#1
for a 1st bass guitar what would u recommend? i saw a squier bass for £89 it just had x1 pick up. is that any good for the beginner.
#2
The FAQ would help.
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#3
Fender Precision and a lot of Music Man basses have just one pickup and they work fine. As long as it plays well, it should be good for a beginner. Did you like it?
#5
£89? Sure, good price if you like the bass. I hate it like you wouldn't believe, but others swear by them. Either way its a very good price if new.

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im a newbie myself and I got an Ibanez GSR200, good value for money with active pick up. Not great for slap and pop technique but for rock genres it does the buisness.

Actually there's nothing wrong with it for learning to slap, the fact that YOU can't do it isn't a sign of a fault with the bass. Keep trying my friend.
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#6
hi, nah not got it but thinking yea. i play eletric guitar but may play bass on the side for fun, just to muck about on. my bud said save up 1000 and get sting-ray by musicman lol i only got 200 ish to spend at the moment.
#7
you don't need anything near a stingray to just mess about with
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#8
Defiantly, try with that ibanez, No point getting a 2k bass to start, you don't have a style or a feel for it yet, that's the point in beginner, getting the basics down.
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#9
Yeah just read the FAQ.

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#10
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£89? Sure, good price if you like the bass. I hate it like you wouldn't believe, but others swear by them. Either way its a very good price if new.


Actually there's nothing wrong with it for learning to slap, the fact that YOU can't do it isn't a sign of a fault with the bass. Keep trying my friend.


well actually ive been told otherwise in a thread I started a few weeks back, and the problem I mentioned still continues. But yeah, technique maybe an issue.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1252453
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#11
^the guys in that thread clearly tell you it's your technique
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#12
While an expensive bass may look, feel and even sound better than a cheap one, ultimately the player is the majority of what makes a bass sound good or not. I personally started with a cheap Peavy around $300 back in the day and played that till I could make it sound just as good as what other bassists I heard were doing, then I was ready for a $1000+ bass. And slapping certainly isn't the end all of all techniques.
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#13
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^the guys in that thread clearly tell you it's your technique

conflicted evidence, someone mentioned that Ibanez wasn't great for slap and pop
#14
Check this out, I went to the local store asking for a GSR200 because that's what everyone recommended here. They had a sexy GSR200FM instead, it just looks cooler, and has a really cool bass boost knob that I always use. I've been using it for about 9 months now and it hasn't failed me yet. I'm pretty sure they come with elixir strings too.
edit: forgot to add the link to "check out": http://www.ibanez.com/bass/guitar.aspx?m=GSR200FM
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#15
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conflicted evidence, someone mentioned that Ibanez wasn't great for slap and pop


just because it's slightly more difficult to get used to doesn't make it necessarily bad
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just because it's slightly more difficult to get used to doesn't make it necessarily bad

aye, think ive found the problem, i tested out a vintage bass, same layout as GSR200, down at local store and slaps and pops were fine on that so must just be summit unique with mine or summit. No biggy, im not intending to play tonnes of slap and pop