#1
I've Been Playing Guitar for a year now playing mostly Hard Rock,Thrash and Neoclassical stuff everything from Zepplin,Sabbath to Megadeth,Metallica and Bodom
I Now want to start playing bass but continue with guitar too so Im looking to probrably get a bass try it out for a while then if I can balance guitar and bass Ill get a bass amp. I also kinda want to start playing bass because my friends another guitarist and drummer want to start a band but we cant find a bassist since theres roughly 6 bassist in our school all in bands (some up to 3 bands) but they all play punk (like raido punk) and emo stuff.

ALSO
whats the diffrence between roundwound and flat wound?

some basses Im looking into around the $200-$300 range
Peavey Millennium BXP 5-String Bass Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Millennium-BXP-5String-Bass-Guitar?sku=511370
Dean V Metalman 4-String Bass
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dean-V-Metalman-4String-Bass?sku=519352
ESP F-104 Electric Bass
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-F104-Electric-Bass?sku=516771
Squier® Standard Jazz Bass
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Standard-Jazz-Bass-?sku=510627
Quote by Stop Messin'
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#4
Do you just want a cheap starter bass, or a more expensive better one?

If it's the starter you want, order an SX from www.rondomusic.net

If you want a better one, I would look at a Schecter. I'm guessin you want to play some form of rock/metal, considering you were looking at Deans and ESPs.
#5
Well I want one that inbetween so if I like it I wont need to upgrade immedently like i did with my guitar but if i dont like it i can pull out without much loss and I listed my musical tastes in the above post
Quote by Stop Messin'
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#6
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Well I want one that inbetween so if I like it I wont need to upgrade immedently like i did with my guitar but if i dont like it i can pull out without much loss and I listed my musical tastes in the above post

Then I would probably go with a Schecter. Great instruments, and they aren't very expensive.
#9
Quote by Chevylegend454



Well, it looks to be a cheap imitation of the ESP F-series of basses. It's cheap, but I wouldn't go for it if I were you - it looks cool, but probably is a piece of shit.

The advertiser couldn't even put the " inches and ' feet in properly! Evidently, it's a 36' (36 foot) scale bass. I don't even know any basses that are 36" scale anyway, letalone 4-strings.


Out of the options you listed, I would go for the Peavey bass. It is very good for the money.

I would recommend the Spector Performer series, which are also very good:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Spector-Performer-4DLX-4String-Bass?sku=517434
It has better pickups than the Peavey, and Spectors are generally very reputable and well-built.
#11
Almost all the SX basses are supposed to be really good value. I don't know much about the Striker bass, but it seems pretty decent. What's the "Push/Pull Dual-Tap Pickup Control?"


This SX looks good too:
http://www.rondomusic.net/spjash.html
It has an Ash body, which has a brighter tone.

If I were you, it'd either be an SX or the Striker.
#12
check out some ibanez basses. the soundgears have a rlly nice tone 4 rock and metal.