Posted by Kenny on July 24, 2000 at 16:27:15:
In Reply to: Hello posted by Logan on July 24, 2000 at 12:28:16:
: Hello everyone. I am close to buying my first bass, and I have a few I've looked at and I want to know which would be the best. There is a Ibanez GSR200 for $200 that I liked the sound and feel of, it has p and j-style pickups. And there's also the Fender Standard P-bass I liked. I was also looking at a Kramer with p- and j-style pickups, used, for $265. I know the Kramer's price is kinda high for it, but I know the guy that owns the store so I might be able to bring him down a bit....which one of these, (if any) is good for a first? I would like all your opinions. Thanks!
Hello Logan......I think the Kramer may be a bass you might want to stay away from. There aren't the best built basses in the world. For your starter bass you want something a little more solid. I've played a couple of the cheaper Fenders and was a little impressed with the quality, as compared to the price. I believe it would make a good starter bass. The Ibanez......ummmmmm...the Ibanez..I have to be honest, I've never liked any Ibanez bass I've ever picked, so one day I stopped picking them up. However, I believe that this feeling I have towards them is a little on the personal preferrence side. I know that lots of people play and love them. So, my opinion on the Ibanez may be a bit biased. The bottom line for you is to buy the bass you feel most comfortable with. Pay attention to the way your hand feels arund the neck and how your fingers feel stretched across the strings. Then pay a little attention to your picking hand and try to find a good place to play from. Good luck........Kenny
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