#1
I am mainly a guitar player but I wanted to pick up a bass to play with. I have a pretty low budget of about $200US.

What would be a good bass to buy?

I was looking at the Ibanez GSR??? that was on musiciansfriend.com for $200. I don't have an amp for it though. Basically what would be the best deal for whatever I need.
#2
assume that your guitar is a bass, i mean play it like a bass. that would be a good starter..,,
#6
its not the same using a guitar as a bass. bass has a totally different feel to it.

as for a good stater bass I like fender jazz basses, so I would recomend a squire jazz but that is just my opinon. Jazz basses usally have a really thin narrow neck. for me they are easier to play
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#7
How can someone use a 6 string guitar as a bass? Bass is like a completely different instrument. And you can't really "get used to" the bass when playing guitar because when you do get a bass your going to have to adjust to the fact that the strings are much wider apart and neck is a lot longer
#8
So should I just look at Squier basses or are they ****ty like the guitars? I see a lot of people using those.
#10
^There is no bumping threads in this forum. Especially if you bumped only 3 hours after the last post. Consider this a pre-warning warning.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=403838&highlight=%24200
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=396644&highlight=%24200
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=395109&highlight=%24200
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=383794&highlight=%24200

Just do a search in only the bass forum with the search line saying only "$200".

You'd be surprised how many other people want to spend $200 on a starter bass. Since this has been done so many times before, closed.


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