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hey
ive been playin guitar for around 5 yrs (4 classical and 1 electric) and i was thinkin of learning bass
so could any1 recommend a good bass guitar for around 350$
just so i can learn it for fun, maybe giging at times
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searchbar. we got 5 of these every day.


man i feel like a jerk saying that.
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searchbar. we got 5 of these every day.


man i feel like a jerk saying that.



JERK!!!! I HATE YOU!!!! ELITIST PIG!!!!!




but really what do you play TS? any bassists you admire?
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Buying any instrument is a personal experience. Go to a few reputable dealer's with a wide selection and play everything they have in your price range until you find the one that suits you because what I like you may hate and visa versa.
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you're gonna need to get a bass amp too
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Quote by TANKER69
you're gonna need to get a bass amp too

+1, don't use your guitar amp

Avoid Dean, Epiphone, and questionable off-brands and you should be ok.
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wat happens if i use my guitar amp?
GEAR
ESP LTD Alexi-200
Blackstar HT-5 Mini Halfstack
Squier Affinity Strat
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
Line 6 Uber Metal
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a bass will destroy the speaker of a guitar amp, no question.
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Eden Nemesis NC410 320w combo amp
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Quote by TheTortured
a bass will destroy the speaker of a guitar amp, no question.

This...However, if you have a head and you're in a pinch you can always use a bass cabinet with the guitar amp head until you can afford a bass amp head.

IOW it will not damage the guitar amp head but it will damage a guitar speaker.
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Quote by SoundManMike
This...However, if you have a head and you're in a pinch you can always use a bass cabinet with the guitar amp head until you can afford a bass amp head.

IOW it will not damage the guitar amp head but it will damage a guitar speaker.


does bass damage guitar amp tubes at all? i've been wondering about that

So TS, does this mean you have to split your budget between bass and amp?
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Quote by capslockisnton
does bass damage guitar amp tubes at all? i've been wondering about that

So TS, does this mean you have to split your budget between bass and amp?

actually, i might suggest playing without an amp during the learning curve...

if you intend to play with your fingers, playing without an amp is going to force you to pluck harder and louder to hear your bass, and it will build massive finger strength (it worked for me)
My Rig:
Yamaha RBX 375 bass
Peavey Millenium BXP bass (won at Summer Slaughter 2010, signed by all the bands)
Eden Nemesis NC410 320w combo amp
Check out Tyrannicide, my death/thrash metal band:
http://www.myspace.com/tyrannicidemetal
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Quote by TheTortured
actually, i might suggest playing without an amp during the learning curve...

if you intend to play with your fingers, playing without an amp is going to force you to pluck harder and louder to hear your bass, and it will build massive finger strength (it worked for me)


but it could develop bad habits of digging in to hard so that you can actually hear yourself, and consequentially giving the TS a higher chance of getting nastier blisters
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Quote by capslockisnton
but it could develop bad habits of digging in to hard so that you can actually hear yourself, and consequentially giving the TS a higher chance of getting nastier blisters

hey man, no pain no gain
My Rig:
Yamaha RBX 375 bass
Peavey Millenium BXP bass (won at Summer Slaughter 2010, signed by all the bands)
Eden Nemesis NC410 320w combo amp
Check out Tyrannicide, my death/thrash metal band:
http://www.myspace.com/tyrannicidemetal