Here are a few electric basses to consider at different prices. The focus here is on beginner and intermediate basses. You should play on the best bass you can.
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I always recommend Ibanez basses to beginners. They're easy to play. They're not too heavy. The quality is consistent. They sound good, and they're affordable. This bass has active electronics which gives it a more modern bass tone like you've heard more and more in recordings from the 80s until today. It's hard to go wrong with this as your starter bass.