xreporter2004, on 22 December 2010 - 06:51 PM, said:
Everything I read so far were really helpful. I used to play guitar a few years ago and i have an acoustic bass as well but I haven't played for a few years and I want to buy an electric bass and start from the beginning again.
I've done a lot of research on basses on the internet but I haven't been in a shop yet ( which i will do soon).
My budget is 200 pounds. Any recommendations for a new or used bass.
I've also seen a few interesting models :
Tanglewood 4PB/4 ST
Ibanez GSR180, GSR 200JB, RBX170
Peavy millenium 4BXP
Washburn T14 CG,XB 120TR
If you have any knowledge on these instruments please make a comment or please tell me your thoughts.
I used to play a Yamaha RBX and it was a fantastic bass, lots of tonal options because of the pickup configuration and it was nice to play standing (because of it's low weight) and seated. I remember the neck was really chunky so really felt like you were holding onto something. These basses come up on e-bay all the time at good prices and you can't really go wrong.
But DEFINITELY try before you buy, it's all down to how it feels.
I tried a more expensive Yam RBX 4A2 (i wanted to see how Yamaha had progressed since i stopped playing Yam's) and it was a horrible bass, really flimsy and plastic feeling. For some this bass may be brilliant but it's lost the appeal for me that the RBX i had had in buckets.
By the way i've still got my Yamaha, had it for 16 years and it's still lovely sounding.
Rock, Pop, Jazz, Funk, Reggae... can't play any of it.
2007 Squier VM Jazz Bass (Louise)
Jim Deacon 'Bitsa' bass in Sparkly Pink
Yamaha RBX flame-top
Harley Benton EUB
Mark Bass CMD 121 combo