#1
Hey guys, my band's bassist and I had a falling out which made him leave the band, I've been searching my town for bass players and have failed to find one. I decided to make my own, I've got a friend who played drums for a while so he's farmiliar with time signitures and can hold time. I've asked him to play for us, he is more than happy to, the only set back is a bass guitar, he's a major tight ass a refuses to pay over 300$ Australian for a package deal. (270$ American) what can I say/do to infulence him to want to buy a decent bass?
#3
$270 American for a starter pack, you mean? No wonder he won't pay that. That's a ripoff.

If you want to play gigs, tell him to get a beginner bass (Ibanez would work well) and actually spend money on a decent amp.
#4
Yeah...have him get a beginner Ibanez (usually about only $200).

As for an amp, you might have to chip in a little...
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#5
Good news my friends! I took him to the store and hooked up a guitar and the bass I wanted him to buy. I played Helicopter by Bloc Party and showed him how the bass score, he caught on rather quickly, intrested now that we played along togeather a little bit . I've convinced him to buy an Ashton starter pack, it's got an Ashton AB2, which has a nice feel to it, (not quite the ibanez quality) but it's a step up from the Ebay special he was going to get. The amp is nice and clear but still versitile, comes with a strap, lead, DVD and built in tuner (great for a newb)

Great for practice, for gigs we just use pedals so the amp doesn't need to be that great

Thanks for the tips guys I'll let you know if we're a success
#6
no, dude, pedals wont help the amp. if you have a nice sounding amp, you wont NEED pedals. maybe the basic pedals, although i dont even like or use any bass pedals, because my bass already has an active boost on it anyway. so if you're gigging, get a loud amp, but also something that has a nice perfect tone to it
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no, dude, pedals wont help the amp. if you have a nice sounding amp, you wont NEED pedals. maybe the basic pedals, although i dont even like or use any bass pedals, because my bass already has an active boost on it anyway. so if you're gigging, get a loud amp, but also something that has a nice perfect tone to it


Nah, I mean plug the pedals into the systems they have at the gig.
#8
Well, we all have our opinions. If it were my money (and I didn't have much), I'd head straight for the nearest Epi Thunderbird. This is NOT just a "beginner bass", this is a damn fine bass at a damn good price, and you may never feel you can do better.
#9
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Well, we all have our opinions. If it were my money (and I didn't have much), I'd head straight for the nearest Epi Thunderbird. This is NOT just a "beginner bass", this is a damn fine bass at a damn good price, and you may never feel you can do better.

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#10
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Nah, I mean plug the pedals into the systems they have at the gig.


Yea, but what he meant to said was, what if you ever play gigs that don't have a PA? Anyway as you've already got the set, there's not much changing it anyway. If it's audible next to the drumset it alright, I guess. But your friend will be wanting to get a better bass pretty soon.
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