#1
Ok here's the deal: I play rhythm guitar in a small band, but have recently become interested in playing bass, and have decided to get one. Now I need your help, since you're the bass experts of the forum. I need to know what is the best bass for about 5-6 hundred $. We usually play metal and rock.

Much thanks.
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#4
Try a fender MIM P and jazz?

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#5
The Amp is not a problem, I have a friend who works at the local music store, and can get me one for a small price. Basically so far I've tried some ESP and Musicman basses. Will try the MIM Fenders.
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#6
I don't want to sing it's praises just because I have one, but I got a Peavey Millenium BXP for just short of €400 and it's pretty damn nice.

Seriously.
#7
Why would you pay that much money on a bass when you are a begginer to the instrument? Start on a cheap, crap one and get good THEN pay half a grand on a nice one.
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Quote by bassboy666
I don't want to sing it's praises just because I have one, but I got a Peavey Millenium BXP for just short of €400 and it's pretty damn nice.

Seriously.


I read some nice reviews online, will probably check it out.


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Why would you pay that much money on a bass when you are a begginer to the instrument? Start on a cheap, crap one and get good THEN pay half a grand on a nice one.


I played the bass of our band's bassist (when we weren't actually practicing), also we traded guitars for a week, I have him my Jackson, and he gave me his bass. So I can (somewhat) play. Not as good as he can, but still.

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You've tried a Music Man? Was it in your price range? $5-600 is probably a bargain there


Yeah, I tried the Stingray. Unfortunately it was way over my budget.
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Quote by AlanParker

I played the bass of our band's bassist (when we weren't actually practicing), also we traded guitars for a week, I have him my Jackson, and he gave me his bass. So I can (somewhat) play. Not as good as he can, but still.


A week and the odd time when you aren't practicing doesn't make you a non-starter
#11
Quote by Deliriumbassist
A week and the odd time when you aren't practicing doesn't make you a non-starter


What I meant was that during breaks, I would take his bass and mess around with it.
You're probably right, though.
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#12
Quote by AlanParker
What I meant was that during breaks, I would take his bass and mess around with it.
You're probably right, though.


Put it this way- I've been playing 6 years now, and my main bass cost me just over £200. If you're mainly a guitarist, I would get a starter bass, maybe even a starter pack with an amp, and use the rest of your udget for guiutar related stuff- I've never spent more than £150 on an electric guitar, for example.
#13
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Put it this way- I've been playing 6 years now, and my main bass cost me just over £200. If you're mainly a guitarist, I would get a starter bass, maybe even a starter pack with an amp, and use the rest of your udget for guiutar related stuff- I've never spent more than £150 on an electric guitar, for example.


Okay, will see what I can get for that price. Thanks for the help.
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I really dig their guitars (The C1 Hellraiser is one of my guitars) But I still have to check out the basses. Thanks for the tip.
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#16
Remember that your amp affects your tone far more than the bass. Get a cheap bass that plays well, and then the best amp you can afford. Bass needs lots of power to maintain tone at high volumes, which is not cheap.
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