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    Default In Need Of A Bass

    I need to buy a bass for school, and want something nice, that I can stick with, but don't want to spend too much, and I refuse to buy a starter kit, (nothing but trouble).

    So far, I have found interest in:

    Epiphone Thunderbird IV- not bad, heavy neck, beautiful shape and color, and double humbuckers. good guitar for 279 big 'uns.

    Fender J-Bass- Of course, I had to try a fender, and It had a nice sound, but there's so many control knobs, it seems like a bit much. Nice, guitar though. I tried a mexican. Can't really afford an american... :(

    Epiphone Allen Woody Signature- One classy piece of material. very heavy, with two humbucker. I believe semi-hollow. very nice looking, but I did not get to play this one.


    I played all of these except for one, the allen woody, and I just need your guys' opinion. Oh yeah, I know this is the fender site, but don't everybody tell me wto get the J-Bass. :roll:

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    alex.
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    A good used Mexi PBass wouldn't be bad. Didn't someone sell one here recently for $250.
    Whether you think you can...or you can't...you're right!

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    Yep, I got it. Mexican P-Bass, done deal. Cost me $250 second-hand.

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    Yup. Get yourself a P-Bass, only two knobs. 8)
    "Life's too short not to enjoy great tone."

    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
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    I vote for the p-bass also. My 86 MIJ with rosewood board has payed for itself many times over. My wife paiid $250 for it in a pawn shop. No mods needed to sound and play good.
    When in doubt, gas it out.

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    Default Fender of course

    If you want something decent without spending huge piles-o-money, try a Squier PBass or JBass. My PBass plays and sounds pretty darn good while I'm sittin' on that bulge in my wallet. I'm not a professional and don't play gigs. I do with a group of friends who are actually musicians and they rave about the PBass. I just don't think you can go terribly wrong going with any Fender product.

 

 

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