#1
I am about to start playing bass. I have been learning some on a friend of mine's and it is time for me to get my own rig. I have a budget of around 600 for an amp and a bass.

For the bass I have been looking at these two:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-SR300-Bass-Guitar-517405-i1440401.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Limited-Edition-Les-Paul-Special-Bass-Guitar-103997094-i1169267.gc
For the amp, i have been looking at this one.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Peavey-MAX-112-Bass-Combo-104003173-i1145638.gc?sort=1

How do you guys think this would be for a good setup to last me for quite a while. If these are not good choices, what do you guys recommend?
#4
I say check out some pawn shops or look on craigslist. you can save a hell of a lot of money and get a quality bass.
#5
Quote by FreshouttaMS9
I'd say go for the Ibanez, just my opinion. looks a tad cooler too. As for the amp, can't really help you, I love Fender Rumble amps but that might be out of your range. What about Yamaha basses?? Just throwing out another option... http://www.guitarcenter.com/Yamaha-RBX374-Electric-Bass-Guitar-102773439-i1150344.gc ??


Thanks for the prompt responses. I will probably go with the ibanez then.

Fresh, http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Rumble-75-75W-1x12-Bass-Combo-Amp-105767826-i1500543.gc would actually be keepping things in my price range. That plus the Ibanez would put me right near 600 including tax.
#6
Both the Peavey and Fender are pretty good, I am not personally a bass player but I have played on them both. Yet again, another Fender product with lotsa 5 star reviews.
#7
Don't get the Epiphone. Epiphones are overpriced, and Les Paul basses are rubbish. Obviously there will be some people that like them, but it's much more likely you'd prefer the Peavey.