#1
hello bass forum!

in my band we have an amazing guitar player, and no bass player, so i was asked to play bass.

i need some suggestions for a good bass that i could eventually play gigs with, around $500.

and also what would be a good amp? i don't want to spend a crazy amount on the amp, but i know how important they are.
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#3
The Squier VM series is pretty good and it's only around $280 US. that'll leave you with an extra $220 for an amp.
Good giggable amps cost around $600 USD so be prepared to dish out more.
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Get a Ibanez starter pack.


are these good enough to gig with?all the guitars out of starter packs that i've tried are horrible..

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The Squier VM series is pretty good and it's only around $280 US. that'll leave you with an extra $220 for an amp.
Good giggable amps cost around $600 USD so be prepared to dish out more.

are squier basses as bad as squier guitars?
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#5
Squier basses are way better than their guitars, I own a squier bullet and it sucks but the Squier VM is just as good as a fender MIM for half the price.
And they're giggable.
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#6
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#7
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Squier basses are way better than their guitars, I own a squier bullet and it sucks but the Squier VM is just as good as a fender MIM for half the price.
And they're giggable.


Totally right. They're not "high quality" basses but they are amazing for the price. I played a squier p bass that was much better than the MIM fender.

They are definately gigable but like i said, they're not "high quality" so i wouldnt go on a world tour with a backup lol.

If i were you, and i was once, id go for the either
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Vintage-Modified-70s-Jazz-Bass?sku=519639

or

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Vintage-Modified-Precision-Bass?sku=519638

Like i said, i really like the P-bass but the jazz is also very good.

As for amps, id be looking for around 200-300watts ill recommend what i have and thats the ashdown mag300

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ashdown-MAG-C210T300-Combo-Bass-Amp?sku=485033

I have one w/o the compressor, bought it used for 300. Keep in mind its only 180watts because the speaker cab your connected to is 8ohms but its still really loud and can keep up with the hard hitting drummers and about a 100watt guitar amp. Im currently looking for another cab to go with it though.
'85 Fender Reissue '75 Jazz Bass ---> Ashdown MAG300h
Schecter C/SH-1 ---> Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
#8
Quote by Victory2134
Squier basses are way better than their guitars, I own a squier bullet and it sucks but the Squier VM is just as good as a fender MIM for half the price.
And they're giggable.


Totally right. They're not "high quality" basses but they are amazing for the price. I played a squier p bass that was much better than the MIM fender.

They are definately gigable but like i said, they're not "high quality" so i wouldnt go on a world tour with a backup lol.

If i were you, and i was once, id go for the either
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Vintage-Modified-70s-Jazz-Bass?sku=519639

or

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Vintage-Modified-Precision-Bass?sku=519638

Like i said, i really like the P-bass but the jazz is also very good.

As for amps, id be looking for around 200-300watts ill recommend what i have and thats the ashdown mag300

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ashdown-MAG-C210T300-Combo-Bass-Amp?sku=485033

I have one w/o the compressor, bought it used for 300. Keep in mind its only 180watts because the speaker cab your connected to is 8ohms but its still really loud and can keep up with the hard hitting drummers and about a 100watt guitar amp. Im currently looking for another cab to go with it though.
'85 Fender Reissue '75 Jazz Bass ---> Ashdown MAG300h
Schecter C/SH-1 ---> Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
#9
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are these good enough to gig with?all the guitars out of starter packs that i've tried are horrible..


are squier basses as bad as squier guitars?

i agree 100% your going to dish out around $1000 mby a little less or a little more if you want it gig worthy and good
#10
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Totally right. They're not "high quality" basses but they are amazing for the price. I played a squier p bass that was much better than the MIM fender.

They are definately gigable but like i said, they're not "high quality" so i wouldnt go on a world tour with a backup lol.

If i were you, and i was once, id go for the either
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Vintage-Modified-70s-Jazz-Bass?sku=519639

or

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Vintage-Modified-Precision-Bass?sku=519638

Like i said, i really like the P-bass but the jazz is also very good.

As for amps, id be looking for around 200-300watts ill recommend what i have and thats the ashdown mag300

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ashdown-MAG-C210T300-Combo-Bass-Amp?sku=485033

I have one w/o the compressor, bought it used for 300. Keep in mind its only 180watts because the speaker cab your connected to is 8ohms but its still really loud and can keep up with the hard hitting drummers and about a 100watt guitar amp. Im currently looking for another cab to go with it though.


or the deluxe p-bass or deluxe jazz bass or aerydrone jazz bass or p-bass depending on yoru budget =]
#11
get the stuff in my sig, except the amp, you want a 200+watter

maybe Acoustic B200
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#12
I would suggest a Peavey milestone 3. Its normally not priced over $250 and its a great bass.