Need a Bass AND amp - $1000 limit

Discussion in 'Bass Area; The Bottom Line' started by electronpirate, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. electronpirate

    electronpirate Member

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    I'm a guitarist, Keys, and Vocals kind of guy, but years ago, I did play alot of Bass.

    I'm looking to get back into it, as Guitarists are a dime a dozen these days, and I'm not interested in being a 'frontman'.

    I need a Bass and Amp. I'm smaller, so would like a bass that maybe is not TOO huge, but pretty good quality. An amp that works as a practice amp (decent wattage, etc) , with a line-out for live work.

    Suggestions?

    I've looked at:
    Ibanez - Actually liked them. Played better and was smoother than bigger names.
    Fender - Seemed a little wider fret-wise than my fingers wanted to play. I could adjust, but why?

    Ron
     
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    dave s Member

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    sent you a PM.

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    Question:

    Should I spend more on the Bass, or the Amp? My impulse is to get a decent playing Bass for cheaper, and get spendy on maybe one of the Ampeg's...

    Opinions?
     
  5. tkozal

    tkozal Supporting Member

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    Get a 500 or 400 dollar combo, SWR, GK, etc...try what you like. Avoid Behringer and stuff like that.

    Then spend 500-600 on the bass, that should get you a good GL Tribute, a really nice Ibby, a MIM Fender, maybe a CIJ Fender used, maybe a Yamaha.

    Screw ampeg (sorry, not a fan anymore, played too many crappy 15 inch combos)). I find Peaveys and Fenders in that price range to be too "farty".
     
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    Or a really nice used Guild Pilot - terrific bang/buck there, especially with the active EMG P/J setup. "Whippin' fast neck" as Brad Houser said when he checked out my old fretless Pilot [which I stupidly let go - oy]).
     

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