Posted by Mickster on December 28, 2000 at 17:30:38:
In Reply to: I have no idea... posted by Kotsos on December 28, 2000 at 15:02:49:
: The thing is, I really want to learn to play the electric bass
: but I don't even know what questions I should be asking...
: I mean, to play the bass, one must own one (duh!) . So what do
: I do ? Walk into a music instruments store and buy the first bass
: they show me? NO. I don't want something expensive but I don't
: want something of bad quality... -I don't even know the names of
: the different manufacturers...
: Well, I've taken the time to go through other posted questions
: and answers so I've made up my mind about one thing : I think
: it is best for me to go strait to bass lessons - not guitar
: lessons as a friend of mine suggested.
: P.S.: When I come up with something more specific, I'll let you know.
: P.S.2: To anyone who hasn't read "The Real World" posted by Pat H. :
: READ IT !!!
Hey Kostos,what's up?If you don't know where to start, you've come to the
right place.First off, I'll assume you don't want to spend a lot of bread.
O.K. rather than sit here and write about all the different basses you can
buy, may I humbley suggest that you visit www.musiciansfriend.com and
go straight to the bass section.See what they have and what looks good to
you, then come back here and post your interests.No one here is going to steer
you wrong.I myself like the less expensive Fenders, Ibanez and Yamaha.There are
also about half a dozen other manufacturers that make very good entry level and
"won't cost an arm and a leg" basses.Also pick up a copy of Bass Player magazine
so you can start to get the feel of what everyone's talking about.You've decided
to play bass? Aha! That was one of the angels I sent out that put that thought
in your head! Welcome.It's very cool here.Talk to you later.
P.S. I see you've already found Pat H.'s "The real world". You're getting off
on the right foot indeed.
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