The Best Bass Guitars In Today’s Market! What Makes a Good Sounding Instrument?

Last Updated: Apr-05-2018
This huge article encompasses all bass categories from premium acoustic to budget electric – and a lot has changed in the last few months. We said goodbye to several models which had become difficult to find, including the Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-IV and Cort’s Jeff Berlin Series Rithimic. However, we added a huge range of newer models, including several affordable basses such as the Ibanez Talman TMB100 and the Orange O-Bass, and some cool premium models like Yamaha’s BB734A and the Ibanez SR800. We added some acoustic bass models including the Martin BCPA4 and some 5-string options such as Ibanez’s SRFF805 and the Yamaha TRBX605. Check out the rest below!

Whether you’ve got a grand in your pocket and are looking to upgrade to something more premium, or are trying to find a cost effective first bass guitar on which to practice your slapping, we’ve got you covered!

Choosing a bass isn’t easy, especially as manufacturers get better at producing great instruments at lower prices – the choice out there is astounding.

However, at GuitarFella we’ve tried and tested some of the best basses on the market today and sorted them into convenient categories, so you can quickly find the right one you, depending on your budget, skills, and tastes.

Top 10 Bass Guitars That We Recommend

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+ - Fender Deluxe P-Bass Special Fender Deluxe P-Bass Special

Total of 4.78/5  

Versatile and toneful – a modern classic from Fender.

+ - Yamaha BB734A Yamaha BB734A

Total of 4.85/5  

Pro-levels of versatility with this delightful high-end bass.

+ - Ibanez SRFF805 Ibanez SRFF805

Total of 4.92/5  

A boutique-style 5-string bass with huge tonal variety.

+ - Yamaha TRBX 304 Yamaha TRBX 304

Total of 4.92/5  

A solid 4-string active bass from Yamaha’s respected TRBX collection.

+ - G&L Tribute JB2 G&L Tribute JB2

Total of 4.92/5  

An innovative bass inspired by none other than Leo Fender.

+ - Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. Series Ray4 Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. Series Ray4

Total of 4.88/5  

An affordable bass with real StingRay style!

+ - Yamaha BB234 Yamaha BB234

Total of 4.78/5  

A modern upgraded BB model that will suit most budgets.

+ - Martin BCPA4 Electro-Acoustic Bass Martin BCPA4 Electro-Acoustic Bass

Total of 4.80/5  

Top of the class for this electro-acoustic bass from Martin.

+ - Ibanez Talman TMB100 Ibanez Talman TMB100

Total of 4.80/5  

A vintage-inspired Ibanez model with huge tone.

+ - Davison Full Size Electric Bass Starter Pack Davison Full Size Electric Bass Starter Pack

Total of 4.10/5  

No frills, no fuss, but plenty of value with this budget starter pack!

Fender Deluxe P-Bass Special

Fender Deluxe P-Bass Special

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If you’re going premium, and the price tag is not important, you can’t go wrong with this wonderful Deluxe Active from Fender. Retailing at under $1000, this instrument is one of the best on the market. With classic Fender styling, there’s a solid alder P Bass body with an easy to play satin-finished modern C-shaped maple Jazz neck – making one hell of a hybrid. As for sound and control, this is as versatile as its build, with two toneful vintage noiseless pickups – a Jazz Bass pickup at the bridge, with a Precision Bass pickup in the middle. With advanced controls, this axe is perfect for quickly changing between styles on stage or in the studio. Check out the full review for more information.

Yamaha BB734A

Yamaha BB734A

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Yamaha’s BB Series is one of the most famous bass collections around and the higher-end BB734A is well-worthy of its time in the spotlight. One of the biggest draws to this bass, and why it places so highly in this top ten chart, is its versatility – it’s huge! This tonal flexibility is largely down to the two YGD Custom V7 pickups, which come with a variety of tone controls including 3-band EQ and the choice to switch between active and passive circuits for all kinds of sound. The build, fit and finish is equally impressive, with a very comfortable and stylish alder/maple body and a smooth five-piece maple/mahogany neck. You can read more about this awesome bass in our full Yamaha BB734A review.

Ibanez SRFF805

Ibanez SRFF805

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The only 5-string bass guitar to make this chart is the superb high-end SRFF805 from Ibanez, offering an unusual and unique boutique style that’s incredibly appealing. The body is made from solid ash with a choice of two cool finishes – Walnut or Black Stain – and a five-piece jatoba/bubinga neck with 24 fanned frets for a versatile playing experience. As well as being a premium performer in style and build, it sounds pretty perfect too, thanks to the duo of Bartolini BH1 pickups. Controls are extensive and include 3-band EQ and EQ bypass switch among others to give bassists huge control over their sound – as we mention in the full review. For the serious performer, the SRFF805 is a real winner.

Yamaha TRBX 304

Yamaha TRBX 304

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Another beautiful Yamaha 4-string bass to make this list is the TRBX304, which is a considerable step down in price compared to the basses above, but one that still impresses for beginners and performers on more of a budget. The TRBX304 shows off the familiar design that stretches across the entire TRBX range, with a well-contoured double cutaway body made of solid mahogany and finished in a range of vibrant colors. As we highlight in the full review of the TRBX304, this model comes with two M3 ceramic humbuckers with an active circuit for bold, punchy modern tones, although it’s very flexible in terms of sound shaping thanks to the myriad of controls.

G&L Tribute JB2

G&L Tribute JB2

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One of the lesser seen brands on our pages is G&L, but their Tribute JB2 was just too good to miss. This model is inspired by the innovation of Leo Fender, who was a co-founder of the company. The highlight of this simple sub-$500 bass is undoubtedly the electronics, which deliver a sound that’s very similar to some of Fender’s early 60s tones. However, there’s more to this bass – as we highlight in the full review. It features a very clean design with a solid swamp ash body and sleek hard-rock maple neck, with great components that make it extremely reliable. With all this design, playability and tone, you’ll agree the G&L Tribute JB2 is a real steal!

Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. Series Ray4

Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. Series Ray4

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Music Man’s StingRay is a true bass icon, but not all of us can afford a genuine one – which is why we love the affordable Ray4 from Sterling. This licensed model takes huge inspiration from the original, with a comfortable double-cutaway basswood body finished in a variety of color choices and sporting the distinctive oval pickguard. It makes a great bass for beginners due to the simplicity of the single humbucker in the bridge position, although it certainly doesn’t skimp on tone or versatility, with 2-band active EQ. The price, at under three hundred bucks, will also appeal to anyone looking for a solid 4-string performer. The full review of the Ray4 has more on this cool model.

Yamaha BB234

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What’s that? Another BB Series bass in this top ten chart? That’s right, although at under $300, the Yamaha BB234 is significantly cheaper than the BB734A above. However, it still proves an excellent bass in style, playability and sound, making it perfect for beginners or experienced bassists looking to add a new tone to their collection. This model, like much of the series, sees several improvements including a new smaller body size for a more comfortable playing experience. The body still features the celebrated and relaxed BB body shape made from solid alder, with a bolt-on maple neck featuring a new thinner profile. Want more on the versatile Yamaha BB234? Be sure to read the full review.

Martin BCPA4 Electro-Acoustic Bass

Martin BCPA4 Electro-Acoustic Bass

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While we have a page dedicated to acoustic bass guitars we couldn’t leave out Martin’s BCPA4, which sets the standard for high-end acoustic bass guitars. It’s not a cheap instrument, but it certainly delivers on quality in all aspects and is targeted at professionals and serious musicians more than the casual bassist. It features a clean and simple design with a 34” scale length jumbo body made from solid Sitka spruce (top) and laminated sapele (back and sides). For reliable performances it’s loaded with a quality Fishman F1 Analog pickup/preamp system with simple onboard controls for a natural replication of the instrument’s rich acoustic tone. Hard to fault anything on this solid American-made acoustic bass, as we highlight in the complete BCPA4 breakdown.

Ibanez Talman TMB100

Ibanez Talman TMB100

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Sometimes a cheap guitar arrives and blows us away – and the Talman TMB100 from Ibanez is certainly one of those. Even though it’s under $200, it sports a style, performance and tone that suggests it won’t be at this price for long. It exhibits the classic relaxed Talman curves, with a body made from mahogany and several cool retro finishes to choose from. The neck is typical Ibanez, made from maple with a chunky comfortable profile and 22 medium frets. We go into more detail of the tone in the full Talman TMB100 review, but it’s equipped with a two Dynamix pickups in a P/J configuration, with simple controls and reliable hardware. Not bad for under two hundred bucks!

Davison Full Size Electric Bass Starter Pack

Davison Full Size Electric Bass Starter Pack

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Compared to every other model on this page, the bass you get in this Davison starter pack is a big step down in terms of quality, style and tone, but it’s still a very playable model with a decent sound. Best of all, it comes with all the bass accessories you need – including an amplifier – for under $100! Suddenly, it’s looking like a pretty good deal! As we highlight in the full review of this Davison pack, the bundle offers a basic but functional 22-fret bass with simple electronics and controls to make it easy for a beginner. The amp isn’t anything special, but it gives you a voice straight from the box and includes a strap, lead and basic gig bag. Everything you need to start playing.

Whatever your budget, good electric bass guitars are available in every price bracket – you just have to know what to look for and which will best suit your style of playing.

There’s plenty more to talk about, including what makes a good bass and where to find it, but we’ll discuss this in more depth soon. First, we have prepared some brief reviews of the best basses in their individual classes on the market today.

The Different Categories

Under $1000:

Schecter Hellraiser Extreme-4

Schecter Hellraiser Extreme-4

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Anyone who’s familiar with Schecter will know this brand always releases a good-looking instrument – and the Hellraiser Extreme-4 is no different, oozing a classy premium metal style. It features a mahogany body with a striking quilted maple top finished in a distinctive Crimson Red Burst. It feels worth the cash for looks alone, but its aesthetics are matched by performance. There’s a very fast multi-ply maple/walnut neck with a solid ebony fretboard featuring an easy-to-play thin C shape. As for electronics, it comes with two excellent EMG 35TW pickups as standard, which can be used as single-coils or humbuckers. Throw in active 3-band EQ and you have yourself a very versatile high-end bass – we go into more detail in the full review.

Ibanez SR800

Ibanez SR800

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Another real treat for those who love something different is the SR800 from Ibanez. Taking center stage is undoubtedly the striking body design – a lightweight and curvaceous double cutaway made from solid mahogany with an outstanding top of exotic poplar burl finished in either Black Ice or Aged Whisky Burst. As we mention in the full review of the SR800, it’s a such a nice bass to hold and play, with a great feel along the smooth and sturdy five-piece jatoba/bubinga neck. Don’t forget the electronics, which are just as high-end – the SR800 is loaded with two Bartolini MK1 passive pickups, with custom 3-band EQ. Great for heavy metal and rock, but just as solid for softer style.

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Orange O-Bass

Orange O-Bass

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If vintage is what you’re looking for and $500 is the limit of your budget, you won’t go far wrong with this O-Bass from Orange. Even though the British brand is famous for its amplifiers, Orange can certainly make a good musical instrument, as the O-Bass – covered in full here – proves. Oozing groovy late sixties vibes, it has a Les Paul-esque solid okoume single-cutaway body finished in a choice of three retro paint jobs. It’s built for the stage with a lightweight construction and fast-playing maple neck, while the electronics are also performance-worthy, if simple – just a single custom-wound split-coil humbucker in the middle position, which gives plenty of power and a good vintage growl.

Squier Deluxe Active Jazz Bass IV

Squier Deluxe Active Jazz Bass IV

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If you are looking for something a little more contemporary in sound but with a timeless vintage style, Squier’s Deluxe Active Jazz Bass IV is a smart choice. This model promises a ‘modern tone with unbeatable value’, which comes from the pair of Single-Coil Jazz Bass pickups with versatile controls including a Slap Switch. The body is simple in design and takes inspiration from years of Fender Jazz Basses, with a smooth double-cutaway body made from basswood and a 20-fret C-shaped maple neck. A great bass for both beginners through to experienced bassists, and it’s a very popular for good reason – it delivers on its promises. Check out the full review for all the details.

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Gretsch G2220 Junior Jet II

Gretsch G2220 Junior Jet II

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Here we have a sub-$300 option that doesn’t look like a sub-$300 bass! The G2220 Junior Jet II – from vintage masters Gretsch – displays a unique but elegant retro style, with the well-known Jet body shape made from basswood and finished in a classy black gloss. Interestingly, this instrument has a short-scale maple neck (30.3” scale length) which makes it a smart choice for smaller-handed players as well as beginners, although experienced performers would happily have some fun on this lightweight beauty. As for sound, it’s voiced by two decent mini humbuckers that provide a natural tone with good warmth and clarity. There’s more on the G2220 Junior Jet II in the full review.

Jackson JS2

Jackson JS2

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Whereas brands like Gretsch and Orange have provided this list with some retro charm, it’s Jackson that dials up the gain and delivers an affordable bass with hard-hitting metal style. Coming in either black or white finishes, the JS2 is a 4-string bass with attitude, showing off a comfortable double-cutaway poplar body which is typical of Jackson. The neck is a highlight, again showing off why Jackson is so popular in the fast-rock market – made of maple it features a slim profile with a rosewood fretboard, featuring a compound radius, 24 jumbo frets and distinctive sharkfin inlays. As we mention in the complete JS2 review, the dual Jackson-designed high-output humbuckers deliver a powerful tone with plenty of aggression.

Budget Models Under $200:

Ibanez GSR200

Ibanez GSR200

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For many people, spending a huge amount of money on a bass guitar just doesn’t make sense, especially if you are a casual player or beginner. Which is why budget basses exist – and the Ibanez GSR200 is setting the bar high in this category. With a lightweight agathis body and a choice of funky finishes, as well as a one-piece maple neck, this bass both looks and feels great to play. There’s plenty of versatility in the sound, with a Dynamix P split-coil neck pickup and a Dynamix single-coil J pickup at the bridge, along with active EQ with PHAT-II Bass Boost. So while it’s the cheapest option on this list, it would be hard to tell based on looks or performance! Check out our full review of the GSR200.

Dean E09M Edge

Dean E09M Edge

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Dean is a big name across the entire bass market, from elite models to cheap and cheerful like the Dean E09M Edge. This model takes a step back from the more in-your-face style the brand is known for, instead offering a clean natural satin-finished basswood body with a lovely double-cutaway shape. Bolted onto this is a nice maple neck that allows you pretty much unhindered access to all 22 frets. Dean keeps things simple in the electronics department too, with just a single soapbar pickup in the middle position, which actually does a good job of coving a range of tones. For more on this cool stripped-down budget bass, check out the full E09M review.

5-String Instruments:

Yamaha TRBX605

Yamaha TRBX605

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As we move into the 5-string market, there should be no surprise to see a model from Yamaha’s TRBX Series! The higher-end TRBX605 displays the same uniquely sculpted double-cutaway body that makes the rest of the series so popular, made from alder and maple with a range of finish options – although the natural is a real beauty. The five-piece maple/mahogany neck has a satin finish and fast-playing profile making it a great instrument for the gigging professional – especially when you consider the versatile electronics on offer. It’s loaded with two powerful YGD H5 pickups that are part of an active circuit, although can be changed to passive at the flick of a switch for great tonal flexibility. Make sure to take a look at the full review!

Schecter Stiletto Studio-5 Bass

Schecter Stiletto Studio-5 Bass

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If you’re looking for a 5-string bass with a design that’ll stop people in their tracks, the Stiletto Studio-5 from Schecter is worth checking out. This beautiful mid-range bass sports a sexy double-cutaway body with curves in all the right places. It’s made from mahogany with an eye-catching bubinga top, finished in two delicious color choices. Design is exquisite – what about the rest of this bass? As we highlight in the full Stiletto Studio-5 review, the playability offered by the maple/walnut neck is top-notch, while it’s voiced by two passive EMG HZ pickups which deliver a clear, powerful sound with good versatility – helped by the range of controls including 3-band active EQ. A great choice!

Acoustic Basses:

Taylor GS Mini­-e

Taylor GS Mini­-e

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One of our favorite acoustic basses is the Taylor GS Mini-e. This petite mid-range bass offers the high-quality sound, style and feel that Taylor is known for, at a price that doesn’t break the bank. In terms of design, it’s instantly recognizable as a Taylor – the quality wood pairings, the shape and the pickguard in particular. However, it’s quite unique in its build, featuring a very short scale length – just 23.5” – which makes it great for small handed players and travel. With a solid Sitka spruce top and laminated sapele back and sides, it also comes with ES-B electronics complete with an onboard preamp with simple volume and tone controls, and a built-in digital tuner. There’s more on this awesome little acoustic bass in the full review.

Fender Kingman SCE

Fender Kingman SCE

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Fender – one of the bass guitar kings, even in the acoustic market, as the aptly named Kingman SCE demonstrates. This acoustic bass shows off unmistakable Fender design, with a solid spruce-topped dreadnought body paired with a laminated mahogany back and sides, a classic maple neck and that iconic Stratocaster headstock. Yes, this really is a bass with a difference! The Kingman SCE comes fitted with a very good Fishman preamp system offering a plethora of controls, including volume, 3-band EQ, phase and notch, as well as a built-in digital tuner. As we highlight in the complete review, acoustically it’s very well balanced in tone with bright trebles and a defined low-end, while the natural tone replication the Fishman system delivers is very commendable.

Beginner Options:

Ibanez GSRM20

Ibanez GSRM20

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As we highlight in our full review of the Ibanez Mikro GSRM20 this is one of the best beginner bass guitars around. As well as coming in at a very wallet-friendly price, the Mikro is built with a short scale length – just 28.5” – making it perfect for those with smaller hands as well as beginners in general. It also looks pretty cool with the classic Ibanez SR body shape, made of solid agathis offered in a wide range of color options (everything from Pearl White to Starlight Blue). The popular little Mikro comes complete with two stock Ibanez pickups in the tried-and-tested P/J pickup configuration and simple controls. Small size, small price, big success from Ibanez!

Epiphone “Toby” Standard IV

Epiphone “Toby” Standard IV

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Epiphone know how to make a brilliant instrument for beginners that doesn’t stretch the budget. This Toby Standard IV is one of those instruments. It’s a gorgeous full-size bass – just look at its body! Of course, its sexy style is inspired by the original Michael Tobias design, with an infinitely comfortable double-cutaway shape made from solid radiata, with a glossy black finish. Playability is just as good as the design thanks to the sturdy hard-maple neck. Electronics are quite impressive for the price, with two single-coil pickups on an active circuit offering a clear and powerful tone that will certainly suit beginners. A class act. Check out everything you need to know in the full Epiphone ‘Toby’ Standard IV review [INSERT LINK to https://www.guitarfella.com/epiphone-toby-standard-iv-bass-guitar-review/]!

Additional Buying Tips

Are There Other Good Bass Guitar Brands?
Of course there are! But we wanted to compile a brief top 10 chart focusing on the best of the best, so we naturally had to exclude some other fantastic basses. Be sure to check out some of the other brands that specialise in bass guitars, including G&L, Ernie Ball, Rickenbacker, Washburn, ESP, Warwick, Spector, and Lakland – the majority of these have been building instruments for a long time and have some great models that are worth your time. And, if four strings are not enough, donȍt forget to check out our article on the best 5-string basses!

Some manufacturers are bigger than others, and some don’t enjoy the prestige that the likes of Fender do, but they can all offer a lot of quality in a variety of different price ranges and genres, from jazz to metal.

What Makes a Good Bass?
We could write a whole book on what makes a good bass! And as everything on this list, the word ‘good’ to you may mean something completely different to the next bassist.

But it’s always worth considering the woods used to make the body and neck. With cheaper models, you’ll find basswood or alder bodies, and then woods such as maple, swamp ash, and mahogany as you move up the price ranges.

These shouldn’t be a defining factor, but it’s worth researching the kind of tones each wood can offer, should you be presented with the choice. For example, mahogany may help produce warmer and punchier tones, while swamp ash will give you a brighter sound. It’s also worth considering your plans for the bass. If you plan to gig or record for lengthy sessions, you’ll want a lighter wood (such as basswood) instead of something heavy like maple.

Looking at pickups and you’ll find an array of single-coils and humbuckers, as well as active and passive designs (more on these later). Single-coils are the classic pickups and are nice and simple, with one coil and one magnet, producing a bright sound. Humbuckers, on the other hand, have a fatter sound – sometimes a little muddy at high volumes – and help cancel background noise and interference. Choose what sounds good to you and you won’t go far wrong.
How Many Strings is Enough?
Good question – but there’s no definitive answer! You can choose between a four, five or six-stringed instrument, and your decision will ultimately depend on your style, level and budget.

If you are just starting out, four strings is traditionally the way to go. Keep it simple. Four strings gives you more than enough notes, especially when you consider how much music is played on a four-string bass. There’s generally less to keep track of when playing, and it’s easier to learn and develop on.

If you are more advanced, you may consider adding a fifth or sixth string bass to your collection, which will allow you to increase the range of notes you can play. There will be a lot more stretching around the neck, but it can be worth the practice. However it may be worth thinking about this as a second or third acquisition, instead of something to learn on.

The exception is if you are into heavier music, such metal and rock, because a five-string bass would make life a lot easier, with the extra low string allowing you to reach those lower notes without having to de-tune your strings.

What is The Difference Between Passive and Active Pickups

Players looking for a classic warm, punchy bass tone, and a dynamic range of sounds will prefer passive pickups, which have been a traditional fixture since the birth of the electric bass.

However the relatively newer active pickups, which come with built-in preamps powered by separate batteries, are worth considering for bigger, brighter and clearer tones. With active pickups, thanks to the preamp, the output volume is significantly higher when compared to that of a passive pickup, while the background noise and interference is kept to a minimum.

Again, passive or active will be a choice for you to make based on your individual tastes. Make sure to try out a few different basses with different pickups to find a sound that appeals to you.

The Final Word

As you’ve seen, there are many things to consider before buying a new bass, whether it’s your first or your tenth!

The choice of buying new or used is another dilemma. With a new one you have the security of a warranty, as well as a likely cooling off period if you change your mind. Plus you’ll probably be able to have a full set-up, so you’re ready to go.

Buying a used bass, in whatever price range, is always a little more risky, but this risk can pay off when it comes to value for money. If you are buying used, ensure you choose a reputable physical or online guitar store, instead of a flea market or thrift stores – these offer so much more risk, especially when you aren’t able to test the bass out through an amp, or make easy returns.

In general, the best advice we can give is to spend some time trying out different guitars to really find something you love. At the end of the day, you’ll be parting with anything from a couple of hundred bucks right up to over a grand, so you want to ensure the bass you end up with is the perfect one for you. Good luck!


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  1. Would have been nice and ‘Could have’ easily thrown in a Wal Fretless (for fun) … even the older MK1s/2s to give some players an opportunity to think ‘outside of the Box’ and maybe even introduced Mick Karn (in his “Japan” early 80s/later days of ‘the band’) to a few younger players who may have seen something they thought “HHhmm?!”

  2. i buy Yamaha TRBX204 NOT in the list but was the best choice between Ibanez GioSoundgear and Squier by Fender.
    Price range, warranty, friend recommendation and superficial.

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