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rickzore
post Nov 13 2009, 06:24 PM
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Hi guyz,

I'm playing the guitar for like a year now. And I want to try the bass-guitar.
And I want to play some rock songs on it.

A friend of my said that I can get a better second-hand bass
for the same money as a new bass that is much worser.
So what do you guyz recommend?
What kind of bass are you thinking of? I though that
a fender standard p-bass would fit me. It kosts new about 500
euro. That is the amount that I wanna spend on it.

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post Nov 13 2009, 07:39 PM
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QUOTE (rickzore @ Nov 13 2009, 06:24 PM) *
Hi guyz,

I'm playing the guitar for like a year now. And I want to try the bass-guitar.
And I want to play some rock songs on it.

A friend of my said that I can get a better second-hand bass
for the same money as a new bass that is much worser.
So what do you guyz recommend?
What kind of bass are you thinking of? I though that
a fender standard p-bass would fit me. It kosts new about 500
euro. That is the amount that I wanna spend on it.

Rock-on,

Thx biggrin.gif


For 500 Euros you will get a Mexico Made P-Bass while you could get an American Made Fender P-Bass for that much money if you look on Ebay and stuff.
You can get a far superior instrument (better woods, crafting, hardware,tone) for the same amount of money, all you have to do is look arround the internet for a used bass in good condition!


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post Nov 13 2009, 08:11 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Nov 13 2009, 08:39 PM) *
For 500 Euros you will get a Mexico Made P-Bass while you could get an American Made Fender P-Bass for that much money if you look on Ebay and stuff.


... or a Japanese one. A friend of mine got an excellent Fender P in mint condition for around 450 E about an year ago. Look on e-bay for Japanese dealers, they have a good reputation as far as I know.
If you want a new one, look for an Aria STB. A new one, P style with active electronics and pretty good finish is around 200 E and is well worth the money.


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post Nov 13 2009, 09:09 PM
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I would recommend getting Jazz bass style of guitar (two single coil pickups) or something similar. It will give you most versatility and serve your rock style of playing well.
Browse ads for second hand American standard jazz bass, or american highway one jazz bass...Its ok to buy second hand, but you need to try out the guitar to see/hear how it plays and in which condition instrument is.

From new basses, I think this Cirrus BXP should fit your budget and give you most bang for the buck :
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/pr...itar?sku=512188

Its an bass with active electronics and pretty versatile sound wise. When I was searching for a bass in that category (price range) I couldn't find better sounding one. Downside may be huge battery consumption (weekly/biweekly battery changing) and possibly higher action. Try one out in stores if you can! smile.gif

I used it in many of my lessons, check em out!


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I would definitly go for a second-hand bass.


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post Nov 14 2009, 01:54 AM
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If you need a precision, get a second hand one, but DONT get second hand one unless you can try it. Try local ads in your town, and see if you can check the instrument. I wouldn't recommend getting second hand bass online, only new one.


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post Nov 14 2009, 09:55 AM
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Thx for all the advices!
I'll let you know if I've seen something.


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