#1
I wan't a bass guitar but I really don't want to spend a lot of money. Really as long as it is a bass guitar I don't mind if its bright pink I will still buy it just where can I buy a bass for very little money. It doesn't even have to be new, it can be scratched, damaged and dented I really don't mind. Any ideas on how to get one, I checked ebay and they are all over £50.
#4
stagg P200 p bass is 70 new, if your desperate
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#7
It is rather impossible to find a good bass under £50. If you really want a bass you could go for that Stagg that CaptainJack666 offered, but Stagg isn't know for its high quality. You might have to wait a little while, probably save a little more or buy a crappy bass which sounds awful.
#8
I don't really want a good bass, I play the guitar I just wanted to have a bass to learn to play as its something different and there is an open mic night I go to and would like to play bass there a little but I can use someone elses bass when I play there I just wanted to learn on a crappy cheap bass. Does anyone know how much they are in second hand shops like cash converters or charity shops?
#9
my friend got a P bass for £40 quid from cash generator once, it was some brand calles cheetah or sumthin, we burned it when he got his yamaha lol
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#10
If you buy a cheap bass then you will invariably come out with a bass made of cheap materials. It will sound like crap and you could end up with such a poor bass that it will affect your playing and therefore put you off bass playing altogether. I would suggest saving up and shopping around for a starter pack. While those basses are by no means fantastic, i have been playing my starter pack SX for two years now. It could sound a bit better sure, but i have yet to find a bass for under 300quid that is nicer to play. BTW i payed 215euro for the bass a 20watt amp a gig back strap tuner blah blah usual crap in the pack.
#11
I would save up its just I dont want to take it seriously at all, all i want to do is learn to play it a bit, i am saving up for a guitar amp and thats why i dont want to spend a lot.
#12
I see where you are coming from but unless you get very lucky in a second hand shop or in the free ads you could very well end up with a bass that will put you off bass playing due to its shoddy quality. Do you know any bassists with a second or even third bass that they would be willing to let you borrow for a few months until you can allocate more funds to your bass??
#13
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It could sound a bit better sure, but i have yet to find a bass for under 300quid that is nicer to play.


The squier vintage mod basses and classic vibe basses are under 300...... and they rock
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#14
I might be able to, ill ask around but I don't really know any bass players. I might end up having to wait until after I buy the new amp.
#15
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The squier vintage mod basses and classic vibe basses are under 300...... and they rock


300quid euro. Thats about 200 sterling? if not less


Quote by jdmarsh2005
I might be able to, ill ask around but I don't really know any bass players. I might end up having to wait until after I buy the new amp.


Do you live in like a big city in england or more like a country town. If they are availible check all local pawn shops and cash converters etc. Comb all the free ads and as a last resort try ebay. I'd put ebay as a last resort because for one you cant try before you buy and two you could spend a week stalking the perfect bass only for some ass**** to come along with a massve bid in the final few minutes thus wasting your time.......
#16
I live in a medium sized town really, I guess there are a couple of shops I could try like cash converters and things. I know there are some close to me.
#18
basses under £40 are so **** you might as well play a ruler.
try wesley basses on ebay, they are dirt cheap but plays alright, most of their bids have no reserves so you might get a bargain.
#20
Washtub bass.
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#21
I got an SGC Nanyo Bass Collection from back when they were good (some time in the 80's) for £90 of the Bay. You can't get a good instrument for under £50, but you can for under £100 if you're patient and keep looking.

Also, if you don't have a bass amp and you buy this new guitar amp you want, don't play the bass through it, it will wreck it.
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