#1
hey guys! im a guitarist looking to maybe pick up a USED bass to learn a little.
price range would be probably up to 150dollars(think 250-500new); but the cheaper i can get it, the better

now, the thing im most concerned about is playability.
tbh my philosophy on instruments is as long as it plays nice its good; electronics can later be swapped out.

so out of the cheap models, what do you guys recommend?
the only experience ive had with basses are a rouge fretless bass(like 110new) that was REALLY good imo, and an epi eb-0 which SUCKED, imo.

also, feel free to recommend amps

thanks guys
#6
a used fender is the epitome of playability and "tried and true". And no bass has more easy and affordable mod and upgrade options as a fender.
#7
Squier Vintage Modified or Classic Vibe series.
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
#8
Quote by itzkpanda
Squier Vintage Modified or Classic Vibe series.

^from squier.


and that's the way i went recently... (look at sig )
Quote by FatalGear41
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#9
I've got a Tanglewood bass that isn't too bad, and that was fairly cheap (though now I think about it, you can get a better used one for the same price as a new one of these. Hmmm.... )


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#10
Squier Affinity Jazz
But you gotta be really lucky with them, as quality control VARIES SO MUCH
#12
Quote by Highelf04
Squier Affinity Jazz
But you gotta be really lucky with them, as quality control VARIES SO MUCH


I imagine that VM Squiers are just higher quality controlled basses. I like them for that low price.
#14
Quote by davem27
silly me...helps alot

thanks guys; i may go with squier, for what you guys said, easy mods. and i know even for guitars the vintage modified/classic vibe are good.

will also check out used ibanez and washburn

we're always glad to help. good luck, and come and comment how're you doing with your quest for a new bass
Quote by FatalGear41
When you break a bass string, that snapping sound is the sound of six dollars going down the crapper.



Sterling Ray 35
Hartke Ha3500 head - Gallien Krueger 212MBE cab
Tech 21 VT Bass
Zoom b2
#15
How are Harley Benton basses? I am looking for a cheap bass too and I came across that brand.
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Jack and Danny Brothers Ls-5
Ibanez Gsa 60
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Zoom g9.2tt (for sale (NL))
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Blackheart Little Giant