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Wilska
post Mar 25 2010, 09:57 PM
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Hey again guys,

i'm thinking about purchasing a bass partly to be able to record my own base when making songs and partly to help out some friends when they rehearse. I don't really know what brands make decent cheap "beginner" bases, any suggestions?

I would probably set the limit at around 5-600 Euro.

Also, I can't really see a benefit playing with 4 strings instead of 5. Are there any? 5 makes more sense to me, but I can't really say why =)
I will play heavy rock and metal mainly.


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post Mar 25 2010, 10:15 PM
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I don't know what prices you have in your local stores, but I definitely recommend trying out Peavey Grind 5 BXP bass if you can find it. Here's the pic:



and the specs:

* 35 inch scale
* 5-string
* 24 frets
* Passive humbucking pickups
* Mahogany neck with maple stringers
* Neck-through-body design
* Case not included
* Weight Packed: 18.00 lb(8.164 kg)
* Width Packed: 6.5"(16.51 cm)
* Depth Packed: 52"(132.08 cm)
* Height Packed: 19.25"(48.895 cm)

I tested this bass guitar and it has not only very good playability, it has great low end, not usually found in it's price range.

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post Mar 25 2010, 10:16 PM
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I usually try out guitars and stuff at local stores but I mostly buy from Thomann.de if I can.
is this the same bass? http://www.thomann.de/se/peavey_c5nt.htm


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post Mar 25 2010, 11:03 PM
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For awesomes chepness and great bass, check Vester basses. This brands are jappan/korea fender copies instruments that doesn't exist anymore as Fender sue them, but still is possible to find in ebay.


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Bogdan Radovic
post Mar 25 2010, 11:45 PM
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Something like this should be decent :
http://www.thomann.de/se/fender_squier_del...z_v_bass_bk.htm

Also Peavey Millenium AC 5 string (with active electronics!) should be a very good choice! I heard that bass in action and tested it and its a "best buy" for a 5 string, but I don't see it on your web site (I can only find passive electronics version there).


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post Mar 26 2010, 04:11 PM
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in that price range, i LOVE the ibanez btb670, amazing bass!
(there are 5-6 strings versions too wink.gif)



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post Mar 27 2010, 04:14 PM
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Wow that ibanez was beautiful! really liked it


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R ecording: Blackstar HT-DistX, Line6 Pod X3 Live
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post Mar 27 2010, 04:18 PM
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it is beautiful and it plays like a dream, super thin neck, LOW action, active BARTOLINI pickups, it's very good!


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post Mar 27 2010, 04:20 PM
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Don't get the Peavey Grindbass! I had one; quality is good but it sounds horrible!


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post Mar 27 2010, 04:38 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Mar 27 2010, 04:20 PM) *
Don't get the Peavey Grindbass! I had one; quality is good but it sounds horrible!


Good to know!


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G uitars: Gibson Flying V Faded '67, ESP Ltd Alexi 600, Jackson Kelly KE3
P ickups: SD Blackout, Emg 81/85
A mp: Krank Rev Jr Pro
E ffects: Ibanez Weeping Demon Wah, Digitech Hardwire CM-2, Digitech Hardwire DL-8, MXR Phase 90
R ecording: Blackstar HT-DistX, Line6 Pod X3 Live
P ick: Dunlop Jazz III XL black, Dunlop Ultex Sharp 1.14 and 1.40
S trings: GHS Boomers 10-52, Rotosound 10-46
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