#1
I've been playing bass since about June/July, and the first set of equipment I got was a Yamaha RBX170, Monster bass cable and Behringer BXL900 (90w) from Guitar Center.

I play mostly rock/hard rock (Tool, A7X, RATM).

I've already got a wishlist thing for an upgraded set of equipment, and I'll probably get new equipment around summer '08 or so.

-Traben Array 4-String Bass
-GK Goldline 210GLX Cabinet
-GK Backline 600 Amp head
-DR Black Beauties

An optional amp I could get (instead of the GK stuff) is the Behringer BXL3000 (300w) combo amp, but I'm not too sure about it since it's such a low end company.

What do you think about my wishlist, and do you have any suggestions about what I could/should get?

My budget is about $1100 or lower for everything.
#2
I have the Backline 600 with the 4x10 GLX...definitely voting for that.


As far a a starter bass foes, I'd go for a Squire VM Jazz bass. I'm seriously considering buying one as my second bass and modding the hell out of it.
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#3
the Backline heads are a pretty good deal.
the backline cabs?... you get what you pay for.

ps, Goldline's are just prettier backlines.


I'd get a backline (or an RB if you can afford it) head and a better cab.
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#4
stick with traben, I'd say. the amp is definitely the GK. Behringer sucks, I have one good choices. look into Ibanez if you want to see more instrument choices, and Ampeg for Amps. They both are good.
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#5
Alright. I could probably land something like the 410GLX sooner or later.

The only thing I don't really like is the Squier VM Jazz.. I'm not a fan of Squier or jazz basses. The only reason I got the Yamaha was the good reviews and its universal sound.

I've already tried out the Traben Array 4-String Limited before (on a GK cab, not sure what head), and it's really clear. The little design on the bottom part of the body serves as a pickup too.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Traben-Array-4-String-Bass-512053-i1147527.gc
Traben Array

Btw, isn't Goldline aluminum so it's lighter? Just wondering.
I don't really wanna break my back, but I'd probably have roadies to do stuff for me =P
Last edited by RykuZ at Nov 8, 2007,
#6
yeah, but its the same build as the Backline with lighter materials. and all I was saying, was that Backline cabs sound like anus.
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#7
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the Backline heads are a pretty good deal.
the backline cabs?... you get what you pay for.

ps, Goldline's are just prettier backlines.


I'd get a backline (or an RB if you can afford it) head and a better cab.



I definitely noticed a difference in tone between a Backline and Goldline. As far as durability goes, just checkthe connections inside the amp. I had a problem with the wires leading off to the cone in one of the speakers coming loose. 30 second solder job though...no problem.
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#8
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Alright. I could probably land something like the 410GLX sooner or later.

The only thing I don't really like is the Squier VM Jazz.. I'm not a fan of Squier or jazz basses. The only reason I got the Yamaha was the good reviews and its universal sound.

I've already tried out the Traben Array 4-String Limited before (on a GK cab, not sure what head), and it's really clear. The little design on the bottom part of the body serves as a pickup too.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Traben-Array-4-String-Bass-512053-i1147527.gc
Traben Array

Btw, isn't Goldline aluminum so it's lighter? Just wondering.
I don't really wanna break my back, but I'd probably have roadies to do stuff for me =P


what do you mean by the little design serves as a pickup?

also why are you asking for more starter gear 4-5 months after starting bass?

imo use what you've got for a while, save up some more money, and then you won' t have to settle for starter gear, you don't want to take small steps, you'll end up wasting to much money, not a very smart idea


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Last edited by Zar938 at Nov 8, 2007,
#9
The little silvery wing/spider thing by the bridge of the Traben Array is a design and a pickup both in one.
#10
Like a piezo pickup?
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#11
Not sure. It's either called Phoenix or Luthier.

I'm not that familiar with pickups, so I don't know.