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Old 02-10-2016, 09:10 PM   #21
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I know there are some great tips and suggestions in here already. I have a Squier Jaguar Bass that I'll probably never part with. I'm no expert on bass guitars (or any guitars for that matter), but for my money, it's a quality piece of wood and steel. I just love the feel of a Jaguar body, it's a very ergonomic body design.
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Old 02-11-2016, 12:22 PM   #22
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Regarding the bass amp, I have a Roland KC 300 Keyboard amp. It's 100 watts and is a 12" speaker and is pretty powerful. Would I be able to use a bass guitar with that rather than purchasing a new bass amp? If I can just use what I already have, that would be better. I doubt I would be really adding many effects to the bass, if at all, and I don't really have anymore room for another amp.
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Old 02-11-2016, 01:56 PM   #23
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Yes, you could use this as a Bass amp. Just be sure not to crank it up using the Bass. I've read that the horn has a tendency to crap out at high volumes.

Leave your EQ neutral and adjust as needed at first.
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+1 on the Yamaha here, I got an RBX170 at GC new for $129 and its built like a tank and sounds fine to my ear.
I don't own one but I've really liked every one I've tried.
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Old 02-12-2016, 04:50 PM   #25
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Has anyone actually bought the Ibanez online without trying it in a store in person? Is that recommended at all if it has a return/ cooling off period?

I don't see any guitar shops near me that seem to stock this in order for me to try it out.
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Old 04-15-2016, 05:44 AM   #26
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Ill suggest a P/J configuration, they offer more range of sounds and just sound good.

A squier bass would be great to start on, or an ibanez, basically the normal brands you see recommended for guitar offer a bass that is also recommended. I would suggest trying to get your hands on that model and see if it suits you. The necks on basses can be less forgiving of comfort than a guitars neck.

Over all I pick a bass the same way I do a guitar. Find it, play it, ask questions, then buy it. In the end you are different from all of us, you might completely hate that ibanez or a squier or even a Warwick, you just have to play them and see.
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Old 06-15-2016, 02:30 PM   #27
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Does anyone know anything about the Ibanez TMB100-BK Talman Bass (Black)? Is it a higher or lower spec model than the Ibanez GSR200-BK (Black)? Which one is the better model? The Talman TMB100-BK seems to have a pick guard whereas the GSR200 doesn't.

Anyone know about this?

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Old 06-16-2016, 12:49 AM   #28
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I recently picked my bass again after around 20years of it gathering dust.
I used to play bass in the early days and still kept my bass.I bought it used in 1993 in a local shop for 75(it was about a 20 year old bass when i got it so its maybe 40 year old bass now).I have repainted it since then,something i wish i hadnt done but recently i gave it a full overhaul and its still the best bass ive played even though its a p bass copy with no name.Heres a photo of me with said bass circa 1995
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Now...im not a rep for this brand of guitar but based on personal experience as i own one of this firms guitars,try the vintage brand of bass guitar. They will be pretty cheap to buy but if they are as good as their guitars,should be of a high standard
http://www.jhs.co.uk/vintage-bass-guitars/
Another brand I have seen,and,i really like the look of them is Retrovibe bass guitars,especially their rickenbacker copy
http://www.retrovibe.co.uk/vantage/black.html
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I would definetley research "Vintage" bass guitars as their electric guitars are very high standard equipment for very little money and I would expect their basses to be of the same standard
And if your intrested,heres a short vid of me on my 40 year old un named bass.I have even had it pulled to bits to find a brand name on this thing but zero.Doesent even say a country of origin
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:32 PM   #29
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Regarding the bass amp, I have a Roland KC 300 Keyboard amp. It's 100 watts and is a 12" speaker and is pretty powerful. Would I be able to use a bass guitar with that rather than purchasing a new bass amp? If I can just use what I already have, that would be better. I doubt I would be really adding many effects to the bass, if at all, and I don't really have anymore room for another amp.
You could use a Behringer BDI21 with your keyboard amp! I got mine for $29.99 through Sweetwater. But I'm not a bass player, so I am not qualified to give you the best advice.

I have been wanting a bass to noodle on. One day I went into a GC and found a $59.99 cheapo Lyon 5-string bass. I plugged it into a Gallien Krueger and that cheap bass sounded awesome! When I got home and plugged it into my PA, it didn't sound nice. I found out about the Behringer BDI21bass amp simulator and thought it would be better than a costlier bass amp. It is only $29.99 at Sweetwater. When I got it, I was very pleased! It niw sounds close that Gallien that I tries my cheapo bass on.
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Old 06-28-2016, 05:02 PM   #30
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Hm I don't think bass guitar or guitars in general need to be fancy, not until you can play well and it's about the sound

I've got myself a no name bass and was pretty happy so far. Also I've heard Ibanez basses are great to start with. Easy to play.
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