#1
Recently I've been more enamored by bass, though I still love ym guitar. I've been looking for a bass to play mainly punk rock (think dead kennedys, bad religion, black flag, etc...), some shred (though thats mainly a personal instrumental side project thing for me), and a lot of diffrent types of music.

I've been looking at Some Jazz bass's, both fender and squier, and I like them. I played a squier jazz bass for a few weeks for a school band school done by the local store, so I've had experence with that bass ande I liked it. The neck felt very nice.

The ones Im looking at are: http://www.zzounds.com/item--SQU310760

http://www.zzounds.com/item--SQU326702

http://www.zzounds.com/item--FEN136200

http://www.zzounds.com/item--FEN136600

And a few presision bass's, though I'm going to have to try a few... never played them beforThe P-bass:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Standard-Precision-Bass?sku=516041


Yes I know there is a big price diffrence between the squier and the fender standard but is it really worth it? If I really get into bass I might just change the squiers pups.
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#2
you might find the prices cheaper at your local store. at mine i found a squier p-bass for $130
#3
Oh no, Im not buying online, I'm just listing a few of the ones I've looked at from online stores. I always buy instore, even though my shop matchs online prices, but will go lower.
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#4
I've played an SX Jazz Bass clone from Rondo Music. It was pretty good, and they're ridiculously cheap. I'd look into that too. I'd stay away from that first Squier, but the other Squier and the Fenders won't be bad either.
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I've played an SX Jazz Bass clone from Rondo Music. It was pretty good, and they're ridiculously cheap. I'd look into that too. I'd stay away from that first Squier, but the other Squier and the Fenders won't be bad either.


I'ev heard good things about SX and agiles but I'm not ready t otake a leap of faith and buy a guitar or bas without trying it.
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#6
I've heard some good things about OLP....not too much money either
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#8
Would the neck on a Fedner Standard Jazz be simillar to a Squoer affinity jazz?
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#10
Why? Does the split single have any atcantages over the two singles (with tone blending) of the J bass?
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#12
You said you're going to be playing punk AND you named REAL punk bands! You're my hero! ^_^

Anyways...I'd avoid Squire, just because they're horrible instruments for too much money.

The Fender Standard however is what I started on, and I love it (even though I'm soon to be selling it for money for a 5 string).

Go with it, you won't regret it.
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You said you're going to be playing punk AND you named REAL punk bands! You're my hero! ^_^

Anyways...I'd avoid Squire, just because they're horrible instruments for too much money.

The Fender Standard however is what I started on, and I love it (even though I'm soon to be selling it for money for a 5 string).

Go with it, you won't regret it.


You can thank this one english teacher, this one math tutor, and a good friend for that. They pulled me out of poppunk and set me up right with Dead kennedys, bad religion, minor threat, black flag.

Hmm, a fender standard... JAzz or P-bass?The P bass has a distintive sound, but I love the tone blending of the Jazz.

Any way, I'll look into fender stadards. Any advice on amps?

PS(FEnder makes a 5 string jazz bass)
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PS(FEnder makes a ****IN' SHITTY 5 string jazz bass)


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Ah. I didn't know that, I just knew they made one. Thanks for the tip though.
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#16
I'm a bigger fan of the chunky feel of the P-Bass, so it'll come down to if you want more tone options or more "meat" so to speak.


http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-SW35-35-Watt-Bass-Amp?sku=480136

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Rumble-60-Bass-Combo-Amp?sku=480720

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Crate-BT50-Bass-Combo-Amp?sku=487805

Those are all amps that aren't big/expensive enough for gigs or the like, but they are big/expensive enough to not sound like a cheap practice amp and have enough options to get your own tone out of with some knob turning.