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Alright i've been playing Electric for around 2-3 years now. I've noticed that when I play with my friends and stuff, I start playing Bass like riffs on my guitar. I've always loved the Bass role in music.

So I've decided to buy one. *looks at bank account*..... dang so max, I can only spend 400$ on a Bass and Amp. I prefer to keep it below that.

Any suggestions on both the bass and amp? I'll just be jamming once and a while and experimenting with bass, with guitar still being my main instrument.
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until you give me some genres or influences, I'm stickin with my sig.

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ive heard the squier vintage modified seris is good for the money. as for the amp the "acoustic" amp company i heard is really good for the money.
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I play and listen to Alternative, Rock, some metal (kill Switch) and Heavy rock
#5
A Squier Vintage modified precision bass will fit your genres perfectly.
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I'd say go with Humanitys sig, but do the following first:
1. Go to the local music store(s)
2. Try out the 200 dollar ranged peaveys, ibanezes, and squires
3. Find one you like, bring it to the counter, and tell them you'll buy it on the spot if they give you a 10-20ft cable, and don't let them try and trick you into a starter box, they're cheap but crap 95% of the time.
*3. You could also try to get a free hardshell case, they usually have used junkers lying around in the back.

Amp:
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Acoustic-B20-1X12-Bass-Combo-Amplifier?sku=481622


Your other options would be scurrying ebay for a used (made in mexico) jazz or precision bass, they can usually be had for under 300.

Also, I wouldn't buy a gig bag personally, hardshell= much better and protects against dings.
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Also, I wouldn't buy a gig bag personally, hardshell= much better and protects against dings.


A decent, padded one will protect against damage, and they weight a lot less. I have a flight case, which is the ultimate protection in bass cases, but it just weighs too much to be practical.
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A decent, padded one will protect against damage, and they weight a lot less. I have a flight case, which is the ultimate protection in bass cases, but it just weighs too much to be practical.

It's a tradeoff, weight-protection.
#10
I would go for a Gator case myself--its light like a gig bag but has extra reinforcement and can take an amazing amount of abuse.
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I would go for a Gator case myself--its light like a gig bag but has extra reinforcement and can take an amazing amount of abuse.


I have one and I am totally behind your advice
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The FAQ also has some good suggestions, and is your first stop for basic knowledge (although it will be updated in the near future, so give it another read later)
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Welcome to the low end.

The FAQ also has some good suggestions, and is your first stop for basic knowledge (although it will be updated in the near future, so give it another read later)


+1 i play a six string and am hoping to get a 5 string to make my bass selection complete.
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http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend...fier?sku=481622

when you try to play bass through an amp like that it will sound like a dull thud... u might as well get a terrible bass and a acoustic b50 they you could actually hear the instrument your playing
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ive heard the squier vintage modified seris is good for the money. as for the amp the "acoustic" amp company i heard is really good for the money.


+1
especially the 70's jazz bass

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Go on http://www.thomann.de/ u can get a cheap bass and amp from there for awesome prices
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