Re: Good beginning bass?

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Posted by Tim Brosnan on December 04, 2000 at 16:41:35:

In Reply to: Re: Good beginning bass? posted by Emma on December 04, 2000 at 12:43:42:

: : Sorry for such a simple question on a board that is clearly populated with actual musicians....but I was wondering if you all had recommendations on a good instrument/gear for me to start with. Not crazy expensive, but also not something that I'll regret buying as soon as I know anything at all about the instrument.... I couldn't be any more of a beginner, so any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

: Hi Alison,
: I know how you feel :-)
: I just got my first bass a few weeks ago, a Squire Affinity p-bass, for 130, which, I think, is perfect to start with. I also got a small 40W soundking amp to practise with for 80, sorry I don't know US prices though.
: Hope this gives you some ideas, I'm sure you won't regret starting bass!

: Emma

:Hey Alison,welcome to the wonderful world of bass!I think you are going to find that there are a lot of really great people who post on this board.T o answer your question directly,I agree with the Mickster,as i own both a Mexican Fender Jazz bass and a Yamaha BBG5.The Jazz basses are nice,because the necks are slimmer than those on a Fender Precision bass:also,they're more versatile.The Yamaha RBX260 is a nice axe also.For $199.99,you cant go wrong with it.Some advice:when looking at basses,take your time,and DONT let salespeople try to pressure you into getting what they think you should use.Any high pressure,or attempts to hurry you along,walk out of the store:its your money.
Again,welcome aboard,and dont ever hesitate to ask questions.All the people who post here are really great:its good to have such a nice support system.

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