#1
My brother is buying a bass and amp at Christmas, and I wanted to know what bass and amp would be a good choice for him. He is lefty, so it might be hard to get a lefty bass (but I found and SX bass for $140 lefty, or he could flip the strings around...) but we have no idea on what amp. He's thinking about a Peavey (110 I think?) its $120 USD or so. He has a budget of $250 (possibly more...but not much more if so...) and plays mainly classic rock. Thanks for reading and/or posting.
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#4
Quote by Dilweed
Better than an SX and a seperate amp though?


Not at all.

From my experience, amps in packages are always shiit.

go with an sx; great basses for the money

and as for amp...

depends. what will you be using it for? practice? gigs?
#5


Not at all.

From my experience, amps in packages are always shiit.

go with an sx; great basses for the money

and as for amp...

depends. what will you be using it for? practice? gigs?

I'll agree with that & think of the long run,like is he still gonna play bass in years to come
so he won't waste big bucks on something that'll be left in the basement.
LOL

neway,check out Ampeg.
#6
Quote by crust_punk
Not at all.

From my experience, amps in packages are always shiit.

go with an sx; great basses for the money

and as for amp...

depends. what will you be using it for? practice? gigs?


Practice. I'm going to show him how to read tabs and etc.
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#7
Quote by wormhole
I'll agree with that & think of the long run,like is he still gonna play bass in years to come
so he won't waste big bucks on something that'll be left in the basement.
LOL

neway,check out Ampeg.


Wow, how nice you asshole. How the fuck would you know if he's going to play for a while or not? And because you have the nerve to say that, I'll make sure that that's the ONE amp he doesn't try out.
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Last edited by Dilweed at Sep 20, 2006,
#9
Quote by grimreaper65
Besides, you're not going to get an ampeg for that cheap.

Maybe a Crate 8" combo?


Crate BT15 or Peavey MAX 110 then?
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#10
Quote by Dilweed
Practice. I'm going to show him how to read tabs and etc.


Well, I would say save up a little more... but if you MUST get one now, for under $250, I'd get :

http://www.rondomusic.net/spb57blk.html
or
http://www.rondomusic.net/spj62.html (a little more expensive, but much more versatile.)

and as for amp...
you wont get a very good one for that cheap, but if he's a beginner, check out Behringers.
not great, but if you get lucky and get a good one, pretty decent. (Pick it out yourself; Behringers are hit or miss.)
This one is pretty okay for a beginner:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Behringer-Ultrabass-BXL450A-45W-1x10-Aluminum-Cone-Bass-Combo?sku=481096

Good luck !
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Quote by crust_punk
Well, I would say save up a little more... but if you MUST get one now, for under $250, I'd get :

http://www.rondomusic.net/spb57blk.html
or
http://www.rondomusic.net/spj62.html (a little more expensive, but much more versatile.)

and as for amp...
you wont get a very good one for that cheap, but if he's a beginner, check out Behringers.
not great, but if you get lucky and get a good one, pretty decent. (Pick it out yourself; Behringers are hit or miss.)
This one is pretty okay for a beginner:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Behringer-Ultrabass-BXL450A-45W-1x10-Aluminum-Cone-Bass-Combo?sku=481096

Good luck !


Well, since I said he's a lefty...I think he'd think the lefty SX is more comfortable, and easier acess to lower frets (I'm not sure if you'd use them much for bass, I'm a guitar player so...), etc.
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#12
Well,i'm just saying & yeah sometimes i'm an asshole, so then don't listen to me..