what to look for in a bass

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what to look for in a bass

Post by crkt246 » October 19th, 2007, 7:40 pm

I am not a bass player I have a friend who is intressed in playing bass but he (and I) know nothing about bass's :? . Plese help me ( and my friend). :|

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Re: what to look for in a bass

Post by Mahal » October 20th, 2007, 3:34 am

:?
So how old/big is he? How much money does he have? What type of music is he intersted in now?

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Re: what to look for in a bass

Post by Musenfreund » October 20th, 2007, 4:12 am

You should also check out the bass threads in the forum "I'm looking for a new..."
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Re: what to look for in a bass

Post by crkt246 » October 20th, 2007, 1:38 pm

Mahal wrote::?
So how old/big is he? How much money does he have? What type of music is he intersted in now?
he is 5" tall and he wants to play Rock,Rap,Country. about $200

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Re: what to look for in a bass

Post by slejhamer » October 20th, 2007, 2:10 pm

crkt246 wrote: he is 5" tall
:lol:

Stretch the budget a little and get one of these:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ ... sku=519639

Or, look for a used bass, in which case you'll get a $300-400 bass for closer to $200.

Oh, and don't forget he'll need an amp ...
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Re: what to look for in a bass

Post by Mahal » October 20th, 2007, 3:33 pm

crkt246 wrote:
Mahal wrote::?
So how old/big is he? How much money does he have? What type of music is he intersted in now?
he is 5" tall and he wants to play Rock,Rap,Country. about $200
There are two schools of thought. First is get the best instrument you can so the kid can grow with his instrument. I am a heretic, I come from the second school of thought. If the kid sticks with it then he will choose the follow up instrument to grow with.

That being said at the age you are talking about I would say just go to the local discount store and buy the starter kit bass that looks most like the one his bass hero plays. If he sticks with it he would upgrade if it a kmart bass and he would upgrade if it was the best low end Fender that $200 can buy.

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Re: what to look for in a bass

Post by katmetal » October 20th, 2007, 4:09 pm

I'm in the market for a bass for a friend as well, & I am considering the Rondo line of instruments; The SX SJB-57 is going for $119.95. The Rondo line has a lot of fans. I've never played one of their instruments, but I only hear good things about them.

http://www.rondomusic.com/bassguitars4.html

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Re: what to look for in a bass

Post by Vic Lewis VL » October 21st, 2007, 8:54 am

I'd go for a cheapish Bass first time out - I picked up a Freshman Bass a couple of years ago, thinking I'd upgrade if I stuck with it, but it's a well-made bass and it's good enough for me. (After trying mine out, Darth Ordinary bought the same model and he seems to like it....)

However, seems your friend is on the small side (although most people are to me, I'm 6'5" tall....) and might be better suited to a short-scale bass. Try looking at a few websites for more info.

:D :D :D

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Re: what to look for in a bass

Post by crkt246 » October 21st, 2007, 10:37 am

Vic Lewis wrote:
However, seems your friend is on the small side (although most people are to me, I'm 6'5" tall...)
info. :D :D :D

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Yes he is small and its hard to think that he is 13 and 5" tall and I am 14 and 6" tall :roll: and yes I will tell him about small scale bass's

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