I've been interested in learning the bass so I've been watching a few auctions on ShopGoodwill. I want a black body with a white pickguard. Not sure if a short scale (30") or a full scale (34") would be best, since I'm used to a 25" scale guitar. So I got both!!!!!
The first one is at the CT Goodwill headquarters, on my way home from work. www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/65390214 No shipping cost! But there is a $5 handling fee and tax. About $82 out the door. It's a 1998 Fender Squire Bronco. I went to look at it earlier this week. 30" scale with a 1.62" nut w/1.25" E to G.
I paid for the P-Bass, it'll ship hopefully next week. But for the Bronco I have to wait until Monday morning for them to remove the shipping cost so I can pay for it. I know the guy who runs it checks the messages once in a while so he might do it before Monday morning. I'm planning on going there between 10am and 10:30am on Monday to pick it up. I'm taking a half day to get some stuff done.
Congratulations on the new guitars, they both look good on the photos. Hope you have a lot of fun with them. I'm not into bass guitars, do you need a bass amp.
I'd think unamped would be OK at first. Wouldn't want to bug the family. I have a Roland cube amp with the digital effects, with the very important compression. Something bigger can come later.
This video is what really got me going.
The band is YYNOT, a Rush tribute band that also does original tunes. yynotband.com/ We saw them TWICE last weekend, and met them. They were a bit overwhelmed before the Saturday show and my wife stepped up and helped them sell their merchandise, sold $1200, a record! Now we're kind of part of the family. It's a LONG story. They are incredible musicians, especially considering this was originally an internet band since all the members live all over the country. They never practice together, they learn their parts, show up at the gig, do a quick sound check, and they're ready to go. Many people have said last Saturday's concert was one of the best they've ever seen!! And this is coming from diehard Rush fans, who embodied perfection. It's kind of exploded from there. They're about to start recording their second album. If it's as great as the first they could break out big time. We're going to see them in upstate NY in May. My wife will help sell the merch again. Also, I'm working on building a forum for the band, to put everything in one place. yynot.boards.net/ The framework is done, I need to add content. They have a website but the fan posted pictures and videoes are on Facebook. As you might know, everything scrolls off into oblivion. The forum will allow everything to be seen by everyone.
AND!!!! Inspired by what I did with their forum, I redid mine last night!!! No more blue theme!! I took a picture of one of my guitars and changed the YAMAHA on to top YAMAHA VINTAGE FG. It looks great!! And changed the forum colors. yamahavintagefg.boards.net/
I have GOT TO work on guitar stuff today!!! And maybe go look at the 2013 Martin 000-28EC!!
CTGull, congrats on the two basses! I have an old Hondo bass, which has been sitting in my closet for 20+ years. It's all black, and it was fairly scraped up, so in the 1990s, I bought a bunch of band stickers -- all black and white, all punk or alternative artists. All these years later, I had some good taste in my sticker choices, LOL, but it's really more of an art piece than a musical instrument.
Have fun with your basses. But you won't have much fun until you get an amp. Have you heard a solid-body bass unplugged? I haven't either, and I own one. Perhaps the best bargain bass amp is the one I got, a Fender Rumble 25. They're about a hundred new, and I got mine for $70 at GC. It's light enough to carry, but big enough to sit on. They're also family-friendly, and can be played through headphones alone. It goes loud and deep, like your Roland guitar cube won't, and you won't be risking amp or speaker failure by overloading it with signals it wasn't designed for.
Any other guitar players who are bass-curious should be aware of Ibanez's Mikro basses. They're like a 3/4-scale Fender bass, solid body with two pickups and a friendly 28-inch scale. No Goodwill-diving is required, either- the list price new is $180.
A little thread drift. I've never gotten used to the idea that someone can "win" something and then have to pay for it. It seems that if you paid $102 for a bass, you did get a really good deal, but you didn't win it, you bought it. But language does change and nowadays "Reality" means "putting someone in an artificial situation and manipulating their actions," so I guess we can say "win" means "getting a really good deal on something you buy."
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