#1
for christmas im getting a new bass and its my first one from the starter pack i have a ibanez gio right now i need help getting some suggestions

soft rock and some jazz

and i got about 400 for the guitar and currently have a sucky amp
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Last edited by Ardie12 at Nov 21, 2007,
#2
Quote by Ardie12
for christmas im getting a new bass and its my first one from the starter pack i have a ibanez gio right now i need help getting some suggestions



could you reword that in a more legible manner???
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#3
Can't go wrong with a Fender Jazz.

But, Answering these questions would help greatly in your quest for bass gear:

What styles of music do you play?

What amp do you have?

Price Range?
#4
fretless fender jazz.
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#5
soft rock and jazz
i got 400- 500 to spend and still have the starter pack amp
My Gear

Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Epiphone Elitist Paul Mccartney Texan
Orange Tiny Terror
Vox Valvetronix AD 30
Vox V847 Wah
Metal Muff EQ (broken )
Boss RC-2 Loop pedal

Me playing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0unpDZFIWA
#6
Quote by rhakiath
fretless fender jazz.


i love fretlesses. i work at GC so i always see these dumbass kids who think they are Les Claypool and play the fretlesses, so when they put it down i showem what's what.


but since its your second bass id go with a Fender or a decent Schecter
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#8
I would suggest getting a new amp. Your current bass will sound much better with a new amp. And a new bass will not sound a whole lot better through your little practice amp.

Example: Dispite the fact that Fender P-bass is a far superior bass to my Squier Jazz bass, when I run them through my Rumble 15 they sound bland and nearly identical. When I run them through bigger and better amps you start to hear that J-bass sound or that P-bass sound.

Upgrade Amp > Upgrade Bass
#9
I think fretlesses are great, but I found them easy to switch, not for everyone. I think fender jazz cant lose, also look at ibanez and maybe buy a new amp instead, I am not replacing my gsr200 until I get a 1000$++ bass annd amp worthy of it. It will be good enough to gig once you get a new amp, annd you could replace the pickups in it if you must, I found it to be perfectly built and play great. amp is necessary to get any tone here. try fender rumble or something.
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i first masterbated when i was... 10, i think
or was it 9...
yeah 10
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#10
Quote by rhakiath
fretless fender jazz.

A fretless as his second bass...? Doesn't seem like a smart move to me.

Quote by Ardie12
soft rock and jazz
i got 400- 500 to spend and still have the starter pack amp

I'd say go for the standard Fender Jazz Bass.

EDIT: Or, like the others said, you could invest in a new amp but I wouldn't suggest the Fender Rumble series at all. Go with an Ashdown .
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#11
don't buy until you try a fretless, they have better tone and feel if you hit notes right. for me it was natural tho.
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But really, asking the pit for relationship advice is like asking a girl with braces for a blowjob. Ouch.

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i first masterbated when i was... 10, i think
or was it 9...
yeah 10
and i'm catholic, don't tell the pope, i'll be holy watered
#12
i would say get a new amp. heres a good one in your range http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/GallienKrueger-Backline-210-Combo-Amp?sku=482535
my bassist uses this http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Rumble-Series-100210-100-Watt-2x10-Bass-Combo-Amp?sku=481138

unless you have your heart set on a new bass in which case check out schecters, you can get a really nice bass for a good price from them.