#1
I need a bass ASAP. I can no longer make mixes using keyboard bass parts, its just really holding my songs back at this point/driving me crazy

I'm currently making due with a 100$ squire strat for my electric sounds (which i get a lot of compliments for) so I think I should be able to get something decent, but I'd like some recommendations.

otherwise I would have to blindly go into guitar center and see what they had to try (usually very few models in that price range, roll the dice and pick one)

thanks!
#3
theres no way ill have 600 to spend on this, there are a million things i need for my studio i'd buy before a 600$ bass

also...do all bass guitars have that annoying battery compartment? it drives me insane. I dont want my guitar to need batteries/its a bitch to open.
Last edited by blackmajik2021 at Aug 15, 2010,
#4
Quote by blackmajik2021
theres no way ill have 600 to spend on this, there are a million things i need for my studio i'd buy before a 600$ bass

also...do all bass guitars have that annoying battery compartment? it drives me insane. I dont want my guitar to need batteries/its a bitch to open.


thats the ame of the bass
and no alot of basses have passive electronics
#6
Just go to GC and see what they have used. My Epi Goth Thunderbird IV was under $200.

Also, shouldn't you have posted this in the bass forum?
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#8
^Dude, did you read a single word in this thread?

Granted, the thread title and location is very inappropriate for the content.
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#9
I watched the used market for a while looking for a Fender P bass for the same reasons you described. Always wanted to have a bass of my own. A friend of mine decided to sell his 98 Standard MIM Jazz bass. It was dirty and hadn't been played in years. One of the bridge adjustment screws was missing. I was able to get it cheap and it cleaned up nice. I set up the action just right for me. No major problems. I have to say that I like the "J" bass sound much more than the "P". The Mexican Standards are a very solid platform and can be bought used for not much cash if you don't mind putting a little work into them. Highly recommended.