Posted by HiRevver on January 05, 2000 at 19:51:22:
In Reply to: Re: can you help me ?? posted by MrChow on January 03, 2000 at 20:21:09:
: : oh yeah i could also use some tips.... if its no problem.... ??!!
: It is okay that you went cheap for starts,I did. But if you find you love
: the instrument then as soon as you can afford a better one, get one.
: My opinion is that spending $650 - $1300 will get you a fine bass.
: Spending less you might not be happy with it, spending alot more is a
: waste of dough. It aint gonna be that much better! I like fender and ibanez,
: but you gotta look for the sound and playability that you like.
: Now find a good teacher one who has played for years AND consistantly gigs.
: Also grab your cd's and figure out the bass lines. I would recomend starting
: with the blues. (a great foundation)
Cheap is good, but it's even better if you get a steal on an expensive one. When I bought my '92 Fender American deluxe p-bass with lace sensors and all (my first and only bass, which I love), I found it used in the local trader paper. Best to my memory it was priced at $375, but I badgered the guy until he let me at it for $300. He's a pro, has his own band that does the club thing, and this one was his backup and then he got a new primary... So all I can say is just keep your eyes open, especially since you're not in a hurry. Also, I totally agree on playing with blues and older rock cds. It alot easier than you think, it just takes a while to develope. And, last but not least, try to get in a band that knows how to play and is willing to teach you. A good drummer and guitarist can do wonders for a beginning bassist, been there, done that. Hope this helps...feel free to email...
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