#1
So, I've been playing guitar for almost two years now, but I'm thinking about picking up a bass. What's the kind I should get withing the $200 - $400. The reason I'm looking so cheap is because I'm not sure I wanna make the switch yet.
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#2
Take a look at Yamaha's RBX170. US$200.00 new, and a fine bass:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/yamaha-rbx170y-4-string-electric-bass-guitar/j11882
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#3
Jesus, I need to finish my new gear FAQ. I'm addicted to both workahol and alcohol.

$400 will get you something decent. If you want light and modern then have a look at the Ibanez SR300 series of basses; if you're after something more classic and classy then a Squier Classic Vibe bass is the best bang for your buck. Both have short scale and extended range options.

Personally I recommend the Squier Classic Vibe Jazz bass, the neck will be more forgiving and two pickups means a greater variety of tones.
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So, I've been playing guitar for almost two years now, but I'm thinking about picking up a bass. What's the kind I should get withing the $200 - $400. The reason I'm looking so cheap is because I'm not sure I wanna make the switch yet.


Why not do both?
Tried any out yet?
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