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Old 18th July 2008 , 09:51 AM
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I normally play standard electric guitar, however have agreed to play bass in a mate's band. I borrowed a bass at first, and found very quickly, that a completely different skill set is needed!!! Anyway - I am getting on with the bass now and am ready to buy my first.
I want something that is versatile and of good quality, but I am on a budget. I am looking at around 150.
Any ideas? What would you get on this budget?
Looking forward to your comments!

Mike
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Old 18th July 2008 , 10:03 AM
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Hi guys,

I normally play standard electric guitar, however have agreed to play bass in a mate's band. I borrowed a bass at first, and found very quickly, that a completely different skill set is needed!!! Anyway - I am getting on with the bass now and am ready to buy my first.
I want something that is versatile and of good quality, but I am on a budget. I am looking at around 150.
Any ideas? What would you get on this budget?
Looking forward to your comments!

Mike
I'd stretch that budget just a little bit and get one of these:

Yamaha BB414 at DV247.COM

I have one, and although you don't get the same headstock/brand-name mojo as with a competitor, IMHO it's a better-made, better-sounding and more versatile bass than any other in it's price range. It can do P-bass or J-bass tones or a mix of the two, whereas a Fender P-bass can only do P-bass, a J-bass can only do J-bass and both are a lot more money.

If you keep up with the bass playing and you've got some cash to burn then I would say start looking at the better-known names if you must (I personally believe that there are no good Fender basses for less than about 500, though)... but for now this would serve you well!
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Hi Mike

If you can stretch to 199 then I honestly think you should get one of these

Washburn T24 Bass Guitar at DV247.COM

It's a fantastic bass for the price, it's thru neck so you'll have plenty of sustatin and you'll feel what your playing all the way up the neck and it's made from mahogany so it has a really dark, warm resonant tone.

Just under 200.00 too

Drop me a message if you need anymore information on any aspect buying bass guitars, more than happy to help.

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Old 18th July 2008 , 12:23 PM
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Cheers guys - I appreciate it. So I guess the consencuss so far is that I need to add an extra 50 on my budget? I will do that if I have to, but it'd be nice to get away with spending less... I guess you get what you pay for!
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There is always this

Epiphone Les Paul Special Bass Guitar, Pitch Black at DV247.COM

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