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  1. Hi folks, I'm keen to get your opinion on a good quality bass for a 'beginner' (well, I used to play bass over 10 years ago, so I class myself as an 'old newbie'!). I want something for home audio use, so ideally with passive pickups. Musically, the styles I'll be playing on it are dub / drum 'n' bass, some ska and occasionally rock/metal, so quite varied I suppose. I used to like playing around with distortion and wah pedals back in the day (Cliff Burton style!); not sure if that helps paints a picture of what I'm looking for, but heh. My budget is no more £200 tops (so yeah, I can't quite stretch to a Rickenbacker 4001!). At present, I'm considering either the Ibanez GSR200 or Squier Affinity P-Bass. Both retail at around the £180 mark new, and both seem to score highly in online reviews. Trouble is, I can't for the life of me decide on which one to buy! If anyone has an advice or suggestions here, they'd be greatly appreciated. Also, if you know of other makes/models that seem to fit what I'm looking for, then please make suggestions. Many thanks in advance. PS: cheers to whoever wrote the sticky thread on 'buying your first bass' (or whatever it's called) - very useful.
  2. ^ Cheers for the quick replies! Either of these suggestions look ideal for me... I'm not planning on splashing the cash for a month or so (currently just scoping out the options), so what I might do is post here again when I have a list of basses that I'm considering, to get your opinions on which would be the best buy. In the meantime, thanks again for feedback - appreciated.
  3. Hi folks, New here - my first post in fact! I used to play an electric bass more than 10 years ago, so I'm VERY out of touch with the scene... I'm now back into music production (as a hobby; not professionally) and am looking to buy an electro-acoustic bass for use at home. Why an electro-acoustic? Firstly, because I've always wanted one! (I love the sound). And secondly, because I don't intend on buying an amplifier - I simply want something I can pluck away at with without harassing the neighbours too much; and also something I can plug-in to my computer for recording audio from time to time. My budget is very limited - around £200, yeah, I know - not much to play with! So I'm almost certainly going to be looking at the second hand market. Hence, what I'm looking for are any recommendations you folks might have for a reasonable quality electro-acoustic bass; something I'm likely to find second hand (e.g. on ebay) and that isn't simply cheap because it's rubbish. I've already read the very useful sticky about basses for beginners, but it doesn't cover electro-acoustic guitars, which I'm posting here. Any advice gratefully received. Cheers.
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