Do I need two basses if I am a beginner?

I have an Ibanez gio190 (PJ pups) with flats, which I have been learning for several months. I really like a Squier jazz bass affinity, but I don’t know if I should buy it :slight_smile: I was thinking so I could explore with a classic model and go back to playing with roundwound strings

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Welcome to the forum @diego.rami97 !

Need. Absolutely not.

Want? Now we’re talking.

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Well, having bass is an addiction :sweat_smile:. Considering that my Ibanez PJ and the Squier affinity jazz are from the same range, could the jazz bass provide something different in sound?

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Short answer: yes.

Nothing sounds exactly like a Jazz. Or like a P. Or like a PJ (with the many pickup brand/voice choices available).

The best thing for you to do is to actually hold, play and listen to as many basses as you can find. Some will speak to you; some definitely will not. If any one makes you want to pick it up and play it, that is the bass for you.

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What @MikeC said.

All the different pickup configuations have a different sound. I love the sound of a Jass Bass.

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So should you get a jazz? I like jazz, but the question is, who do you want to sound like? Band or player? What music do you listen to?

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I’ve been playing for 1 month. Bought a P… I already want something new to try. I’m thinking a Stingray. Buy all the bases! :smiley:

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A StingRay is Leo Fender’s most evolutionary design. It’s also an extremely versatile sounding bass. Check this out:

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I just want to learn and jam alone in My house. I learn mainly rock songs of different bands

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If you are a beginner, No, one is more than enough. Wait til you learn a couple more songs and move up to intermediate’s level then you earn yourself another one.

I’m a proud one bass man. I’ve never played more than one bass at a time.

Why are you guys giggling :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

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Al, you’ve never met a bass you didn’t marry. :heart_eyes:

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Of course if you want to get better fast you would give yourself a positive reinforcement. In my case it’s just carrots. For every song I learn I get one bass.

Many songs later



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You sure know a f*¢#load of songs, Al! :joy:

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Oi! none of that- this isn’t Talkbass. com

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There’s that “need” word again :rofl:

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I need to show this to my wife and explain the carrot thing. I’m sure that’ll work.

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As long as she doesn’t call my wife its all good :joy:

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DO I NEED TWO BASSES IF I AM A BEGINNER?

Yes, buy the second bass, and a third, and…

Thank you.

In all seriousness, consider second hand. That way, you can always move it on for what you bought it for and try something else. That’s what I do.

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I showed my husband… said I only needed 3, surely that’s better right?

Oddly enough, he didn’t seem convinced…

I’ll keep working in him. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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