#1
A friend of mine in NZ wants to get into playing bass.

Budget: $500 NZ.

Styles: He said slap, but I think he should get something versatile.


Budget includes both guitar and amp. He isn't going to be gigging any time soon, so all he needs is a practice amp, nothing fancy.

Thanks in advance.
#2
I'm not sure about the money thing but, I would either go with the Fender starter pack or the Ibanez starter pack. Both of those are head and shoulders better than everything else.
#3
Check out the FAQ there are some really nice options for beginning bass guitars and amps.

Any questions not answered there, come back and post again in this thread.