#1
Title says it all. I've been playing bass for about 2 years but only have a cheap knock-off. I'm looking for a decent bass and amp for pretty general use- I play everything but metal. Any suggestions? Also if I have any €€€ left over I'll prob get a overdrive.
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#2
While i hate every fender bass except for the aerodynes and jaguar, I'd have to say if you can afford a second hand fender get one, they should be diverse enough for you. If not I guess a Yamaha bass would do. The RBX170 is great for the price.

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#3
If you're going to go that cheap you might as well get an Ibanez GSR200 for the same price, the choice is up to you as they're both great basses but I prefer the Ibanez personally.

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-GSR200-4String-Bass?sku=519524

With that said you can probably get something a bit more pricey though, I wouldn't buy a bass any more expensive than 250 pounds so that you have enough for a decent practice amp.

Something similar to this would leave you plenty for an amp, this bass comes out to around 247 pounds (or so my unit converter says ) which would leave you plenty for a good amp.

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-SR400QM-Soundgear-Electric-Bass?sku=511825

For your price range I'd definitely stick with Ibanez, Yamaha or Squier as they make the best basses for the least money.
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#4
The Ibanez SR400/300 are a great bet, and I'd recommend these amps:

http://www.thomann.de/ie/laney_rb3_richter_bass.htm
http://www.thomann.de/ie/orange_crush35b.htm

or

http://www.thomann.de/ie/kustom_kba_65_x.htm this one is my favourite, but it's a bit pricier