I’ve been practicing on a cheap bass until now and I’m ready to upgrade to a proper instrument.
Since I aspire to jam with friends, maybe record a little, I’d like to buy a bass that is very easy to play. By that I mean that it sounds fine and “clean” in the hands of a newbie, rather than great in the hands of a skilled player.
I’m thinking: slim neck, short or medium scale… What else? Any specific brand/model recommendation would be very appreciated.
A cool tone would be a plus but my main concern is people hearing awful string sounds, poor muting, etc.
Budget is no issue.
(PS: if there are existing threads on the subject, I’d love to be pointed to them)