#1
I'm a singer in a band i have decided to take up bass duties as well. To learn I am borrowing a bass from one of the guitarists (its a fame series 830). i have managed to narrow my choice down to 4 basses (links below) but i need to know what bass would be best for my bands' genre of playing (indie, rock, hard rock). for practice i would be playing through an orange crush 20B bass combo amp. my max budget is £300 in total for the bass and amp.

Links:
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/squier-standard-p-bass-special/3822
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/squier-/71293
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/squier-vintage-modified-precisi/71000
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/yamaha-rbx170/3448

My favorite is bass 2 with number 3 close behind but i don't know whether a jazz bass would or wouldn't be suitable for my genre.

Here is the amp link:
http://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Orange-Crush-20B-Bass-Combo-Amp/9WC

Thanks in advance for the help.
Gear
Basses
Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass in Olympic White

Guitars
Squier Stratocaster Showmaster NLT HSS
Stagg Electro Acoustic

Amps
Carlsbro Cobra Bass 90W
Line 6 Spider III 15W
Squier SA-10

#2
hi, are you anywhere near bath, the other day my friend went into duck son and pinker down there and got this http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/stagg-bc-300-active/66946 for £75

theres loads of others too
ESP Eclipse I CTM FR (KGC BRASS BLOCK + IronGear Blues Engine + Dirty Torque + BCS Wiring Kit
Jet City Fusion

Blackstar S1-104 EL34

Engl Standard 4x12 (V60's)

Korg PitchBlack
ZCAT Delay-Reverb
Snarling Dogs Whine-O-Wah
#4
Apparantly, it's a very good starter amp.

And I'd go with the VM Jazz. Versatility ftw.

EDIT: ^ to the guy 2 up.^
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#5
im nowhere near bath and also i hate staggs. i had a stagg guitar as my first guitar and you could literally put it down for like 5 minutes and it would go out of tune.
Gear
Basses
Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass in Olympic White

Guitars
Squier Stratocaster Showmaster NLT HSS
Stagg Electro Acoustic

Amps
Carlsbro Cobra Bass 90W
Line 6 Spider III 15W
Squier SA-10

#6
i say go with the vintage P-bass i tried it and i thought it was good never was able to run it through a similar setup to what i had but you cant do everything xD but i settled on a thunderbird cause i was a little bored with the fact every bloomin band has a bassist with a P-bass but thats for a diffrent topic xD i got an Epiphone thunderbird instead not allowed to play it till october as its for my 18th

but the Squier vintage P-bass is your best bet its durable and flexible, im not too keen on Orange gear sometimes dont think its too versatile and i generally think theres much better amps to be gotten
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http://guitarguitar.co.uk/bass_amps_detail.asp?stock=06013015444418

this Laney RB1 is pretty good and its goddamn loud durable and imo for the price its possibly one of the best if not the best amp you can get aswell as it being a british brand :P
#7
You'll get a lot of people recommending the VM Jazz, me being one of them, but for this case, I think the Standard P Special would be better for the genres you play. Also, 20 watts is not enough for playing with a band.
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#8
I've only played the RXB170 and the P-Bass Special, and I personally preferred the Yamaha. I felt it was better to play and I don't regret my decision. It never goes out if tune (seriously, I use it every day and the last time I tuned it was March). I would say that it is gigworthy as well (with some Ernie Ball strings). I have never had a problem with it.

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Warwick Rockbass Vampyre 4

Line 6 Bass Pod XT Live
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
#9
Quote by fleajr_1412
You'll get a lot of people recommending the VM Jazz, me being one of them, but for this case, I think the Standard P Special would be better for the genres you play. Also, 20 watts is not enough for playing with a band.


20 watts is enough to practice as for practice it is where we cannot go too loud. and the drummer is on an electric drum kit. both guitarists only have 15 watts each
Gear
Basses
Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass in Olympic White

Guitars
Squier Stratocaster Showmaster NLT HSS
Stagg Electro Acoustic

Amps
Carlsbro Cobra Bass 90W
Line 6 Spider III 15W
Squier SA-10

#11
i been a bassest for 5 years now when i brought my first bass i got a cheap musicman copy that cost me in the range of £129 i still have and us that bass yes i ahev brought new bassest sicne then i use a 5 string mostly now but when i just jamming or doing little show i use it. all i saying if u want a bass look for sumtinhg that going to last and that has a well known name or good reveiws because whenit comes to repairing it witch any bass will have to get done at least once in it lifespan at least u have knowledge of wot the problem would be and besides it easyer for u and the repair if u have a rough idea i would say if u want to buy a good first bass i would go for ibanez sr or srx range or vintage musicman copys or olps type like them u can get a good ibanez for roughy around £200-290 if u look and they have got a good reputation.
#12
Ibanez GSR200. Ibanez make very good dependable basses.

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Ibanez SR506BM
Ashdown Little Giant 1000w
Peavey TVX 115+410
A big ass upright