#1
I have been playing for 3 months on a Squire P-Bass and i have learned 3 songs fully and a lot of bass lines and i don't know where to go and what to purchase. I own a 10 watt Fender Guitar amp, ODB-3 Bass Overdrive/distortion and a crybaby bass wah. I love effects and i want to play Stoner Rock and Punk.

What do I do now? I was thinking about buying a fender P-Bass or an Ibanez ATK300 bass.Also there is a band i know that wants me in and they are average and they play punk are there any punk bands that have sweet bass lines that aren't Rancid?

Thanks
#2
if you've only been playing for 3 months, you really don't need a new bass. If you're thinking about joining a band, use that money for a better bass amp.
#4
you will need a bass amp if you are planning on joining a band, or you won't even be heard in practices. until the amp dies.
EDIT: look into something second hand. possibly peavey or ashdown, or acoustic if you are in usa and maybe canada
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Last edited by moody git at Jul 23, 2009,
#5
Quote by Haseoedge
Any amps that you can recommend?


You gonna need at least 200 Watts (Don't listen to people who say you don't, they're wrong, I can't emphasise this enough), 300 Watts is preferable for the extra head room, but you can get away with 200... just.

Look on the used market, Ashdown, Warwick and Peavey for a more modern tone. Ampeg, Orange for the more vintage sound.
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#7
Buy a bass amp seriously
Gear:
Washburn RB2500 (5 String)
Yamaha BB400 Fretless (1981)
Carlo Giordano 3/4 Upright (White)
Cort Action 4 (Stereo-fied)
Orange Bass Terror 500
Orange 1x15 Cab
Boss GT-6 Bass Multi-effects
#8
Quote by Haseoedge
How about this http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-MAX-115-Bass-Combo?sku=481445? I could probably get it in a month or two.

it's only 60 watts, I'd go and see what you can find second hand

Remember for bass the same volume needs approx. 2 times the power for ported combos/cabs and about 3 to 4 times for sealed designs
Gear:
Washburn RB2500 (5 String)
Yamaha BB400 Fretless (1981)
Carlo Giordano 3/4 Upright (White)
Cort Action 4 (Stereo-fied)
Orange Bass Terror 500
Orange 1x15 Cab
Boss GT-6 Bass Multi-effects
#9
Im amazed that playing a bass on it hasnt DESTROYED that 10 watt. The only thing you need now is a way better amp. Especially if your gonna play in a band. And when you put out money on an amp, you only want to do it once. You really do need something at least 200 watts. if your gonna be in a band
#10
Quote by Haseoedge


What do I do now? I was thinking about buying a fender P-Bass or an Ibanez ATK300 bass.Also there is a band i know that wants me in and they are average and they play punk are there any punk bands that have sweet bass lines that aren't Rancid?

Thanks

Anti-Flag have some sweet basslines that are just pure brilliance to listen to and learn at the same time atm im learning the song turncoat its a nice bassline imo some really nice fills in the song.

Also some Green day songs lesser known ones like worry rock and a lot of their older stuff have nice basslines aswell.Most of their newer stuff just seems to fit with the guitar where as listen to a few old green day then some new and you will get wha im meaning.
#11
Anti-Flag have great basslines, and great lyrics (see sig ). Listen to them, learn the basslines, become an activist!

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#12
Quote by m4l666
Anti-Flag have great basslines, and great lyrics (see sig ). Listen to them, learn the basslines, become an activist!

Also Justin Sane and Chris #2 are 2 of the coolest people you could meet aswell as Chris's performance being one of the things leading me to learn bass cause of their energetic performances.

Still cant believe i shook both their hands and he asked me what you think of the show one of my friends nearly fainted xD
#14
Quote by Disobey666
id say go for the P-Bass it has the best tone for playing punk


It's very commonly used, but it's up to each individual player to decide what's best
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#16
Quote by Disobey666
id say go for the P-Bass it has the best tone for playing punk
But, even that's not going to sound that good out of TS's amp. I honestly believe that a new amp is undoubtedly what TS needs next.
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#17
you really don't need 200 watts, i can be heard in my drop c# three piece alexisonfire/deftonesey type band with my 90 watt behringer but in my other band i needs to use my bassman.
BASS GEAR:
Fender Bassman 250 2x10
Squier MB-5
Tanglewood Premier TW155 acoustic bass

GUITAR GEAR:
Ibanez ART300
Fender GDC-200SCE
Peavey studio chorus 70

PEDALS:
Ibanez SM-7
Ibanez PH-7
DOD Bass Chorus