#1
hey, im just starting to learn bass after i found an old one in my attic but need to buy one.. i have to buy it myself along w/ an amp. wut should i get?
#2
The Bass

Whats your price range?
Semi-Hollow?
What sound/feel?

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The Amp

Price Range?
Sound?
Features?
Volume?


#3
im looking for somthing that is easy to learn on.. price.. like 200

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price same as the bass, so that i can be heard over the drummer
#4
dude, plenty of past threads on this.

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#5
What is the old one in your attic? Post pics is nessascery, It might just need a decent set-up.
#6
my dad sad that he used the cable jack for somthing and the wirings gone.
#7
2 things,

You mean $200 right? That'll be extremely hard :S

Also, Wiring in a bass isn't the greatest challenge in the world to re-do, for under $200 too.
#9
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ya but the bass is like 25 years old

Age is but a number. Depending on the bass, it could still be like new. Fenders last forever, and even cheaper brands last a long time. My mom had this classical guitar that her grand pa had. It's over 40 years old and I use it.
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#10
but that was probobly kept in condition. this was in my attic with no output jack. i cant even find the brand sticker.
#12
There is a Ibanez starter set for about $300. It includes the GSR190 bass and a small 15W amp. I've got it myself and the bass is really cool but the amp is bullshit of course. There's also a starter set from Fender Squier which is even cheaper i guess. I've heard good things about it but never tried it myself.
Also you should go to a store and try a few basses and amps to figure out what kind of sound you like. That helped me a lot when I started with playing bass.
Last edited by Lucas_ at Jan 4, 2010,
#13
I dunno, I love Vintage Basses, post a picture. I might but, you never know.

$400 Min. for an alright starter bass. :/
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#16
:P, Upload it at "www.tinypic.com" and then put the "Direct Link" in-between the BB Code.

Try not to double post as well, just edit your post.
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CEO - Moustache and Monocle.
Electronic Engineer - Dynamix Audio Engineering.

I enjoy rain. Rain noise is nice.

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Dead Famous Records
#18
^^ I think it's a pretty damn nice looking bass. Has an old Jap feel to it (Those pickups, the neck binding, etc), block inlays would have just made it perfect. Anyway, I'd try and get this bass up and running.

Reminds me slightly of the old Ibanez J bass (obviously yours is a P bass) ;

#20
Wire - Free, rip it out of old electrical stuff.
Pots - already there
Caps - Already there.
Input jack - £1
Solder iron - £10

A working bass for £11 and 10 minutes of effort and 30 mins of research. It's worth it, dude.