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    Get her something that’s not a Squier Precision Bass V.

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    I will add that the Sterlings are a solid choice. I've played a few (funny- I haven't tried their guitars yet), and it is amazing what they can do for such little $.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Pigbacon View Post
    Get her something that’s not a Squier Precision Bass V.
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    A five string isn't a good starter bass. I'd second the recommendations for an Ibanez Soundgear or one of the Vintage Modified or Classic Vibe Squiers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dystrust View Post
    +1

    A five string isn't a good starter bass.
    Also, that Squier has a ridiculous neck width and is the largest, heaviest object ever built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Pigbacon View Post
    Also, that Squier has a ridiculous neck width and is the largest, heaviest object ever built.
    Yes, I agree. Even with my big hands it's uncomfortable. Our now 16 year-old daughter got one for her birthday a few years go and never really played it because the neck was too wide and it was too heavy. It was a Squier Jazz V. I sold it and we snagged an Ibanez Talman TMB-100 for her. She likes that one much better. She really likes my SUB Ray4. The nut width is like a Jazz and it feels like Precision further up the neck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demanic View Post
    I'll agree with Aceman. There's plenty of decent Ibanez basses in pawn shops. Or Yamaha or Schecter. For way less than what they're worth.
    Nothing wrong with the Fender, but I picked up a small room gig ready Peavey TNT 130 from a pawn shop for ~ $150.

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    I was absolutely shocked how good the Yamaha lower models are right now. I A/B'd them to basses 4x the money and couldn't tell.

    Stellar basses -that would be my recommendation
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    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    I was absolutely shocked how good the Yamaha lower models are right now. I A/B'd them to basses 4x the money and couldn't tell.

    Stellar basses -that would be my recommendation
    here are the ones in the 200-300 range that are really astonishing

    RBX


    and especially the TRBX (think they are 350-400)

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    Yes I like the looks of the yamaha and I've seen a few Ibanez that I like too. I've had a few Yamaha instruments from electric and acoustic guitars and a keyboard that were all great value. I'll have to give them a closer look. ]
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    I think I found a bass I'm going to get her. She messed around with it for a while and likes it. Its Dean Edge Hammer 4 string. It's all oil finished mahogany body and neck, rosewood board, active pickups. It's not too huge or heavy for her, looks good, feels and sounds good. Dean is a brand I never really considered. I've heard mixed reviews of them but I look at instruments as individuals and this one seems very well constructed. I can get it in a hard shell case for just under 3 bills.
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    Good choice.

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    I edited a photo into the wrong post,lol but there is a picture of the same model 2 posts up
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    Ibanez SR300
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    Was my experience with the one I had

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    Good choice....Dean is definitely a viable builder in this market. Have no worries about it’s quality.

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    I was mistaken about the model that I posted. It was after a day of looking at bashes, but here is the actual guitar. It's a Dean Sledge Hammer made in 2008. It has a single pickup but its specs out otherwise like the one I posted. I havent given it to her yet. I'm going to find an amp before I surprise her with it. It's a really cool bass. I'm excited for her.
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    Nice!
    Have you decided on an amp yet?

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    This is exactly what I'd buy her.

    Great used bass with small neck for $300. It also has active electronics.

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Sp...r-115174905.gc


    I'd also say to forget the amp for now. Get her some good headphones and this. https://www.musiciansfriend.com/ampl...p-di-box-pedal

    I have that exact same bass, and that exact same pedal. As long as there was a decent PA, I could play any gig in the world with those two things.

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    Too late. Already bought the Dean. She looked at about 10 other basses after and every one she said "it's nice but I like the Dean better". I may have been able to get a better deal, but this is a nice bass and it's the one she chose.
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    No. I haven't. I am probably going to get one from zzounds on a payment plan but not sure which. I want a smallish combo with an output and a headphone jack, like maybe a fender rumble or Ampeg BA. Open for suggestions
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    Maybe one of the Hartke kick back combos, or Peavey or even GK.
    It's been a while since I went shopping for one, but they could be worth checking out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongoscot View Post
    No. I haven't. I am probably going to get one from zzounds on a payment plan but not sure which. I want a smallish combo with an output and a headphone jack, like maybe a fender rumble or Ampeg BA. Open for suggestions
    The fender rumble is a great little amp.

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