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    Guitar player needs advice in a bass...

    Hey crew, I’m a Music Man fanatic guitar player who’s wanting to pick up a bass. Need some advice on what to get. I considered a Silo 6 string for obvious reasons but want to hear what you all think. I am fine with used (actually prefer it). Don’t really have a price range in mind and find bang for buck and playability much more important that cost. Suggestions much appreciated.


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    And does anybody know what tapatalk messes up every word with punctuation!!!!!???


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmckinney View Post
    And does anybody know what tapatalk messes up every word with punctuation!!!!!???


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    Looks like an HTML encoding bug. Maybe it’s double escaping the “&”

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    As for the suggestions. Depends on your budget. Personally I’d recommend a used Sterling (not the brand, the model). You can get one for less than $1k online and they’re amazing.

    The reason I’d recommend a Sterling is due to your guitar background & the fact that you listed playability as a priority; the necks on those are super comfortable and won’t feel quite as big as a Stingray would.

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    The tapatalk issue is a character set mismatch. There are actually several different characters for the apostrophe, quotes, etc, especially ones that have "direction" to them. Often the directional ones cause issues.
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    Thanks! I’ll try to get to a GC to try one out but I may just order one. I am guessing a single humbucker model would be fine?


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    Bongo 6 would be a good choice also.

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    Out of curiosity, why the Bongo 6 (vs the 4)? Is that tuned B to C? I have noticed some Big AL basses out there for sale too... how are those?


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    You could tune the bongo same as your guitar or B to C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatduckk View Post
    Looks like an HTML encoding bug.
    Maybe it’s double escaping the “&”
    More likely it's the apostrophe ... note
    the words "I'll" and "don't" go bonkers
    right where the apostrophe should be.
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    I don't think it's hard to transition from guitar to base so no need for a six-string bass, they are usually more heavy and the low-end requires good bass amp/cabs. Also, with a four-string bass it enforces you to stop doing the six-string guitar-noodling bass style and focus more on the low-end. Get a Stirling.

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