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Posted by bob (126.96.36.199) on May 12, 2003 at 22:10:05:
In Reply to: a friend's bass buying posted by Austin on April 14, 2003 at 23:11:16:
At that price range I would stick with the Fender. For $50 more I bet he could find a used Standard Fender P-Bass and would be much better off. Yamaha has some cool inexpensive basses. Samick has some good cheap basses, too I wouldn't bother with an Ibanez or the Rogue.
The amp is where you have the problem. I bet 4 out of 5 new bass players who start off with a 15 watt amp blow the speaker in their first 2 weeks of playing.
He will not be happy with anything less than a 50 watt amp with a 12 inch speaker. And more importantly will not be able to be heard in a band with anything less than this.
Check out the Behringer Ultrabass BX600. It's got a lot of bang for the buck. In the long run he'll be better off gettiung something used a little beat up that is big than something new a tiny.
: I have a friend who's planing on pickin up the electric bass and he's been comming to me on various bass buying questions. His budget isn't all that big so his eye fell on the Squire by Fender Affinity P-bass. He also was thinking about the Rouge SX100B. I told him to steer away from Rouge. Was I wise in this? I'd also like a bit of comment on the two basses and this starter pack with a Squire Affinity P-Bass and a Fender Frontman 15B. So any feed back would be appriciated
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