#1
Hey guys,

I'm doing a little research for a friend of mine who has been playing the bass for a few months now. He has this http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-Artcore-Ser-Hollowbody-without-Tremolo?sku=519527, the basic starter combo, and he has about $250 to spend. Should he go for a new bass guitar or a new amp. My recommendation was the amp, but I'm not sure.

Also, whichever one you think (guitar or amp) which one should he get within the price range of $250...thanks!
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#4
amp for sure.


i made the retarded choice of buying a new bass first, and suffered for months before getting a new amp
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#5
amp. preferably, he should pay a little more. and look at craigslist.
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#6
what kinda amp for that price though?
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#7
Is he gonna stick with bass?

If so, tell him to save for a decent quality, and decent sized amp.
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#9
defenatly new amp, otherwise he'll get a good bass and he'll think it sounds terrible because he's playing it through that amp. one of the various sized Fender Rumble's would be a good choice, i have a 100 watt one, its really awesome, probly wouldnt need one that big unless you plan on doing big gigs, but a 30 or so watt fender rumble you could get for that price and it'll make it sound really ace...
#10
^ You can get a lot better than a Rumble for that price. They're very mediocre when it comes to bang-for-your-buck. For <100W amps on the cheap, Acoustic and Peavey rule the roost, with Acoustic being the better of the two. In Europe, if TS happens to be there, Laney and Peavey are on top but depending on the location other brands can be just as good. (laney, warwick, orange, etc...)

Used, Peavey and Carvin cannot be beat.
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#11
Peavey are great, but really heavy. But then you have the unbeatable law or whatever, you can have two of: Cheap, Light or Good but not all 3.

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#12
^ indeed, their stuff from the 80's was ungodly heavy. 3/4" plywood construction with heavy bracing will do that. However, you can drop it off of a moving truck and it'll laugh and ask for more.
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