Onion Rat wrote:
Your gear... Erh.. I've tried a similar amp a couple of times (I've played bass for.. like, 6 years now) and if I remember correctly, it was pretty decent. The bass guitar itself, however, I'm not a fan. Based on my own experience, that's one of the basses stereotypical, teen wannabe-metalheads pick up, play for half a year, and never touch again. It has some qualities, and although I wouldn't play one myself, I really hope it works for you... 'cuz that's the only that really matters. Yeah.
Well, if the bass itself is bad, it's a good one to start out with. Learning how to play on a piece of shit instrument usually makes it much easier to become accustomed to any of the same instrument afterwards.
What I meant was that it's a lot of posers' first and last bass, because they buy it for its 'metal-awesome-loooks'. I do agree with you on that, thought, at least partly. I think your first instrument should be the best shitty one you can find freaking cheap. Stear clear of Epiphones, and evil fender-copies from "brands" like Encore. I swear, some instruments don't want you to play them, and if you do, they'll puke in your lap and make you scream for your mommy. Instruments for a newbie should make it easy for them to learn, not scare them off.
And.. the bass isn't very bad, it's just I really can't get myself to like it. If played well, through an okay amp, you can probably do just as much with it as any other in its price range. I find it really uncomfortable -when sitting down- and altough the sound is quite neat most of the time, I don't like the pickups much, 'cuz I'm really picky. Hah.
I could talk bass for hours.