#1
I have been playing guitar for about a year and I am thinking about buying a bass when I get a job. What would be a good bass rig to start out on?

I will play mostly metal and blusey stuff, and my price limit is around $400 usd.

thanks in advance.
#2
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ashdown-MAG-C115300-Combo-Bass-Amp?sku=485032
thats a great amp...lots of features and tone-shaping thingies to fiddle around with...really helps you dial in a good tone for just about any style of music...

and who knows maybe you'll like playing guitar through this amp! ...thats what I do with my SWR bass amp, a distortion pedal and my guitar...sounds lovely...the clean tone is orgasmic when compared to the guitar amps I've had the misfortune of playing (Behringer, Crate, etc)...

I will add some more amps if you want though, I didnt exactly list all the options, lol.... and maybe you dont want so much power or maybe that amp isnt for you...

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#3
i am looking for a good ammount of power, but I also need a bass to start playing on. I know nothing about basses so i am looking for any suggestions out there. Thanks for the suggestion anyway!


Are any of these good choices?
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-MAX-110-Bass-Combo?sku=481447
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Millennium-BXP-4String-Bass-Guitar?sku=511369
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/OLP-MM2-4String-Bass-Guitar?sku=516050

Edit: http://www.rondomusic.net/sb301.html ?
Last edited by Zofar at Aug 10, 2006,
#4
i recomend outa your choices the OLP bass and the Peavy amp.. would be a good begginner rig
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#5
if u buy the peavey amp you would need a volume pedal because if you look closely theres only a gain, low, mid, and high knobs
#6
Quote by Zofar
i am looking for a good ammount of power, but I also need a bass to start playing on. I know nothing about basses so i am looking for any suggestions out there. Thanks for the suggestion anyway!


Are any of these good choices?
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-MAX-110-Bass-Combo?sku=481447
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Millennium-BXP-4String-Bass-Guitar?sku=511369
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/OLP-MM2-4String-Bass-Guitar?sku=516050

Edit: http://www.rondomusic.net/sb301.html ?

oh yea I might've forgot about the bass

for some reason I thought you meant amp...but no matter....Yes! the basses on rondomusic.net are great values, I just recommended them to another dude on this forum...bottom line is they are great for their price and are much better than Squiers, Epiphones, Rogues (by far) and other entry-level basses...That OLP looks nice too...

as for amps, look at these
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ashdown-Perfect-Ten-10-Combo-Bass-Amp?sku=485039
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product?sku=488215
"All matter is merely energy condensed into a slow vibration and we're all one consciousness experiencing ourselves subjectively, theres no such thing as death, life is just a dream and we're the imagination of ourselves."
#7
Sweet, I'll look into the OLP and the amps.

I live in canada, so the bass from rondomusic would cost about $200 usd to ship it here, is that still worth it?

Edit: $200 Total.
Last edited by Zofar at Aug 10, 2006,
#8
you mean 200 USD shipped right?...not 200 for the shipping, lol that would be insane...but yea I think 200 is a very good deal...

also look at these, they're friggin sweet
http://www.rondomusic.net/spjash.html
http://www.rondomusic.net/sjb75.html
"All matter is merely energy condensed into a slow vibration and we're all one consciousness experiencing ourselves subjectively, theres no such thing as death, life is just a dream and we're the imagination of ourselves."
#9
Yeah, $200 shipped.

Edit: the ones you posted are nice, but i'm not a big fan of the natural finish.
#10
oh, to each his own I guess...i wasnt really a fan of natural finishes either until I became a bassist and started looking at Warwick and Tobias basses, and when I got my Ibanez SR506, now I love it!..i think thats a great tonewood though, you dont find many lower end basses made of ash...
"All matter is merely energy condensed into a slow vibration and we're all one consciousness experiencing ourselves subjectively, theres no such thing as death, life is just a dream and we're the imagination of ourselves."