Posted by Charles on July 04, 2000 at 06:56:30:
In Reply to: Beginner posted by Jeff on July 03, 2000 at 22:47:41:
: hey, i need some help here....i want to start playing bass. I live in Canada. and im wondering how much will i need to spend to get me a good but cheap bass.... I'm also wondering should i play 4 or 5 string and whats the price difference if i do?
: If you guys can help and give me any tips when i go out to buy a bass, (what to look for, what not) it will be alot of help...Thxs..
I can definitely understand where youre coming from on finding the appropriate equipment to use as a beginner. I have not long ago, started playing myself, but along the way I have learned a lot. The most important thing to remember is to purchase a bass and speakers that YOU like the sound of. As far as finding a bass and speakers within your price range, you may want to also consider used (but in good condition) equipment.
Personally I would suggest starting out with a 4 string bass, because it has a neck that is easier to hold than that of a 5 string or 6 srring..etc.
But you may find a good four stringer starting at $200.00 and a 40 watt amp at $120.00(plus accessories like neck strap, cord and optional guitar pick. Hope this helped you. Good luck fellow bass player.
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