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the best bass?

Sun Mar 9, 2008, 9:28 PM
music geek moment here...

i know there's actual bass players out there who know what they're doing and what they're dealing with, whereas i am quite oblivious to the technicalities of the instrument, though i do love it so...and recently i got my hands on an awesome rental (fender squier jazz bass) that's serving me very well for the moment, but i'd like to get my own at some point...

so i'm asking, what's a good steady bass guitar, in your opinion? so far my only specifications is that it's 4 string and will last me awhile, since i doubt i'll be able to afford another anytime soon...but other than that, i'm in the dark, and there's just too many options...
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Chouki May 19, 2009
I don't know if you still need an answer, since I only now stumbled across your journal ... but I'm a bass player myself and I would recommend a Yamaha for the beginning. The RBX series is ok. If you want something better and have the money, try out a Fender Precision bass, or look into Ibanez. Don't buy a Squier!
The most important thing is: try it out first and see if you like it! :)
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:iconkviii:
Basically everybody I know plays bass. I'll start asking once I wander back into Edmonton.

There was a blizzard in Toronto when I landed, so we had to circle the airport for an hour(!). People were taking photos of the snow as I was getting off the plane. So, it seems, it goes.
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theumbrella Mar 11, 2008  Student General Artist
killer!

also, that sucks...it's rather melty here right now, though i'm still anticipating the second wave of cold to hit...i've heard that toronto blizzards suck though, and that the east is getting a hell of a winter this year, so i wish you luck!
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:iconviolet-rainstorm:
mm...see now if this were about vocals or piano then I could help. ^^;

I can give my friend a call though, he's big on guitars..
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theumbrella Mar 10, 2008  Student General Artist
i'd really appreciate it! thanks!
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:iconkarma-muffin:
Yeah I'm in the same boat myself. Bass is also my chosen instrument, and I love my Fender P-bass with tenderness, but I have no idea about it's specs other than it's white...and very fun to play.

What's your price range? Cause what I've heard is that Music Man basses are the best around. I've been eying the one at the music store near me but it's too expensive for me.

Sorry if that was completely useless.
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theumbrella Mar 10, 2008  Student General Artist
mmm fender does seem to make some nice basses...however i can only say my devotion to mine is only because it's the first bass i've played, thus i have no comparison as of yet...and i have a feeling it's one of the cheapest that they make...
but yeah, i've heard good things about musicman basses, but way too expensive...i'm looking at under $500, because i am a poor artist trying to get to school, and pursue bass-playing dreams at the same time...heard really good things about warwick basses too actually, but again, so expensive...
i'll definitely have to try out a P bass though, as i'm curious about what the difference is compared to the jazz bass...
thanks for the help!
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maro-kun Mar 10, 2008
uhh well I'm no expert on bass guitars but my dad should know some.

I'll gladly post another comment on some good steady ones as soon as he gets back from work.
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theumbrella Mar 10, 2008  Student General Artist
killer, it would be greatly appreciated!
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