Posted by Mickster on October 12, 2000 at 12:33:19:
In Reply to: Need some serious help... posted by Aaron on October 11, 2000 at 20:43:14:
Hey Aaron what's up?
As for buying a bass, I second what Datsgor says.
Ibanez and Fender's low end line(the one's made in Mexico)are excellent
first basses.Don't confuse inexpensive with cheap.Yamaha also makes very
good inexpensive models, some starting at about $225.00(without a case)
I've said it here a half dozen times,in July I bought a Mexican Fender Jazz
bass, and the quality is high.I paid $370.00 for the bass and $70.00 for the
case.Try visiting www.fender.com
www.yamaha.com This way you'll be forewarned(therefore
forearmed)with info about the basses and their features, so that you won't
be completely in the dark when you go into a music store.As for amps,it
just so happens that also in July I bought a Fender bassman 60 amp ($400.00)
and it is also of very good quality.Another brand you might consider is
Hartke.I've played through a few and they're equal to or better than the
Fenders.I know money might be tight(a story most of us are familiar with)so
you first have to set a budget,visit the websites,then visit a music store.
Buy the best you can afford,you won't regret it.Also you can buy online,but
the drawback is you can't try before you buy.One last thing;try out at least
3 basses,5 or 6 if you can swing it,and go with the one that feels/sounds
most comfortable.Trust first impressions.How did I get into bass?I just always
liked the sound of a walking jazz line.Kind of like poetry.
Hope this helped,The Mickster
P.S. After you buy,come back and tell us what you got and how you
like it/or if there are any problems.We're all here for ya.
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