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Unread 08-26-2010, 09:52 AM   #1
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what to get for a cheap practice bass

hey all i'm looking into basses too... i want to get some cheap practice kind of deal,

so whats a good bass guitar to get that works and sounds ok with a budget of $150.00 just something for me to diddle with and learn beatles tunes.

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Depends on what you want...for $150 I'd probably shoot for a used Squier Precision Special.
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Rondo has very good basses for the money. I've owned a few. Very good basses to mod also.
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SX URSA 2 JR RN 3TS at RondoMusic.com
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Unread 08-26-2010, 10:38 AM   #4
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nice i thnk i'm gonna head to GC to take a look at some, see if they have any used too.
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I second the Rondo. Though Squier would work, too. By build quality, I'm pretty sure the same folks make both, and make Rogue, too.
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my friend has a rouge, it's pretty cool, so it's not gonna be a huge deal to get a descent cheap bass.
also i can just use my regular amp that i have for bass right, i know they make bass amps, but using a regular one won't hurt nothing will it???

ROSCOE do you have any basses for sale at the moment, i know you were selling a few??
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It won't hurt the amp, just be wary about blowing the speaker if you crank it too much.
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ok so keep it at a good level about half ?? thats about where i keep my guitar.
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ok so keep it at a good level about half ?? thats about where i keep my guitar.
Use your ears. If the speaker sounds like it's farting out, you've gone too far.
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ok cool, i generally don't turn my amp up that much with any guitar. so i;ll just use this one until i get a real bass amp.
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I'm going to also say Rondo, or if you can find a used Squier Classic Vibe or Vintage Modified bass, grab one of them. Generally I tell people to stay away from Squier, but their CV and VM series are great.
...or if you can round up a bit of extra money I'd sell you my Peavey T-20 for $300 (canadian) *cough cough*

And the amp, as has been said just use your ears. You should be able to tell if you're going to bust something.I actually really like the sound of basses played through guitar amps a lot of the time, if it's a nice tube amp. Solid state isn't as great but the amp isn't in danger, just the speaker.
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Unread 08-26-2010, 12:20 PM   #12
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where can i find rondo, do they sell them at guitar center.

sorry dude $300 is far past my budget i was lucky to get $150
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where can i find rondo, do they sell them at guitar center.

sorry dude $300 is far past my budget i was lucky to get $150
The SX basses are sold exclusively through the Rondo website.
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ROSCOE do you have any basses for sale at the moment, i know you were selling a few??


Both basses in the pic are for sale. The white is the better of the two although there is nothing wrong with either as far a playing them. The blonde has some cosmetic booboo's on the front.
I would settle for $150 + shipping for either.

I still recommend the SX's from Rondo though. Both of the basses in the pics have SX parts on them. The white one is nearly all SX although the body is from a 6 string guitar. I have a gig bag for the white one also.
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Not trying to kill your sale roscoe, but something to consider josey is whether you want a short-scale (30" scale) or full scale (34" scale) bass. I know a lot of guitarists that pick up short scale basses because they're more similar to guitars, but because I learned on a full scale bass I've never been comfortable with them.
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