Hi guys! my name is Nico, I have been curious about bass since like a year or so (watching a lot of davie504 videos and its soo coool!)
I suddenly found some video or something on my social media and it just clicked, I was spontaneous and check my local craigslist, I bought the most “decent gear” I found, I did pretty much no research about gear and I got for 200USD a buzzing 15W guitar amp and a “Smash Swing” guitar, I figured as long as it looks good, a tuning and maybe new strings may do the trick (however I spent the first 3 days on setting it up!) for my surprise the neck angle was off, the strings were not properly stretch, the 8ave didnt sound like an octave, the action was extremely high too!
After all the setting and finding from beginner to badass just realized some frets just doesnt give me the right notes (gods knows why)
So at this point and so hooked with bass I decided better do the move sooner than later!
so I am going for a safe option (Yamaha TRBX304!) next month I would get a decent amp but I really wanted to have a nice guitar.
I know maybe its kind of like too much for some people buying a new bass only after 2 weeks in and with a totally playable 2nd hand one (altho I have no point of reference), the bass I have (despite mysteriously missing some notes in the lower frets) its very playable and so, but I guess I am that kind of guy that feels good and mentally supported when having a good gear.
I will see later on but with a TRBX304 I should have no ceiling and being a good brand I can guarantee I can fix a problem if something happens. It already happened to me on many other hobbies that when you pick cheap you learn and pay again haha, but when you go for a decent quality straight from the beginning the process its a enjoyable walk in the park