#1
I would like it to have 4 strings, a decent tone, possibly a shorter scale and that its easily playable, since my first instrument is the guitar and I would like the bass to be the most like a guitar by playability.
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#2
sounds like you want a Fender Mustang to me.

I'd suggest trying full scale out- the strings are tighter, which is easier on the right hand for most guitarists.
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#3
A Fender for only 550? I guess you mean a Mexican one, right? Well I was looking at Ibanez and Vintage basses, even Yamaha eve though I find them ugly... Anything more cheap than a Fender?
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#4
scope craigslist.

I'll help if you give me an area.

Squier is cheaper, whats your comfort price?
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#5
Squier is a copy... I would prefffer something original like Ibanez, Yamaha or Vintage
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#6
you answered not my 2 questions.

what price do you like best?
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#7
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Squier is a copy... I would prefffer something original like Ibanez, Yamaha or Vintage


I haven't heard many great things about Vintage, I took a wee look on the site, some of them look pretty decent, but that probably wasn't very helpful there

Although Squiers are copies, they are GOOD copies. Especially the Vintage Modified and Classic Vibe series'

However, you can't go wrong with an Ibanez Soundgear or a Yamaha BB series, someone I know has an RBX 374, he gets a nice tone out of it

I really don't like the way I post One point per line, kinda need to work on that I think...
#8
^I personally like it. more organized than a wall of text.

/off-topic
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#9
^way off topic. This is sounding like a conversation rather than a thread.

Ibanez is going to be one of the better values in that price point. You can get higher end used SRs in that budget.

The VM series is actually in some cases as good or even better than the Mexican Fenders. Squier has a deservedly bad reputation in the guitar community but their basses are better built and worth looking at.

If you are going for short scale, I'd avoid Epiphone myself due to bad design and QA issues.
#10
Optimal price is 500 to 600 USD.
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#11
ok.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Standard-Jazz-Bass-105178370-i1434654.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-AGB200-Electric-Semi-Hollow-Bass-104296553-i1172867.gc

I'd highly suggest the first one, but the second is also a fine bass, just much more of a niche instrument.

I just checked prices, for no reason they seem to have added 300 to mustang prices.

make sure you have money for a bass amp in there.
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#12
I have a friend who said he would give me a bass amp.

Btw. and Ibanez ARTB100? It looks the same as the one you showed, but it is 100% electric, not hollow.
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#13
A good ol' Fender P or J won't let you down, the MIM's seem to be about 50/50 quality-wise. Some people hate them, but it's not hard to find a gem that plays great, and a Squier VM will usually be on par with the MIM's.

I'd suggest the Ibanez SR series, they're great quality, and they're playability is amazing. Other brands to look at, maybe Traben or Peavey (the Trabens you might find a little awkward to play).

Make sure when you find some basses you like that you try them out, to see what you find most comfortable
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#14
as long as you buy one from a reputable seller,
you can get a Geddy Lee Jazz Bass for less than 550 (you have to take your chances with actions though)
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#15
oh, so it is.

that should also be good. have not played it though.
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