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Recommendations: Bass Guitars

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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Ibanez 4 String Bass Guitar, Right Handed, Black (GSR200BK) This is a good choice for a beginner bass. Ibanez quality is very consistent and they are easy-to-play.
G&L Tribute Basses You can never go wrong with G&L basses--it was Leo Fender's last company. Their Tribute line is more affordable, but still great quality. The LB100 is modeled after the Fender Precision bass design. The JB2 is modeled after the Fender Jazz Bass design. I often recommend the L-2000. This is a great second bass (or a more expensive first bass). I've recommended it to a number of my students and they've all been happy with it. What I like about it is with the electronics on this bass you can access such a wide variety of bass tones. You won't get that without spending several hundred more. You should know it is a bit on the heavy side compared to, for example, an Ibanez.