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sanjo
06-25-2006, 10:32 PM
im getting my first bass

i have 2 choices theyre exactly the same except 1 of them has 24 frets and the other is fretless!

which is better 4 a beginner?

and wht is the difference and advantages froma fretless 2 a 24 fret bass?

and the brand is rogue? is that good?

Sinister
06-25-2006, 10:37 PM
all I can tell you is that fretless string instruments are a lot harder to get the notes right since there's nothing to tell you where you gotta put your finger, unless there are fretmarks painted on. I'm not a bass player, it's just my two cents.

Professor Chaos
06-25-2006, 10:37 PM
Get the fretted. Unless the fretless is marked, and you want to play jazzy stuff.
I have both a fretted, and a fretless. On a fretless, if your fingers are even slightly off, it'll sound bad.

sanjo
06-25-2006, 10:40 PM
ok so a fretted bass

but would a starter kit be better?

Sinister
06-25-2006, 10:45 PM
most likely. cheap stuff sounds like shit, but

it doesnt matter for a beginner because pro stuff sounds like shit too if your technique sucks
usually you can still learn all the technical stuff on a starter kit.

coke_a_holic
06-25-2006, 10:48 PM
If you can, get a Squier bass, those are relatively okay basses and they're pretty cheap too. Don't bother with the starter pack, it probably costs a lot more just for things you won't even use. Just get the bass, a small practice amp, a strap, and possibly a monstrously thick pick for when you want to play something with a pick out of laziness. BE SURE TO GET AN INSTRUCTOR! They're very helpful in learning everything you need to know.

Professor Chaos
06-25-2006, 10:49 PM
If you're going to take bass playing serious, I'd recommend NOT getting a starter kit. The instruments are built horribly, mine barely lasted a few months. But if you're low on money, you might as well get it. But plan on upgrading your equipment in the near future.

sanjo
06-25-2006, 10:58 PM
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/compare?g=bass&base_pid=519284&base_pid=513446&base_pid=512175&base_pid=519296&base_pid=517236



those are my choices since im low on "dinero"..

what do you guys think?

coke_a_holic
06-25-2006, 11:03 PM
Don't bother with the starter pack. Get these (only get them used if possible):

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Affinity-Series-P-Bass?sku=510424

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-MAX-126-Bass-Practice-Combo?sku=481459

Or something similar. I don't know my bass amps very well, but that one was rated highly and is very cheap.

sanjo
06-25-2006, 11:16 PM
are you recommending the squier bass cause you know basses well or casuse you think its ok?"

coke_a_holic
06-25-2006, 11:27 PM
I know basses well enough to know that a Squier is built like a baseball bat, sounds nice compared to other starter basses, and doesn't cost much.

StayInTheHouseCarl
06-25-2006, 11:32 PM
i started off with the ibanez starter pack years ago...but it was more to save my mom money, than for my own choice, because she didnt have a lot of money.

buying everything seperately can get you (most times) better quality items. it costs a bit more, but its worth it.

i went from that bass, to a Music Man SUB bass. it has a great sound, its a great instrument, at a more affordable price than the Stingray.

opivy21
06-25-2006, 11:41 PM
I play bass on the side, and I have a Squier P-Bass like coke-a-holic reccomended. I know almost nothing about bass, but it feels nice to me and it's probably a good deal for a starter. I wouldn't definitely start there and see how serious you are before you get anything nicer.

sanjo
06-25-2006, 11:41 PM
so that squier requiers u 2 get a cable, strap and amp?
damn

coke_a_holic
06-25-2006, 11:48 PM
I personally am going to be getting a Jazz bass, but the P-Bass is better for the music you're probably gonna want to play. Also, it doesn't cost much, the guy who's helping you at the store will help you out.

EDIT: Obviously... I can't think tonight.

opivy21
06-25-2006, 11:49 PM
so that squier requiers u 2 get a cable, strap and amp?
damn
These aren't hard things to find.

rob_5000x1
06-25-2006, 11:57 PM
im a slightly educated musician so ill put my thoughts in on this. get fretted definetly if ur just starting.

Fly White Guy
07-07-2006, 11:56 AM
I'd got a fretted when I started and it was good, but it was a shitty silvertone, and after a while the tuning knobs started breaking, and the volume knob fucked up, and after a long time, I got an Ibanez GSR 100, and I've had no problems with it yet.

DeAtHsTaR
08-04-2006, 09:18 PM
I know basses well enough to know that a Squier is built like a baseball bat, sounds nice compared to other starter basses, and doesn't cost much.
I concur. I thought they were shitty, but I played one at Guitar Center in Medford a few days ago and it didn't sound half bad.