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post Mar 8 2009, 04:09 AM
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Simple as that, would like a good cheap bass between $200-$350 dollars

Most likely a 4 string, Unless you guys find 5 strings far better

Just a guitar player but would like to get a bass that plays fast,nice and smooth

thanks!

i was thinking about the Dean Edge 4 4-String but then again i have no idea what is a 'good' bass.

there is also a dean edge 5 http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product?sku=519803X on sale for $100 less but its scratch n dent

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post Mar 8 2009, 04:19 AM
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This one is the Tony Levin model I think is a good bass. But I prefer 5 string basses because they have a lower string that sometimes is really usefull.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-OLP-TONY-LEVIN-SIG...93%3A1|294%3A50

Also you could try the cheap Corvette line of Warwick basses. Those are great too.


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post Mar 8 2009, 04:23 AM
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QUOTE (Ramiro Delforte @ Mar 8 2009, 04:19 AM) *
This one is the Tony Levin model I think is a good bass. But I prefer 5 string basses because they have a lower string that sometimes is really usefull.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-OLP-TONY-LEVIN-SIG...93%3A1|294%3A50

Also you could try the cheap Corvette line of Warwick basses. Those are great too.


awesome ill check those out, also, are 5 string basses any harder to play?
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post Mar 8 2009, 04:28 AM
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Nop, for a guitar player the 5 string basses are easier to play because the strings are much more closer.
In a 4 string bass the strings have more space in between and that's something that we are not used to.


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post Mar 8 2009, 04:30 AM
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QUOTE (Ramiro Delforte @ Mar 8 2009, 04:28 AM) *
Nop, for a guitar player the 5 string basses are easier to play because the strings are much more closer.
In a 4 string bass the strings have more space in between and that's something that we are not used to.


oh good point, plus i might enjoy the versatility of an extra string down the road
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post Mar 8 2009, 05:25 PM
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i found a Rock Bass by Warrick on sale for about $350, 5 stringer too, im thinking about getting it, thoughts?
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Warwicks are great! You could also try a Peavey Grindbass 4/5 string


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post Mar 8 2009, 05:33 PM
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Yeah i just checked out the grindbass, its definately down to the RockBass and the GrindBass

rockbass is $450 but down to 350 on a sale i found

grindbass is $400

pro/cons of both? ( going to get the 5 string version)
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post Mar 8 2009, 05:42 PM
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Haven't played the Warwick Rockbass (only the more expenive, handmade models). Warwick delivers a great quality for sure and their higher end models blow me away...

I actually own a Grindbass and I think it's built quality and material are superior to any other bass at that price but on the other hand: Bad electronics and pickups result in only a ''decent'' tone...

Try to compare both in a store if possible!!!


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post Mar 8 2009, 06:39 PM
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I recorded my album on Shine 6 strings bass. Great guitar and very cheap. I found this 5 string model also not expensive

http://www.guitarfactory.co.uk/product.php...=267&page=1

£159.00 (€ 194.54)
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post Mar 8 2009, 09:36 PM
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i ended up purchasing the RockBass itl be here in a few days and ill let you guys know how it is
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sorry i caught this thread too late, my first ever buy was a Dean bass and it is still the love of my life ( apart from she who must be obeyed of course) still hope you enjoy the warwick they are a great peice of work. smile.gif


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QUOTE (SnoCone @ Mar 8 2009, 09:36 PM) *
i ended up purchasing the RockBass itl be here in a few days and ill let you guys know how it is


Just saw this topic smile.gif

Rock Bass should be cool choice in that price range! smile.gif


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I've checked the Rock Bass, should be a good instrument. Let us know how you like it mate! smile.gif

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post Mar 10 2009, 02:34 AM
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Ill definately let you all know! im a beginner bass player and an intermediate guitar player so i thought i'd snag one to spice it up a bit
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