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#2
Buy the fender standard and get a cheaper amp.
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#4
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Buy the fender standard and get a cheaper amp.



Ok, is there a difference between a squire and a fender, i mean, isn't just that squire are made in other country, but same materials... quality might be better too.

Is there a better amp in the same price range?

Is this better?
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ampeg-BA112-50W-Single-12-Combo?sku=481776

Though i like to have a FX loops...
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#5
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#6
Have you played either of those basses? I think that's a good choice for an amp, it should work well for practice and should keep up with a drummer/guitarist in rehearsal no problem.

I'd definitely go play some basses and pick one you like, you might like the Squier better than the fender. you might also find something different that you like better. I'd look at some Peavey's and Ibanez's, they have several good models in that price range.
#7
Quote by angeldef
Ok, is there a difference between a squire and a fender, i mean, isn't just that squire are made in other country, but same materials... quality might be better too.

No, not at all. The Squier has totally different body wood, hardware, finish, and electronics.

Even in the event where they DO have the same material (i.e. SX), the Asian instruments always have the lowest grade of wood possible.
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No, not at all. The Squier has totally different body wood, hardware, finish, and electronics.

Even in the event where they DO have the same material (i.e. SX), the Asian instruments always have the lowest grade of wood possible.


So you saying the Mexicans have a better wood than the Asian who live mostly on jungles?
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So you saying the Mexicans have a better wood than the Asian who live mostly on jungles?


Yes. They use the cheap, poor quality bits.

But while I agree on the Squire bass, I would consider another amp. Fender rumbles are the epitome of alright. Not bad, not great. Consider saving alittle more to get a much better amp.
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Fender rumbles are the epitome of alright. Not bad, not great. Consider saving alittle more to get a much better amp.


It's a Fender Bassman, which is better than a Rumble.

Anywho, in that price range I think you could do better with an Ashdown.
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My price range is about $400-600, maybe willing to go $700.
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Yes. They use the cheap, poor quality bits.

But while I agree on the Squire bass, I would consider another amp. Fender rumbles are the epitome of alright. Not bad, not great. Consider saving alittle more to get a much better amp.


http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ampeg-BA112-50W-Single-12-Combo?sku=481776
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#14
I actually think that's a good choice of bass there, I played one of them a while back and preferred it to any Mexican Fender Jazz I'd played before.

Also the amp is alright, try looking at Ashdown.

Edit: I really don't think it's worth making a whole new thread on saying it's better though, you'll just get flamed, it's probably a good idea to close the other one before it gets closed for you.
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I actually think that's a good choice of bass there, I played one of them a while back and preferred it to any Mexican Fender Jazz I'd played before.

Also the amp is alright, try looking at Ashdown.

+1

I couldn't agree more. The Vintage Modified Jazz just sounded better, felt better and looked better than the Mexican Standard Jazz.
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#16
I'm with these guys - if it were me I'd get the Squier Vintage Modified and a better amp rather than the MIM and a cheap amp.
#17
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It's a Fender Bassman, which is better than a Rumble.

Anywho, in that price range I think you could do better with an Ashdown.


I appologise, didn't read properly.

But I do agree that Ashdown is a serious contender at that price range. Consider Warwick as well.
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I appologise, didn't read properly.

But I do agree that Ashdown is a serious contender at that price range. Consider Warwick as well.


how about the Ampeg BA-112 50W Combo that i listed, is it any good?

Also, which Ashdown are you referring to?
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#19
At that price range consider an Ashdown EB 12 or EB15. Not much more money and you get 80w more power and classy tone.

I like the bass though.
#20
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At that price range consider an Ashdown EB 12 or EB15. Not much more money and you get 80w more power and classy tone.

I like the bass though.


Okay, i will check those out

EDIT:Some people, very little, didn't like the EB model... so i don't know about this amp.. Also, looks like its not well know, because i go to HC everytime to check reviews and usually alot of people review products that are good.

http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Bass+Amp/product/Ashdown/EB+12+180+Combo/10/1
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#21
Go for the squier and the Fender bassman amp that you chose before. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
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#22
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Go for the squier and the Fender bassman amp that you chose before. You'll be pleasantly surprised.


Ya, i was thinking about just going back to original plan, with the amp. I will definitely buy the Squire
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#23
good choice there. squier's are good basses. not warwick or anything high priced but they do the job. i gotta5string deluxe jazz squier and im plesantly surprised
#24
I would actually recommend buying an SX Jazz Bass and an Avatar 2x10 cab with a used GK head than the Fender + Squier.

Bass: http://www.rondomusic.com/product1260.html

Cab: http://www.avatarspeakers.com/B210%20NEO.htm

Head: Gallien-Krueger 400-RB, used

Much more bang for your buck, and you're getting good stuff. The Bassman will have to be replaced when you want to play with a band or have more power.
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#25
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I would actually recommend buying an SX Jazz Bass and an Avatar 2x10 cab with a used GK head than the Fender + Squier.

Bass: http://www.rondomusic.com/product1260.html

Cab: http://www.avatarspeakers.com/B210%20NEO.htm

Head: Gallien-Krueger 400-RB, used

Much more bang for your buck, and you're getting good stuff. The Bassman will have to be replaced when you want to play with a band or have more power.


hmmm, i don't know about the rondon guitar, UG seem to dislike them as bass but as guitar there pretty good for the price.
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