#1
Hi, I'm fairly new to basses and I need to get a bass for my church's praise team since no one is stepping up to play the bass (they all want to play guitar -___-).

My budget is pretty low so I need a bass under $225.
I picked out a few that i think would suffice, but if you have any other recommendations, that would be awesome. (I'm going to Guitar Center in a couple hours to test out some basses).

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-GSR100EX-Soundgear-Bass-Guitar-105652721-i1392356.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Squier-Affinity-Series-J-Bass-102581444-i1150678.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-GSRM20-Mikro-Short-Scale-Bass-Guitar-104621354-i1324105.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Yamaha-RBX170-Bass-101834760-i1146650.gc


I play a range from Funk, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Alt Rock, etc.
My finger's aren't the longest (middle finger is probably around 4-5 inches)
And I can reach from 1st to 5th (almost 6th) fret on a Squier Affinity P Bass if any of that info helps...

Your response is greatly appreciated
Bass gear:
-Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
-Fender Rumble 15 Amp

Guitar Gear:
-Agile AL-2000
-Boss Tu-3 Tuner -> Joyo Vintage Overdrive -> Joyo Vintage Ultimate Overdrive -> Ernie Ball MVP -> TC Nova Repeater
#2
honestly, i'd suggest you get something off this site: http://www.rondomusic.com/bassguitars4.html

they're cheap as shit but are actually really great instruments
My Rig:
Yamaha RBX 375 bass
Peavey Millenium BXP bass (won at Summer Slaughter 2010, signed by all the bands)
Eden Nemesis NC410 320w combo amp
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#3
My mom doesn't trust buying stuff online :/
Bass gear:
-Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
-Fender Rumble 15 Amp

Guitar Gear:
-Agile AL-2000
-Boss Tu-3 Tuner -> Joyo Vintage Overdrive -> Joyo Vintage Ultimate Overdrive -> Ernie Ball MVP -> TC Nova Repeater
#5
Quote by itzkpanda
My mom doesn't trust buying stuff online :/

Search craigslist or classifieds.
pinga
#6
I'd avoid anything short scale - you've got decent enough reach and your hands will get more flexible with practice. I personally think the Yamaha is the cheapest decent beginner bass. If you can spend a bit more, look at the Peavey already mentioned or maybe the Squier VM Jag (which I haven't played myself but has a great spec)

The GSR200 does have a bit of an advantage over the 100 with the P/J pickup combination and the preamp but you might prefer the sound of the humbucker on the 100.

Anyway try them all and buy the one that feels best to you
#7
I really didn't care for the RBX170 It sounded too trebly to me.

The only way your going to know which bass to get, is to really try them all out.
Quote by FatalGear41
In the end, the only question is: what bass would Jesus play?

I think he's a Fender Jazz guy.