#1
so i am a guitar player and im starting bass as soon as i can collect enough money for a decent bass guitar. i'm wondering if any of you bass professionals, and active musicians/bass playas for life could give me and help, like if there's any huge difference, or anything. i also would like to know if i NEED a new amp for bass, because then i'd need a lot of money... so help appreciated
when im with you, there's nothing I wouldn't do, i just wanna be you're only one. im gasping out of straws, taken aback by what i saw that night before when we were all alone...
#2
You definitly need to get a bass amp. Don't play bass through guitar amps or you'll blow the speakers.
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#3
I can help you there.
It depends alot on what type of guitar playing you're used to, but i had no trouble.
Yes you DO need a new bass amp, unless you have a stack, then you just need a speaker i think.....
But little bass combo's dont cost a lot, i got mine for £50.
Hope i helped
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#4
okay, but i think im gonna actually choose bass as my top instrunmen over guitar, so should i get a farely expensive bass, or a 200$ one?
when im with you, there's nothing I wouldn't do, i just wanna be you're only one. im gasping out of straws, taken aback by what i saw that night before when we were all alone...
#5
Hmm, ebay second hand would be a good bet, look at some reviews etc on here.
What type of music do you play?
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Fender MIM Strat (arctic white)
Boss ME-50
HH Performer 150.

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Squire Master Series Deluxe Thinline Telecaster. w/ Bill lawrence XL-500
Boss ME-50
Marshall MG15CDR
#7
Find a bass that feels good in your hands. That's the most important thing for your bass at first.

Then you can spend whatever money you have left on an amp. A good relatively inexpensive amp would probably be an Ashdown Blue Series. Simple but amazing sound and plenty of volume...especially for the price.
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#8
Used bass and just a decent starter should start you off well. Threadstarter, you're the one that started the thread on how hard is to find a bassist aren't you?

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