‘Ideal 1st bass’
’Would suit beginner’
These phrases and more are often used to describe a sub £300 instrument. If you think about it, the ideal beginners bass would be a nicely set up Fodera, not a Squier Affinity P-bass. Not very practical, I grant you but I know which one I would have preferred during my ‘beginners’ phase.
You often see the phrase on a sale listing, ‘Would suit beginner’ or ‘suitable as backup to the pro or semi-pro’. Quality control on ‘affordable’ instruments, as I believe they should be referred to, is a lot higher than when I was a noobie. CNC machinery is capable of churning out identical guitars all day (and night) consistently.
Those that have seen the thread know that I recently, unknowingly, bought a Harley Benton JB75. The brand name had been removed and the headstock reshaped to my hide it’s identity but the Basschat detectives saw through the smoke screen.
I have to admit that I have fallen in love with it. I have owned CIJ P-Bass. P-Mexican, JV Squier, SQ Squier in the past and I would happily stack the Harley against them all