My guitar playing buddy is looking to join my band as a bass player and he's also looking to spend the least amount of money as possible. Anyone know of any good cheap 4 string basses or have any suggestions for basses or amps. Budget is around $500 and below
hey if hey he should also try a few short-scale basses... it would be a real easy transition for a guitarist.
Guitars: Les paul standard faded(wcr crossroad pickups), SG special(wcr crossroads) Roadhouse strat, G&L ASAT, Mahogany Strat (P90 and SD JB)

Amps: Vox AC-15 w/celestion blue, Vox AC-4tv, Orange tiny terror head, Ampeg Reverberrocket.
I'd say an Ibanez as those are really easy to play, something like a Soundgear would be best I reckon
standard jazz or p-bass?
Epiphone les paul custom
Epiphone les paul 56' reissue goldtop
Custom Telecaster
Boss ME-50
Digitech flanger
Digitech Hot Head
Marshall MG100DFX

Unmarked P-bass
Johnson J-style
Aria STB jazzbass
Fender Rumble 100