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  1. diagrammatiks

    diagrammatiks SS.org Regular

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    Been going out to some jam nights. There’s always 20 guitarists 10 singers and 1 drummer. I’m not that great at guitar and the jams are always missing a bassist. I’m thinking I should just play bass.

    Need some suggestions. What’s the cheapest multiscale bass and what’s the cheapest usable bass. No agile. Can’t get it here.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Do you need multiscale? Like really need?

    The cheapest, good sounding one that really takes advantage of the multi-scale is the Dingwall Combustion, but they’re not that cheap and not so easy to get a hold of since they’re so popular.

    The Ibanez SRM are nothing special, the LTDs were limited release so might be hard to track down, the Schecte Stilletto I haven’t been able to try.
     
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    No I guess not. I thought there might be more options then the ones I knew of.

    Best beginner bass?
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Budget? Do you need a rig too? How many strings? What kind of music or tuning?

    You can grab a “playable” bass from all the usual suspects for well under $500, but it depends on your needs.
     
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    A-Branger SS.org Regular

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    go to your local store and start playing some basses to get you an idea of what you like in feel, shape, sound, pickup configurations
     
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    Isn't AliExpress based in China? Those are probably the cheapest youc an find and IIRC some forum members had positive experiences with them?

    Other than that, you've seen my Marcus Miller Sire Review. If you can live with those side-dots.. :donnie:
     
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    Cort just came out with a solid multi scale. it's about $1k u.s. and is a singlecut body style though may be worth checking out even so.
     
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    I actually like the Ibanez SR multiscales because they don't have an extreme scale length for the low strings. I'm currently happily playing with a 33" scale 5-string and the 35.5" scale for the lowest string on the SR multiscales would be fine for me.
     
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    They’re not bad basses, I just don’t really see an advantage over a straight scale in either 34” or 35”. I’d rather save the $200-$350 and grab the straight scale SR8xx or SR6xx or even save up the $200 to get the upgraded SR13xx.

    When it comes to multi-scale, if I’m paying a significant premium, I want legitimate advantages over the straight scale version.
     

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