
Nope, no sig here.
#18
hmm,, how would i do that? never redone wiring.
EQUIPMENT:
Guitars:
2003 Fender MIM Strat
2008 Ibanez AEG20E A/E Cutaway
2011 Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro
Amps:
Epiphone Valve Jr. Halfstack BitMo Trio Modded
60W All Tube Egnater Renegade Head and Cab.
#20
I love my acoustic B20. It has a real nice sound to it, but I haven't tried a lot of amps.