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another vote for the cheap-o yamaha basses here. i bought one 8 years ago as a "first bass" with intentions to buy something better eventually. it plays and sounds so well that i still haven't gotten a new bass. (though i did rip the jazz bass pickup out and swiped the selector pot for use on a guitar)
Video evidence of Yesticles playing live at Random (expletive deleted) Hole, Warren, MI on 11/2/2012.Free "music!"
I have two Bronco Basses now. You can get them for mad cheap (often <$100 used), and they have a really deep tone if you put flats on them and change the pickups, to a Hot Rail or Red Sensor something like that. They are also easy to play for guitarists, so I think they're a very good choice.
Electrics: Fender '73 Mustang RI, Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino, Gibson 60s Tribute Les Paul Studio, Daisy Rock Retro-H Deluxe, Squier Hello Kitty Strat x2Acoustics: Taylor 316CE-LTD, Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QITBasses: Squier Badtz Maru Bronco Bass, Aria CSB-300, Fender Mustang Bass RIAmps: Vox TB18C1, Vox Pathfinder 210, Peavey Transtube Envoy, Ampeg Micro VR StackMy Band: http://mittensband.com
I know a setup goes a LONG way but yeah... a smaller local shop has one of the 51 Precision CVs (I think that's what it's called... with the one single coil pickup) and MAN is that thing nice. It's been fully set up, level, crown, dress... they have one just like it at Guitar Center and it's decent, but it feels new and kinda rigid. The other one is just super sweet. If I had any need for a third bass, it's absolutely the first one I'd buy.
Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius:
"When it comes to gear vs talent I'll be the first to admit that I sit in the Mayor's seat in Poserville."
Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass = Killer everything for $349 (or even less used) Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass = all the above for $299 Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass = the greatest bass treat for $299. You Must try One Squier Classic Vibe P Bass, fiesta red = why pay $1299 for the Fender version?
These basses Smoke!! And you would be a fool not to try one before you settle for something else.
"No one ever goes to heaven deservingly
and no one ever goes to hell unwillingly."