#1
Alright, so I'm mainly a guitar player, but I dabble a bit in bass. Right now my setup kind of sucks- I have a SX SPJ (except mine is black). And a Behringer amp this basically, except the older model without the graphic EQ and it's 120 watts I think.

Now, the thing is, I might be playing in a band next semester that will be practicing for a big party gig. Would this set-up be alright? Should I look to upgrade my amp? Are there any upgrades I should look at for the bass itself? If so what? How big of an amp? I really don't know anything about bass and bass amps so any help would be greatly greatly appreciated.
#2
You should upgrade your amp. Something in the line of 180w and higher. You will need it for gigs later so why not chip in a bit more and buy something stronger. You should also buy a more reliable bass in time.
The jazz student
#3
Any suggestions on what amp? I'll be playing rock pretty much, like pop/pop-punk/classic rock type stuff (mostly covers so far)
#4
Check out Ashdown. They make nice small size amps for a low price. If you want something better you could check out Ampeg. They have a line of practice amps that are really powerful and I would suggest them to everyone.
The jazz student
#8
Fender P-Bass and Gallien-Krueger Amp, I don't know how good their combos are though.
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Fender? Never heard of them...maybe I should check them out....
#10
i would suggest upgrading your amp first, then upgrade your bass. A decent amp will do wonders to your tone. for an amp i would suggest looking into Ashdowns, as they are great amps for a pretty low price. Or you could look into Galien krueger, (spelling?) but stay away from there backline series, there a bit crappy. But by all means, go check one out, because you might find something you like. And as it has been said before, if your looking for something a little more higher end, you could look into Ampeg.


For a bass, i would suggest either a fender P bass, J bass or P bass special. I would get the j bass or P bass special, because with the special you can get the best of both worlds with a jazz bass pick up and a precision split coil pickup. The J bass is an extremely versatile instrument, so in case you interests wander into other genres, the J bass will do it all.

As always, go to a local shop and try before you buy, I can't stress this enough.

(just in case you didn't know, J bass is short for Jazz bass and p bass is short for Precision bass).

peace.
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