Please give some good recommendations on the best bass for someone with a tight budget that is still respectable. This would be for someone just starting out and hopefully would carry them into the intermediate stage.

I think Fender Mex makes the best intermediate-level basses:

Jazz FMT $400

Jazz Standard $450

Deluxe Jazz Active $600

I recommend the deluxe active the most.

EDIT: sorry I didn't help, I only listed basses above that price range.
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Last edited by Hypnot1st at Jun 8, 2006,