#1
I'm a guitarist but also played bass on my band's last album, and fell in love with the instrument. A problem though - it wasn't mine. I was borrowing a church's bass. Now I'm thinking about buying one that's cheap but reliable, preferrably under $250...what are some good bass companies for four string electrics?


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Last edited by HawkaLuigi at Feb 13, 2007,
#2
Try Ibanez. I find that they have the best quality basses for the money.
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#3
OLP are pretty mint, MM4 i think the one i played played just like a musicman!
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#4
Squier

The ultimate beginners bass in my opinion
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#8
What kind of bass was the church's? You might want to get one that replicates the same feel of it.

Squier's Standard Jazz is good and under $250
#9
I got an Ibanez GSR200FM from GC for $200. It's definitly worth it. If you can spend a little more you could get a Peavy Millenium.
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#10
Are Peavey Millenium's any good? My friend is cosidering starting and we came across one at Guitar Center and it was cheap, sounded decent and looked cool. Plus it has tons of positive reviews online.
#11
I like the Washburn Taurus. I think they come as four strings, i got mine as a fiver. Very good. Passive, though.
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#12
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Are Peavey Millenium's any good? My friend is cosidering starting and we came across one at Guitar Center and it was cheap, sounded decent and looked cool. Plus it has tons of positive reviews online.


It is an extremely good bass for the money. I heartily recommend it.
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Sounds to me like an excuse.

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#13
Ibanez Soundgrear 200 DX FTW
I'm still using it.
so good, unless you slap, then it's average
but finger style wins.
and its built like a tank

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#16
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Ibanez GSR-200, definitely one of the best basses for the money, do you need an amp too?


I have a Crate 120W for my guitar that I use for gigs, but I used that amp for the bass on my band's album. Do I really need a new amp for it? If so, what particular companies are good for that? The bass sounded pretty good out of it, and I used a Squier.

Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.
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#17
If you continue to use a guitar amp with your bass then it could eventually break. It's not definite but very likely. I suggest a Fender amp. Any Rumble will work nicely.
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#18
Almost any Ibanez SoundGears are good.
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