#1
I am in the process of getting my first bass (now that I have my guitar rig sorted). Anyway - I am a bit clueless when it comes to bass gear. I have been thinking about getting a Yamaha bass - BB414, BB404. Just wondering what people think of these bass guitars ? Anything else I should look at ? Ibanez ? I will be playing rock - Guns N Roses, Kiss, AC/DC, Yellowcard.

Amp wise still undecided but I thought I would look at Hartke A70, Hartke B600, Gallien Kruegar BK110, Peavey Max115, Fender Rumble 65.
#2
All Yamaha basses are very high quality for whatever price they're in.
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#3
id say either the yamaha which are good basses for a low prices. or a fender of some sort. Ibanez don't make great basses, but they dont suck either. their necks aren't very good. just go to your local guitar center and try out different basses. oh a schecter might not be too bad either.
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#4
Quote by Tiger17
I am in the process of getting my first bass (now that I have my guitar rig sorted). Anyway - I am a bit clueless when it comes to bass gear. I have been thinking about getting a Yamaha bass - BB414, BB404. Just wondering what people think of these bass guitars ? Anything else I should look at ? Ibanez ? I will be playing rock - Guns N Roses, Kiss, AC/DC, Yellowcard.

Amp wise still undecided but I thought I would look at Hartke A70, Hartke B600, Gallien Kruegar BK110, Peavey Max115, Fender Rumble 65.


What the hell is Yellowcard doing in there, lmao.

But Peavy makes pretty solid amps. The Fender Rumble series is always reliable too.
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#5
Well when i started playing i had a Yamaha RBX 270, and i still play it today. I went through a HIWATT 25Watt amp back then if i remember rightly lol
#6
Yamaha BB's are good basses. So are the RBX basses. I started out on an RBX270 and still miss it. I vastly prefer them over Ibanez because they feel like a bass guitar... lower end Ibanez (and to me, most Ibanez) basses feel like they just transported their shred-guitar RG necks onto a bass.
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#7
I have one of the original 70's BB's and love it to death. They feel so meaty in your hands and sound orgasmic. The original bridge on mine is the best i've ever played, the sustain is massive.
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#8
My dad has a bb series, its a bb n411 i think, its a discontinued model and looks nothing like the new bb's do, but if thts anything to go by they are very good basses!
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#9
Yeah I have a Yamaha RBX 375, and I've played the 374, they really are great basses. Also, my old bass teacher recommended Yamaha to me as great quality at cheap prices.


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#10
Don't get Hartke amps!!!

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Don't get Hartke amps!!!


Nothing wrong with Hartke if you want the bright, zingy sound that comes with aluminium cones. For music that requires a pretty meaty, thick sounding bass I find they're not suitable, though.
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#13
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Nothing wrong with Hartke if you want the bright, zingy sound that comes with aluminium cones. For music that requires a pretty meaty, thick sounding bass I find they're not suitable, though.

Hartke makes paper cones as well, and even though they aren't great cabs, they do the job just fine. All of the VX series have paper cones.
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Quote by KillEmAll
Don't get Hartke amps!!!


There's nothing wrong with Hartke amps. Bad experience then?
#15
You could always be like john myung, and get a RBX6JM.
But that's alittle pricey.
Peavey makes wonderful amps and crate amps are pretty good.
#16
Quote by brentonkim
You could always be like john myung, and get a RBX6JM.


He's probably going to abandon those for the EBMM Bongo 6, and I have to say Yamaha really didn't do a great job on the Myung sig.
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He's probably going to abandon those for the EBMM Bongo 6, and I have to say Yamaha really didn't do a great job on the Myung sig.



That's probably true.
While he was recording Systematic Chaos, he was using the stingray bongo bass. But you really never know..