Re: Beginner here- need some help!

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Posted by Kostas K. on July 27, 2000 at 06:05:58:

In Reply to: Beginner here- need some help! posted by Bassgal on July 25, 2000 at 16:45:17:

: Hey everybody- I'm going to begin electric bass. I'm thinking about getting the Squire pack- with the Squire P-bass, BP-15 amp, cord, gig bag and a video. I just want something that I can easily learn on, but also something that actually has value. Please let me know if you had any experience with Squire's generally, or the package.
: Thanks a bunch


Squire basses are pretty good for starters. Still, I suggest you raise the amount of money you are going to spend and buy a better model like the Squire Jazz Bass (made in Korea or even somewhere better if you can afford it). It has a nice flat sound (good for rock grooves/bad for slapping) and some pretty good volume & tone controls on it's body. The pick-ups give you a pretty strong signal which is also relatively clean (only in a 80watt or less amplifier) for a cheap Squire bass.

For an amplifier I suggest you search for a 30watt (combo) unit manufactured by a less reliable brand. The extra power is extremely nececessary if you want to learn to control your instruments dynamics(volume changes) and play clean.

Also try and find someone to teach you the basic right/left hand techniques
to avoid injuries(if practising too hard).If you can't find a bass teacher try looking for a guitar player to help you out.I hope I helped you!

Kostas K.

P.S.: The Squire J-bass was my first instrument. I still keep it!

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