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MonkeyDAthos
post Sep 30 2011, 06:36 PM
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Hey guys, one of my friends wants to start to play bass, and he's looking for an amp and a bass for HOUSE practice and playing, hes willing to let go 300 - 400?


do you guys have any cool suggestion for that range of price?


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Bogdan Radovic
post Sep 30 2011, 07:31 PM
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Maybe something like this :

AMP :
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/fender...584200000001000

BASS :

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/squier...519578000215000

It may be a bit over the budget but that bass is awesome. Fender rumble series of bass amps is the best "bang for the buck" I heard. They have a really sweet tone.

Here is a slightly cheaper bass that is also an interesting choice :
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Peavey-Millenn...369-i1146907.gc


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post Sep 30 2011, 07:38 PM
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thank you Bogdan biggrin.gif


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Yep, Bogdan is the guy to ask tongue.gif


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post Sep 30 2011, 11:03 PM
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QUOTE (MonkeyDAthos @ Sep 30 2011, 01:36 PM) *
Hey guys, one of my friends wants to start to play bass, and he's looking for an amp and a bass for HOUSE practice and playing, hes willing to let go 300 - 400?


do you guys have any cool suggestion for that range of price?


Great picks Bogdan! Even the less pricey bass matched with the amp would be a great pair. Also, if you pal is open to buying used gear, he might be able to save a bit. Assuming of course there are music stores near by (we have wads of them but I gather that's not the case everywhere). Also, check for pawn shops (but again I gather Pawn Shops are largely an phenom here in the states)

It's a good idea to play before you buy if that's possible. But if your pal lives in an area with few music shops/pawn shops, the web may be the best option.


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post Oct 2 2011, 06:47 AM
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i would buy a second hand jazz bass, but a fender for sure, squier... well i don't know dry.gif .

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post Oct 2 2011, 01:21 PM
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I have to agree with Adrian on this one, I would choose a second hand bass & amp. That is a bit small budget for both of these pieces of gear, and your friend will end up with cheap gear that won't be satisfactory. I would stay away from Squier bass as well, they are poorly made.

Peavey is a nice recommendation for practice, it has a decent tone to it, thanks to active pickups. As far as the amps go, you can choose anything with 15" speaker + horn. Older Peavey or Fender bass amps were well made, so that might be a direction to seek. Older japanese Fender basses are for example very good, and the wood is settled on those, so that may be a solid plank of wood to base your platform on.


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post Oct 2 2011, 01:25 PM
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Squire Classic Vibe series is quite a good value for the money actually (and surprisingly) smile.gif
(stay away from affinity series of course!)

Here you can hear them in action and comparison to the "real thing" :



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Hi!

If it were me trying to set up for that money I'd probably go for a Yamaha RBX and and Roland Cube practice amp.
I think the 30W Bass Cube and maybe and an RBX 374 should come in just about on budget (it's active too!) smile.gif

The reason I suggest these things is mainly because of tone. I find it much easier to practice when I am happy with my tone, much more motivating too.
Tone is king and those little cube amps sound great, as do the RBX's.

Alternatively your friend could buy my Blast-The-Paint-Off-The-Walls Stack, http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/warwick-...ss-amp/87320731

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post Oct 3 2011, 05:46 AM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Oct 2 2011, 07:25 AM) *
Squire Classic Vibe series is quite a good value for the money actually (and surprisingly) smile.gif
(stay away from affinity series of course!)

Here you can hear them in action and comparison to the "real thing" :



I gotta give it to you man, they do sound good and they look incredible.
but still, i would go with a second bass old precision or even better, a jazz bass smile.gif, but this is just personal taste, i would even prefer an older tokai or greco p or jazz bass, you can find them very cheap on ebay (ok around $400-$700), but they are UNBELIEVABLE.


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