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Good Bass starter pack?


saturn4ever

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well I've been playing 6 string for the past 8 years and would like to play a little bass on the side. I'm not really looking for some extremely nice gear.. either.

 

I played a Yamaha bass w/ an amp that distorted nicely at Sam's Club tonight. That pack seemed pretty good but I can't remember the price.

 

I would like the pack to include at least the bass and amp. My budget is pretty cheap on this.. i'm talking like around 300 dollars.

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For Christmas I bought this one for my daughter....

 

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-Artcore-Ser-Hollowbody-without-Tremolo?sku=519527

 

The bass isn't that bad, but the amp really sucks! and the tuner didn't last a month.

 

That said I wish I would have got her one of these.

 

http://www.rondomusic.net/sjb62bk.html

 

That would have left $180 for a practice amp, gig bag and tuner.

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I'm looking at possibly purchasing an Aria Bass on ebay. Most look to be Japanese made and are going in the 200 range. I could then pick up a smaller bass amp locally sometime later.

 

Yeah, most of those packs are pretty horrid. I think I will avoid them then.

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the bass alone is worth the price of this package. $299
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http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-?sku=512186

 

+ 1. The black one looks great.

 

The main issue with the starter packs is that the amps are only loud enough to use as a practice amp at home, playing along with CDs. One you bring other instruments into the mix, you don't have the volume needed to be heard.

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+ 1. The black one looks great.


The main issue with the starter packs is that the amps are only loud enough to use as a practice amp at home, playing along with CDs. One you bring other instruments into the mix, you don't have the volume needed to be heard.

 

I was not already Bassed up I'd get one myself.

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SWEET

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Seriously.


I just bought a new bass (Look on page one for the picture thread) and I am also currently upgrading the heck out of my SX P. I currently do not need to buy yet another bass. But man, that is a good looking instrument

 

Check the upgrade. $379. Am thinking of trading something in.

 

440312.jpg

 

35 inch scale

Neck-through-body

2 VFL active pickups

Active 3-band EQ with +/- 10 dB boost/cut

Gold hardware

String-through-finger style bridge

Pau Ferro fretboard

Dual expanding truss rod

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Check the upgrade. $379. Am thinking of trading something in.


440312.jpg

35 inch scale

Neck-through-body

2 VFL active pickups

Active 3-band EQ with +/- 10 dB boost/cut

Gold hardware

String-through-finger style bridge

Pau Ferro fretboard

Dual expanding truss rod

 

Give me this bass in passive and I am a happy man.

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