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Well a m8 of mine wants to learn an instrument and he's decided on bass... and he's alsi asked me to find him a bass and i've not got a clue! He's also told me a budget of £150... which to me sounds a bit falling short... Well guys! all shout outs welcome!!!
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i play a fender squire.... pretty good starting bass
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yehhh.... i think im gonna have to tell him to stretch his budget
#4
How about an Ibanez GSR200? It's falls into that price guide maybe give or take 10 pounds, but your friend will have to also get an amp.
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Alder bodies(Fender), amazing materials. Love SX stuff. Almost all SX tuners need to be swapped.. but if he's just starting out he wont care.

Play one next to a Squire and your jaw will drop. Waaaay better than Squire, and usually costs even less. I have an all black Jazz bass on it's way right now, arriving the 5th. Alder body, mother of pearl Scorpion inlays. It's coming with a gig bag and a strap. $120. Is it a Fender? No. But it annihilates Squier, and it's perfect for the beginner-intermediate like me, and your friend.
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yehhh.... i think im gonna have to tell him to stretch his budget



I think a Squire vintage modified jazz bass Is a good begginner and it not even 300 US dollars which i think is under 150 pounds.A rockbass streamer is good too but i think its a little over the budget.
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I'd suggest Peavey Milestone, jazz style pickups meaning versatility, nice neck, and decent construction, if not the greatest materials, and around about the £100-£120 tops mark for a new one....pretty much any bass in the starter section of the FAQ would be good though...my mate has the Washburn and that plays a dream, can't explain why, but me and my friends seem to have been really lucky with our cheapo instruments,all of them have held up well and play pretty good


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I think a Squire vintage modified jazz bass Is a good begginner and it not even 300 US dollars which i think is under 150 pounds.A rockbass streamer is good too but i think its a little over the budget.


but we in the UK get screwed over for music prices....it's more like £180-£200

sucks....still,may be moving to America for a year, may pick up some equipment...anyone know what the laws are like for that,in terms of bringing equipment back to England that's been purchased in America???

PS-not attempting to Hi-Jack thread, just curious
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I recommend read the FAQ.

Plenty of starter basses and bass amps in there.
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I'm with you on the Ibanez one, but the first one you posted is a guitar pack. Maybe you pasted the wrong link?

But yeah, I'd recommend the Ibanez GSR200 or 190, and the lower-end Yamaha models.
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I'm with you on the Ibanez one, but the first one you posted is a guitar pack. Maybe you pasted the wrong link?

But yeah, I'd recommend the Ibanez GSR200 or 190, and the lower-end Yamaha models.


Yeah, he said his mate wanted to start playing so reckoned he'd need an amp etc.
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Yeah, he said his mate wanted to start playing so reckoned he'd need an amp etc.

Yeah I understand, but the top link you gave is an electric guitar pack. His mate's after a bass, and this is the bass forum
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Yeah I understand, but the top link you gave is an electric guitar pack. His mate's after a bass, and this is the bass forum


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the epiphone embassy range are great i play the 5-string model and that sounds and feels great
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How about an Ibanez GSR200? It's falls into that price guide maybe give or take 10 pounds, but your friend will have to also get an amp.


Yeah, I'm a big fan of Ibanez, and the great thing is that even their cheapest stuff is fantastic. Err, for cheap stuff.

You could go a little bit more than the GSR and get you a low-end Soundgear. Cheapest one I see is about $279 US; I'm afraid I'm not up to my price of the pound, but if this is a commitment, I'm sure your friend can scrape some cash from somewhere.
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