#1
I am a guitar player that has just recently started playing bass in a bar band. This poses a problem because I have no bass. I play on a P bass at practice. I need a decent bass but dont want to spend more than $300. Any advice would be great.
Gear:
Mesa Boogie Tremoverb And Recto cab
Peavey 5150 and cab
Peavey classic 2 12
Agile Intercepor pro 7
Jackson soloist sls
Jackson RR3
Ibanez 7321
Washburn Dimebolt 333
#2
You're not going to get better than that P-bass for under $300...I can tell you that much. It is a real Fender, right? Not Squire or some other ripoff brand?
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#3
yes but it isnt mine to take home and practice with.
Gear:
Mesa Boogie Tremoverb And Recto cab
Peavey 5150 and cab
Peavey classic 2 12
Agile Intercepor pro 7
Jackson soloist sls
Jackson RR3
Ibanez 7321
Washburn Dimebolt 333
#4
dean makes good, cheap basses. I am in a similar position and i'm looking mostly at deans
#7
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yes but it isnt mine to take home and practice with.


I see how that poses as a problem. I'd suggest starting with Ibanez, ESP, Dean, Peavey, or even something from the Squire Vintage Modded series (I've heard they're actually decent as far as Squires go)
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#9
Do you just play roots or something?

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#10
Ok, altogether now, in unison. SQUIER, IBANEZ OR YAHAMA!!

Sorry, this has been asked quite a bit lately, esp. by the "Gee I am a guitarist who wants to buy a bass and needs a recommendation" crowd. How did you guys ever pick out your guitars.?

All three or a used Fender would serve you well. Personally I like the Ibanez starters I've played but that's me. Get thee to a music store and try any of the three brands above. One will feel great and sound great in your hands. Buy it. Period.
#11
if you feel confident enough, build one. I did and it cost me about 300. Or go for a Dean Edge. I got a Dean Edge-5 and I love it to death.
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#12
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if you feel confident enough, build one. I did and it cost me about 300. Or go for a Dean Edge. I got a Dean Edge-5 and I love it to death.


Builds aren't for those looking for a cheap fix. Building a bass is much more work than you'd think.
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