#1
Right, so im interested in starting to play bass. Yeah, basically just want to have gear to start out on at a reasonable price, and may potentially play some shows with it. Thanks
#3
Skilface - handy thread.

Rise_Above - you don't mention what kind of music you want to play, but i do suggest you check out a yamaha RBX170
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Yamaha-RBX170-Bass-101834760-i1146650.gc
for years, it was my backup bass, and i found i tended to bring it to practice because it was easy to play and light with a small body that made it easy to carry and move while playing. very decent sound, good build quality.
#4
Quote by patticake
Skilface - handy thread.

Rise_Above - you don't mention what kind of music you want to play, but i do suggest you check out a yamaha RBX170
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Yamaha-RBX170-Bass-101834760-i1146650.gc
for years, it was my backup bass, and i found i tended to bring it to practice because it was easy to play and light with a small body that made it easy to carry and move while playing. very decent sound, good build quality.


i'm using one now as my main bass and it really is a great bass, so +1
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#5
Check out the Roland Micro Cube bass, it is excellent and has a lot of on board effects. It's also pretty compact so it wont take up a lot of space.
#6
im guessing by your username your a punk listener? rise above's a famous Black Flag song

if so check out a Squire vintage P-bass or Jazz, amp i would say go for what you feel is best Peavy or laney by experience are well worth the money for starter amps.
Guitar Gear
Guitar: Ibanez GRG140 (black)
Amp:Peavey Vypyr 75


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Bass: Fender P-bass MIM,Peavey Millenium 5 BXP (x2),Epiphone Thunderbird
Amp:Ampeg PF500 w PF210 cab
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#7
If bass is something you're new to, I would recommend a starter pack. Ibanez and Squier are good brands to look for, Epiphone is one I'd avoid. Starter packs offer everything a beginner needs at a good value, and if you decide you don't like it, you're not out as much cash as you would be if you bought everything by itself.
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#8
peavy millenniums are the ****, they come in four colors and sound great for the price, there around $250,if you buy one take it into a music store and have them install an AMERICAN jack,well you should do this for any guitar but the sound is ALOT better and it only costs $15, most peavy practice amps are around $80,everything combined is around $345 and a fairly nice set up, DONT BUY some cheap nasty crap either you will regret it,if you follow through buying a bass start by playing sex pistols song cause they are very simple
#9
yeah, my username is based off the black flag song, and mostly listen to punk and metal
#10
First of all I would tell to you to look at the Bass FAQ sticky, it pretty much covers everything you need to know for starting off on bass

A budget would also be helpful for gear recomendations


Personally I would recomend an Ibanez GSR200

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

or a Squier-P bass if you're into punk

as for an amp I would recomend this Acoustic
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Acoustic-B20-1X12-Bass-Combo-Amplifier?sku=481622
Gear:
Ibanez RG4EXQM1
Fender Jazz V
Yahama Pacifica 112
Acoustic B200h
2 custom 1x15 cabs
Vox AD30VT
too many pedals
#11
The Squier Vintage Modified basses are good starters, and you can't go wrong with either the P or J variants in the FAQ. There are also the similar Squier Classic Vibe basses which offer a couple of variations. For punk, those would be my first port of call, but they're more than capable of providing metal tones.

Amps are more subjective, so I would try as many as possible, but Acoustic, as cited above are good for more energetic music, and I personally would promote either Peavey, or Laney, having comboes from both manufacturers.
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