im wanting to learn bass so wat would be a good bass and amp combination for around $500?
You could get one of those bass paks from ibanez, fender, or gibson, I think dean also, for less than that. Or, just go to a pawnshop for the amp and cab, buy a newer bass, and save up for more. Or just save up for more.
Crate Electra isnt bad, if you want a crappy amp and plan to spend a lot more into it than what you got for it. The neck on mine needs replacement after about 2 1/2 years of use and the tuners dont hold as well as they should (like an hour now i think it is). Its better to get a bass and get the amp later. at least i think so. i wind up playing without the amp a lot anyways.