#1
Me and my friend are going to buy a bass, whats a decent cheap one. I was thinking of an Epiphone Thunderbird. Play anything but metal.
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#2
whatever you do, NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER buy a gibson/epiphone bass, they are trash, and everybody who knows what theyre talking about will agree.

but first, you have to tell me your budget before i can recoomend
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#3
Check out lower end Ibanez's and Squiers Vintage Modified and Classic Vibe series
#4
SX's are pretty cheap.
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#5
Squier Vintage Modified Jazz.

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#6
try out the trusted Ibanez GSR200, or GSR205 if you want a five string. They run about 200 bucks. But they are worth every penny.
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#7
I can get one of those Ibanez's off ebay for about $150, should I ? I guess it's the cheapest bass i'll probably find next to an SX
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whatever you do, NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER buy a gibson/epiphone bass, they are trash, and everybody who knows what theyre talking about will agree.

but first, you have to tell me your budget before i can recoomend


Because youve played every single gibson/epiphone bass out there? And you know for sure the TS wouldnt be happy with one?
#10
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Because youve played every single gibson/epiphone bass out there? And you know for sure the TS wouldnt be happy with one?

He's right ^ by all means try a thunderbird, but there's a 90% chance you'll far prefer something else. However, consider a squier vintage modified bass of some kind or an ibanez GSR200, they're listed as the best basses in their class for a reason.
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#11
Any word on that SX? Price is perfect
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#12
My advice is to be patient and find a good used Ibanez. They tend to have fast necks and versatile pickups. I tend to think of the SX basses as backups. They can be a good deal, but are a better choice for an experienced player imo.

Are you experienced at neck set-up? SX basses usually need a proper set-up after delivery. Are you comfortable replacing the nut and probably the bridge on the SX? Those are frequently required.
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#13
No I don't know how to set up a bass, I play guitar, I just want a bass to play around with.
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#14
SX's seem to either be loved or hated on this forum...

I think the view that should be taken is that the quality control is terrible; you never quite know what you're going to get.
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#16
i would not go to a pawn shop and buy one. I'd recommend a Squier VM when i got mine i thought i was the coolest bassist ever XD so young and innocent I was....

if you adjust the string height and type of strings on it, its a dream bass, and i think they went down in price....maybe.
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#17
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whatever you do, NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER buy a gibson/epiphone bass, they are trash, and everybody who knows what theyre talking about will agree.

but first, you have to tell me your budget before i can recoomend


I think the Gibson SG bass is nice...

But on topic, buy a Squier Vinage Modified J or P Bass. Can't go wrong.
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Any word on that SX? Price is perfect


SX's are good in most aspects except for the electronics, which suck ass. They make great project basses for this reason. I'd get it, and then maybe mod it later
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#20
+1 to the Squire vintage vibe. They had a review in Guitar World and in the "pros and cons" they said it didn't have a con. Good solid bass at an affordable price.
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#22
RBX270J is better and is only another £30-odd quid
Either that or a Squier Vintage Modern
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#24
look at the lower level yamahas The one i'm using at the moment is great to play and i think it was about £120-150 (i'm borrowing it)
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