I want a new bass guitar
Posted 16 May 2009 - 02:12 PM
Posted 16 May 2009 - 06:28 PM
Posted 16 May 2009 - 06:52 PM
You can get a Fender Precision bass for that much. But I'd go for the Jazz. The P-Bass sucks, or at least mine does.
P-Bass' are typical Rock bass guitars. J-Bass' are a little bit more varied in tonal possibilities, but are still a more typical rock bass.
A 24-fret Fender Jazz bass on sale for $500. The 24-frets will be good for free-form jazz and possibly some Latin music while its still J-Bass, so it'll be fantastic for rock. (I'm not too familiar with Gospel music, so I can't comment). Its on sale, don't know for how long, but its a nice guitar, I've played a couple and they have a pretty nice action.
Posted 16 May 2009 - 11:23 PM
Posted 18 May 2009 - 02:43 AM
Posted 18 May 2009 - 03:45 PM
Posted 18 May 2009 - 05:02 PM
Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:55 PM
Thanks for the replys. I was in Meijer's( in Hanover PA) and tried out the Fender Standard Jazz Bass. Not a huge fan. It was on the heavy side. I actually tried out a Ibanez SR 405. Damn it was light. Maybe it was the amp I had it hooked up to, but all the basses sounded muffled. I'll be in NYC. I'll hop into a Sam Ash and hopefully get better service there.
There are a couple of other guitar stores on 48th St too, next door and across the street from Sam Ash. They may be worth checking out. Also, the Guitar Center on 14th St is worth looking into as well. Just for fun, check out Matt Umanov guitars down on Bleeker St - Beautiful vintage Fenders and Martins.
Posted 19 May 2009 - 03:08 AM
Posted 19 May 2009 - 03:34 AM
Posted 19 May 2009 - 08:40 AM
As for Yamaha's, they have some pretty nice starter stuff. My cousin has a Yamaha Strat that is really nice. I've never tried any basses from them, so let me know what you think.
BackinBlack had a good idea with the Schecter as well. They're fancy guitars for a great price.