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Guitarist turned bassist. Help choosing a bass

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1 hour ago, binky_bass said:

Get a 6 string bass. You'll thank me later. 😁👌

Or possibly kill you :P

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Both used. Squier CV made in China _ jazz or p _ or a G&L Tribute L2000. Jobs a good un.

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I've had a Squier VM Jazz 70 for the past 4 years or so and it's the best quality instrument I've ever owned. A real workhorse that would stand up to gigging and travelling, at a really great price (especially used).

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1 hour ago, Rikki_Sixx said:

I've had a Squier VM Jazz 70 for the past 4 years or so and it's the best quality instrument I've ever owned. A real workhorse that would stand up to gigging and travelling, at a really great price (especially used).

I'm in Exeter at the moment and went to two quality music stores, recommend them for choices and got to play through a fender rumble and Mark bass. 

My decision is squire jass, cv or vm, in white, possibly burst. I love the tone and feel and I can always take off some of the lacquer. 

Now it's off to find one. Thanks guys for suggestions and help

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On 18/07/2019 at 21:16, Geek99 said:

I think you’ll find @Norris uses one of these. Perhaps he will add his £0.02

Absolutely. My Indonesian Squier P-bass Special has been my main gigging bass for the last 3 or 4 years. Upgraded with a set of SD quarter pounders, a Kiogon loom with series/parallel switch and a Hipshot drop tuner. The P-bass Special has a jazz neck, and mine's like a matchstick. The expensive basses stay at home 

Ignore the name on the headstock. Find a bass that feels and sounds right to you 

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On 18/07/2019 at 20:57, Friskydingo said:

There’s an identical pj on reverb right now that I’m watching for about £270 and I thought of taking the plunge.

my favourite bassists use squire precision (Scott shiflett and Matt Freeman)

If you want to get a similar sound to matt Freeman you may want to consider what album you like the sound of, he's been known to use jazz's and precisions. 

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And so it's begun...

Just purchased Squier Jazz Vintage Modified in white. 

Thanks everyone for your help, amp and pedal suggestions next. But that's it. I swear 

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13 minutes ago, Friskydingo said:

And so it's begun...

Just purchased Squier Jazz Vintage Modified in white. 

Thanks everyone for your help, amp and pedal suggestions next. But that's it. I swear 

As you’re a new member, you might not be aware of one of our rules...

 

:useless:

 

No photos, didn’t happen 😉.

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1 minute ago, Friskydingo said:

I'll compromise and change the scratch plate 👍

Nice. 👍 Best to check what colour scratch plate the SWB has first. 😉

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On 18/07/2019 at 13:33, Friskydingo said:

I have played a vm jazz but not cv yet. I also played a sub ray4 which I also liked. Being in Ipswich I have to travel to find a good selection. 

 

Peach Guitars in Colchester have a pretty good selection these days.

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1 hour ago, pete.young said:

Peach Guitars in Colchester have a pretty good selection these days.

Which is where I went. They have a huge collection from budget to the ridiculous. Sometimes not the cheapest but I can spend hours there

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On 21/07/2019 at 15:59, Friskydingo said:

I'll compromise and change the scratch plate 👍

I have some lovely celluloid tort if you want it. 

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