#1
Hi. I am new to this forum. After long thinking I have decided to start playing the bass. I have around 550 euros, and I would like you to help me decide which bass to buy. I want to play metal mostly, and after searching I like the Ibanez SR300FM-TKS and FENDER MEX-P BK UPDATE. I haven't chosen an amp, and I would like some recommendations. I have seen BEHRINGER BXL3000A ULTRABASS and BXL1800 on thomann, and I would like to have your opinion about them. Because of my low budget, I may buy a crappy amp for beginning and update later. So, I would like some advice from you about which bass to choose (I haven't played any of those two yet), and an amp recommendation. Also I consider buying a bass with a good body and cheap pickups and update to better ones later. If something is really worthy, I can wait some time and gather more money... Thank you in advance.
#2
Do you know how to play bass? or atleast guitar?
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#3
dont buy the behringer amp ask any person on this forum and theyll all give the same answer. that it is unreliable and generally of poo quality
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#4
550 euros, thats not a crappy budget at all
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#5
i'm in the same boat, just started playing bass again since high school. I had about the same budget to get started (about US $750). I hit used to get more stuff. I opted for the SRX390 (basically the same). Very easy to play, great sound, especially for metal. It may not be as diverse as the fender. Picks are harse on the SRX. Also picked up an Epi Tbird (love that tone). I was able to get a Trace Boxer 65 amp to practice. Nothing to gig at this point, but I have a long way to go.

Just my 2 cents.
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dont buy the behringer amp ask any person on this forum and theyll all give the same answer. that it is unreliable and generally of poo quality


indeed. Say no to behringer.
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Do you know how to play bass? or atleast guitar?

I had a friend's acoustic guitar for a couple of months and some books, and I have studied a bit. Also, I played with a friend's bass for some time. I also liked ESP LTD F-254FM STBK, IBANEZ EDB400-TKF and IBANEZ ATK300-BK.
And since you say that behringer amps aren't good, which ones would you recommend?
#8
Definitely don't buy behringer, look at ashdown or gallien krueger or hartke. And bass-wise think the mexican fender is a good bass because they are great as a base for modifications
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#9
I was looking for a beginners amp not too long ago, and several people recommended the Fender Rumble range of amps. Whatever one you choose all depends on how much you want to spend
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Definitely don't buy behringer, look at ashdown or gallien krueger or hartke. And bass-wise think the mexican fender is a good bass because they are great as a base for modifications

I've heard that they are good basses from many friends of mine, but they have 20 frets. Is this that important?
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I've heard that they are good basses from many friends of mine, but they have 20 frets. Is this that important?

No doesn't really matter unless you are a virtuoso you won't really need the 2 octaves, occasionally it helps but I have a fender and manage just fine. If you find you need 24 frets, when you mod it you could get a new neck of warmoth or something, or buy the standard jazz 24
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