#1
I've been playing guitar for around 7 months (off and on) now, and I've been toying with the idea of playing bass.

I'd still like to play lead guitar, but I like the added versatility of playing bass (almost every band seems to need a bass player )

I was thinking of getting a P-Bass or a Jazz bass, but I really like the look of the P-Bass better, maybe a Squier P-Bass Special? I like the idea of having both the p-bass pickups and the jazz bass ones.

As far as what I play, I really don't know what I'll be playing, so I'd like something versatile.

I've got no idea what amp to get.

Budget; I'm hoping to spend less than $300 for the bass and the amp.

So, any thoughts/advice?

Thanks
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#2
You seem to have a level head on your shoulders for a new bass player, which is great. For the bass, you're right about the P/J setup being versatile. Look into SX basses; they're cheap, but they're solid basses stock and even better for modifying later on. Amp-wise, look at Acoustic bass amps. Get the biggest one you can afford, IMO. Can't go wrong with that setup as a beginner. Hope that helped!

Steve
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#3
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You seem to have a level head on your shoulders for a new bass player, which is great. For the bass, you're right about the P/J setup being versatile. Look into SX basses; they're cheap, but they're solid basses stock and even better for modifying later on. Amp-wise, look at Acoustic bass amps. Get the biggest one you can afford, IMO. Can't go wrong with that setup as a beginner. Hope that helped!

Steve

Thanks, that did help.

But I don't see any SX basses on Craigslist (where I bought my guitar). Would you recommend SX over a Squier? How about a MIM Fender?
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#4
The most suggested beginner bass and amp on here tends to be the squire vintage modified jazz and the acoustic b200, but i would also take a look at yamaha and ibanez.
#5
Either a Squire VM Bass or an Ibanez SR200/300

Both are good choices.

Amp: The B200 is good. Fender Rumbles are ok.
#7
Before posting my question here, I was thinking about a Squier P-Bass Special or a Squier Vintage Modified P-Bass (mainly because I like the look of the P-bass better and I like the versatility of the pickups) but I'm not sure if either will fit my budget (as inexpensive as possible). Also, the Acoustic B200 is $300! I was thinking of something under $100 (used).

I checked out SX basses last night, and I've yet to read a bad review! I was thinking of getting this one:

http://www.rondomusic.com/spj62vwh.html

But so far, only 1 person has recommended SX basses.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix