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Joruus
post Mar 5 2010, 10:38 PM
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Hi Bogdan smile.gif

My sister wants to start learning to play bass, so she wants to start with getting cheap bass..
I don't know alot about basses so i hoped you could give us some advice.

Price range should be about 180€ maximum, do you know anything decent in that price range?
I know for that price it probably wont sound too great, but i guess even in that price range quality differs alot.

Also i was thinking a Pod studio would be better then an amp, cause she ll be practicing at home anyways and its almost as
cheap as the cheapest bass amp and probly sound much better/more versatile.
I know pod studios are great for guitar but dont know about bass, have you ever tryed one for bass?


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post Mar 6 2010, 01:51 AM
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Hello!

Good to hear about your sister starting out. In that price range I can recommend this bass:
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/pr...itar?sku=511369

Regarding POD Studio, its a good interface and you can dial in decent bass sounds (not as good as guitar ones)...
But its a good option to have (though you need good PC speakers connected)...Generally small bass amp would do the job better I'm sure... But its a question of taste I guess smile.gif


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post Mar 6 2010, 03:10 AM
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Thanks alot smile.gif
This will surely help alot happy.gif


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post Mar 6 2010, 03:14 AM
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For only that much money it doesn't make sense to get a new bass, try to look for some used basses that were arround 300-400Euros new and try to get a steal on them used!


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Ooh thanks thats a good idea aswell


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post Mar 7 2010, 08:44 PM
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Gennerally I've seen people play cheap instruments (around 100e) on gigs and sounding great - heck I did a major gig with such a cheap instrument once and worked out well (too well regarding expectations). But I agree , for that money you can't get a great bass, but you can get a nice comfortable one (try before buy)!!!
If you look into used market you should be able to find better basses for the same money of course. I wouldn't call buying a 200e new bass senseless at all smile.gif

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For only that much money it doesn't make sense to get a new bass, try to look for some used basses that were arround 300-400Euros new and try to get a steal on them used!


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