#1
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-IJXB190-Electric-Bass-Jumpstart-Pack-519527-i1168529.gc

I'm pretty much sold on this, and I'm going to purchase it as soon as I get home (I'm currently in Amsterdam) because it looks like it would be a great beginner bass. Thoughts?

EDIT: Also... What color? Red or Black? I'm torn between these two.
Last edited by DrPants PhD at Jul 25, 2008,
#2
Fantastic starter pack, I've never played that actual bass, but I've played the next model up from it and it was fantastic.


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#3
You might want to buy a new cable, the cable that comes with it are terrible - thin, weak and will break soon. Nothing sucks harder than getting your new bass, your cable breaking, and no back ups! Then you have to go all the way to the shop again.

The pack looks good, its got everything you'll need to get started! You might want to try the Squier (Fender) starter pack too, and the peavy one, see which bass you prefer the feel of, or even, just the colours.

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#4
I have... too many cables. I think I'm fine

My friend had the Squier, and he didn't like it, and he told me not to get it. The pickups aren't as good as the Ibanez.
The Peavey looks nice, I've heard many good things about it. But again, pickups don't look as good as the Ibanez ones. but I could be wrong.

There's also this:http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Thunderbird-IV-All-Access-Bass-Pack-515767-i1372736.gc
If I'm willing to spend $100 more. But I think I should get the Ibanez.
#5
looks good however it has just 22 frets ...something that you may want to think about...
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#6
Thunderbirds and Epiphone in general is complete and utter rubbish. Shoddy craftsmanship, horrible, muddy tone, neckdive, thefitz can clear up the rest. I wouldn't recommend a Thunderbird, but by all means if it gets the tone you like and you like the feel of it, get it.
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#7
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looks good however it has just 22 frets ...something that you may want to think about...

I don't think that'll be a problem for me (I hope), I'm just a beginner.

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Thunderbirds and Epiphone in general is complete and utter rubbish. Shoddy craftsmanship, horrible, muddy tone, neckdive, thefitz can clear up the rest. I wouldn't recommend a Thunderbird, but by all means if it gets the tone you like and you like the feel of it, get it.

Thanks for the input. My friend had an epiphone thunderbird bass (well, it was his churches, but it was at his house for about 2 years) and it was an alright bass. A bit heavy though.
#8
Quote by AiC
looks good however it has just 22 frets ...something that you may want to think about...


So? Most Fender style, and indeed most low priced basses have 22 or 21 frets (or less). 24 fretted instruments really don't give you much more, and 90% of your playing will be done below the 12th fret when you're learning anyhow... wait, even when you've learned. Look up a few bass tabs. Unusual to see more than just the odd run or fill anywhere past the 14th.

I never saw the big deal about having 24 frets.
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#9
I also forgot to ask... Which color? They're both good to me... but I'm leaning more towards the red.
#10
I always like the black, but go with what you like


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looks good however it has just 22 frets ...something that you may want to think about...


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#11
Ibanez make solid starter packs as does Squier. Avoid Epiphone as everyone has said, but if you are looking for other options, check out the FAQ.

Squier's rep tends to be less than idea in the guitar side of the block, but their bass starter packs are decent enough.

And choose the colour you like--personally I've always liked the blue or the black Ibanez in your selection.
#13
that a nice bass
but squier dont suck compared to that one
squier(affinity series) can be solid basses, but you have to try a few, i have found a squier affinity p bass in my local store that played as good as the MIMs they have, i was amazed but with no money
also no big deal with "just" 22 frets
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#14
to be honest, i dont think you can go wrong with any starter bass as long as its not made out of ply wood and the pickups are worth 5 quid.

Looks good
#15
The gsr is a pretty good bass,
but the amp sucks!

Why not get the gsr bass and another amp for what you have left till the 270 pounds?
You can probably get the back etc. for free then?
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#16
I don't know, I'd like all the stuff that comes with the value pack. Maybe when I get better I'll think of getting a new amp (and a better bass).