Bought an electric bass Friday
I filled in for our bass player one night twenty-five years ago and after thinking it over for a few decades have decided to give it a go. It is amazing how many nice basses can be had for under $200 now a days. Our fellow forumite Jason (clovisc) recommended the Hondo offering highly and I've seen many others, including the $120 '92 MIM Fender P bass at the local pawn shop. I ended up spending $300 for a bass with 5 piece maple and wenge through-body neck, solid flame maple wings (body), beautifully finished rosewood fretboard with offset abalone dots, matching Hipshot tuners, brass nut, brass bridge, knobs and strap buttons and Bartolini Mark 1 pickups and 3 way preamp. The identical bass was just offerred on ebay and closed without getting the $300 starting bid.
That same pawn shop provided me with a Peavey TKO 115 bass amp for $38, which is about fifty cents a pound.
Last edited by Sequimite; 06-18-2012 at 05:24 PM.
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- William James, from The Will to Believe, a guest lecture at Yale University in 1897