#1
What is each for, and why is it that on some less expensive basses there is only one pickup?
#2
Basses aren't priced on how many pickups they have. A P-Bass only has one split coil pickup and they can range from 0 to thousands of dollars.
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#3
Well, pickups pick up string vibrations, no matter where they're placed. Type of pickup, construction, whether it is passive/active, placement... a multitude of things will influence how a pickup will sound.

Some basses (no matter the price) only have one pickup because that's how they're designed, to put it simply. There are some very expensive basses with only a single pickup.
#5
yeah these guys have it right. the string makes a different sound depending where you pluck it...close to the bridge, between the end of the fretboard and bridge, or near the fretboard..but i think the best sound is from the middle where most bass pickups are placed..some jazz basses like mine have a smaller pick up near the bridge to give the bass a snappier sound. but the more pickups doesnt have anything to do on how good the bass sounds or the price.
#6
dont start with a 5 string...the low B string is tricky if your just starting out get a 4 string
that one your looking at seems good but your might want to search somewhere else guitarcenter usally overprices things
#7
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dont start with a 5 string...the low B string is tricky if your just starting out get a 4 string
that one your looking at seems good but your might want to search somewhere else guitarcenter usally overprices things


I disagree. The number of strings really doesn't matter if you're beginning.
#8
well i myself would not recommend a dean bass to anyone. they are not very good basses from my experiences playing them. if you are looking for a bass in that price range give or taking a little i would recommend these:
Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-GSR200-4String-Bass?sku=519524

Squier by Fender Affinity Series J Bass
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Affinity-Series-J-Bass?sku=519631

both very solid choices around the price range that im guessing.
#9
Fudger, I am really liking that Ibanez bass! Any recommendations for a practice amp?
#10
Fender Rumble 15. Decent, cheap, reliable, good controls.

http://www.music123.com/Fender-Rumble-15-Bass-Combo-Amp-480718-i1145410.Music123

I guarantee that you can find it cheaper at your local music emporium. I got mine for $75 and it's worth every penny.

EDIT: Do not buy Behringer, I've made that mistake and am trying like hell to get rid of it so I can get a proper amp.
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