I usually play reggae/rock bands like Sublime and 311. Bass is often more important than the guitar in these bands. I currently play guitar but have wanted to start playing bass for a while and was wondering what type of gear would be good to begin with. I want something decent (better than starters gear) but not too expensive, probably $200-$400 used for a guitar, and similar for an amp (So probably 500-600 new for each). Preferably an amp loud enough to play with a drummer.

Examples of the sound:
amp wise, something with a 15" speaker will suit you.

don't expect to get grreat gear with that money though, you get what you pay for.

Fender Geddy Lee Jazz
Warwick Corvette $$
Rockbass Streamer Fretless
Hartke HA5000
SWR Triad

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