#1
Hey everybody.

Well, two of my friends are getting instruments for Christmas. One is getting a drumset, and one is getting a bass. Me and my other friend (who is a guitarist as well) already jam together, so we thought it would be cool to have other people to jam with.

My questions:

1. What is a good beginner drumset? His parents are letting him pick it out (~$200-$500) but he doesn't have the power of the Pit to help him out.

2. What is a good beginner bass? Same deal (~200-500). I realize this question should be in the bass forum, but I figured I might as well just stick em in one thread.

EDIT: No, it does not include an amp. His cousin is giving him a decent one.

Thanks in advance.
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For the bass, any Ibanez will do. If he can go 500 for the bass (ex. amp), buy an Ibanez SRX 590.
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drums > bass

every band needs a good drummer more than a good bassist


Well, yeah. They're both getting instruments, I'm just recommending them some.
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#6
he'll have to get a used drum kit, I can't think of a single decent one that would come to $500 after buying cymbals. (make sure he realises that almost no drumkits come with cymbals, except for a hi-hat, sometimes.)
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get him to search for a second hand drum kit
cos they are bloody expensive. buy some new symbals too and possibly a new snare to start with as they make the sound better for a beginner infinitely in my opinion.
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i heard sabian makes some good drums sets


que? they make cymbals, not drums (that I am aware of)
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what style are you guys goin for
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#11
aw, when i saw the title i thought it said "Beginner Drum'N'Bass"

now i gotta go listen to Logical Progression.
#13
400-500 bucks for a drumkit? Must be kidding me lool.

Bass won't be a problem. Alot of choices for that price. Just go with him to a store and let him test out some basses. Wait he can't play bass yet or can he? hmmm..

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drums > bass

every band needs a good drummer more than a good bassist


No. every band needs a good drummer AND a good bassist.
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