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Unread 11-29-2005, 08:18 PM   #1
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I need a bass

Ok, I need a bass for church now. Next year all our bass players are heading off to collage ("sigh", your mom goes to collage). So my question is: Is there such thing as a (at least semi-good) bass that is less than 200 bucks? It doesn't have to be good, I am a guitarist, not a bassist so I won't be able to tell the difference beetween a good or bad bass. If not, then I will probably just spend more for an OLP.

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Unread 11-29-2005, 09:21 PM   #2
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OLP definitely makes a good product.

You might also be able to find a used Fender Standard in that price range.

and there's always www.rondomusic.net
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Unread 11-29-2005, 10:44 PM   #3
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Doesn't take much guitarist power to tell a good from a bad bass. Besides after you play it a while, you'll be able to tell. Rondo has good basses. A used Fender Standard would be great. I personally like J-Basses. If I were you, I'd at least decide if I like Jazz or Precision (or other) type basses.
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Unread 11-30-2005, 04:42 AM   #4
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check www.craigslist.org !!! My Bro picked up a good used Ibanez for less than 100 bucks!!!
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Unread 11-30-2005, 10:27 AM   #5
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Try an Arbor. Seen them at Musicians friend for around 150. I've had one as a spare for a couple of years, Never had a problem.
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Unread 11-30-2005, 04:14 PM   #6
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I am with you Rainer, I like j basses better also. My friend has a fender american. Great stuff.
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Unread 11-30-2005, 04:16 PM   #7
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instead of starting a new thread, I will ask this hear. Are frettless basses harder to play, and how does it alter the sound?
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Unread 11-30-2005, 07:57 PM   #8
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Ah, fretlesses. They are harder to get used to, as you need a better finger for intonation. They sound very different, hmm, not quite sure how to explain it. I'd advise beginners to get fretted ones, but fretless is an interesting route to go.
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