#1

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Specs:
* Solid Alder body
* Maple Neck
* Rosewood Fretboard
* Colour: 3-tone sunburst
* Extra single-coil in the bridge position
It costs €129 shipped. I'm just going to use it for messing about, recording and maybe for playing in a cover band. I've had my eye on it for a while so should I go for it or do you have a better suggestion <€150?


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#2
I have never heard of that company, but for €130, I doubt it will be worth it. Look into a Squire Pbass VM or somthing
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#3
do it.
its basically a squire precision spesh... like mine! and its a damn good bass.

so this one should be pretty good!
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#4
I know nobodys heard of them, but I have a J&D Les Paul Standard (LS5) and it is cheaper and better than the Epiphone Alternative.


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#5
3 year warranty? Should be solid until you need to upgrade, and its' a nice lookin' P-Bass Special copy.
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#6
There is no point to buying it, if you don't know how it plays. Play the thing before you buy it
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#7
It could be alright..ish. But it could also be a stinking pile o' crap, you never know till you test these things,

And pfft... cover band.
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#8
Quote by Rywad
And pfft... cover band.

lol. I write original music too, but playing covers with friends is fun.

Oh can you play a bass through a guitar amp?
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#9
Quote by JMcG92
lol. I write original music too, but playing covers with friends is fun.

Oh can you play a bass through a guitar amp?
*braces myself for oncoming flaming*


And cool just I think solely cover bands have a purpose but are kinda silly.

And you can play guitar through a bass amp but if you play bass through a guitar amp it will blow the speakers and you'll be without a guitar amp.
Gear:

Musicman SUB 5
Ibanez SRX305
Ibanez GSR200
Ashdown MAG300 C115
Ashdown MAG 210 cab

Soon a Fender Deluxe Jazz V & an LTD 206
#10
Quote by Rywad

And you can play guitar through a bass amp but if you play bass through a guitar amp it will blow the speakers and you'll be without a guitar amp.


I see...


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#11
It sucks a bit 'ey?

Will you need an amp that can get over a drummer? Cause if so you'll be looking at at least 150 watts.
Gear:

Musicman SUB 5
Ibanez SRX305
Ibanez GSR200
Ashdown MAG300 C115
Ashdown MAG 210 cab

Soon a Fender Deluxe Jazz V & an LTD 206
#12
How about this amp?
Ibanez SWX35


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#13
Not if you want people to hear you over a drummer, you need serious hard ware for that, 150 watts at minimum is what you need.
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#14
Quote by ChemicalFire
Not if you want people to hear you over a drummer, you need serious hard ware for that, 150 watts at minimum is what you need.

...our bassist played through a 15w for ages and we still heard him good...


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#15
Quote by JMcG92
...our bassist played through a 15w for ages and we still heard him good...



yeah but i doubt you could feel him
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#16
Quote by Rywad
And pfft... cover band.



Some of the best muso's i know play in cover bands, it's the best way to pay the rent and broadening your horizons musically while doing what you love.

so in short stop trying to be a musical elitist, the day music becomes a competition is the day i stop playing.

As for the bass, 3 year warranty is bloody good, safe to go with it i reckon and even if it breaks you're covered.

as for the amp go looking 2nd hand
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Orange Bass Terror 500
Orange 1x15 Cab
Boss GT-6 Bass Multi-effects
#17
Get a fender rumble, and you don't need a huge amp to hear over a drrummer, i have a 20wat and i can here myself over my bands drummer, and he plays really loud, get a 50wat amp, that should do ya, what genre of music are you playing?
#18
Quote by JMcG92
...our bassist played through a 15w for ages and we still heard him good...


Then either your drummer is a pussy or you all have super human hearing
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#19
Quote by ChemicalFire
Then either your drummer is a pussy or you all have super human hearing


Not, I don't think pussy would suffice. More, he was asleep, and the drumming was him rolling over.

15W is nothing.
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#20
There is one thing I will warn you about that bass. They used a decent wood on the body, and the bass is still quite cheap. So they probably skimped on the electronics and hardware.
#21
Quote by Captain Insano
There is one thing I will warn you about that bass. They used a decent wood on the body, and the bass is still quite cheap. So they probably skimped on the electronics and hardware.

Funny you should say that because I was thinking of replacing the pickups if I got it...


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#22
Quote by JMcG92
Funny you should say that because I was thinking of replacing the pickups if I got it...


Electronics is more than just pups, the wiring and controls are just as important
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#23
Won't it bite into your Vox AC30 CCH & V212BNX fund?
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#24
Quote by m30wc0w
Won't it bite into your Vox AC30 CCH & V212BNX fund?

Yes, I know it probably will but I haven't fully decided whether I want a bass or not.


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