I’ve only been playing the bass since May of this year. I originally was playing on an old Dean bass that my in laws had that they let me borrow… After enjoying the instrument and finding BassBuzz and the B2B course I knew I needed to find my own bass.
I watched a ton of videos online and came to the conclusion that I should get the Yamaha TRBX 304. It was highly rated as the best beginner bass by Josh. However I couldn’t find one anywhere. It was all sold out and everything I had researched let me know that it was going to be months and months before they would be in stock again. I didn’t want to wait until 2022 potentially to get my own bass.
Well one day in June my brother in law was in town. He is a huge guitar dude and we had been playing songs together. He is quite talented as on both acoustic and electric guitar. Anyways he wanted to go check out my local guitar center and see what they had in stock. I agreed and figured this would be a good chance to see what I liked and didn’t like.
I played about 6 different basses while we were there. I don’t remember what all I played but nothing really stood out to me. Nothing grabbed my attention. I told my brother in law I would play one more bass and then we would leave. I looked around on the wall and one bass suddenly jumped out to me.
It was the most gorgeous bass there, I don’t know how I didn’t see it earlier. I picked it up, in awe of the design, the color, the fretboard. All of it. My brother in law saw it and his eyes lit up too.
I plugged it in and it felt like magic. It played better than any of the other basses I had tried, some of them being significantly more than this one. It had a smooth neck, great sound and versatility.
I knew then that I found the first bass that would be mine. It’s a Schecter Stiletto Extreme. I fell in love and I’ve been using it happily ever since.
Sometimes when you pick up an instrument it just speaks to you, almost like a wand and a wizard in Harry Potter.
If anyone is looking for a good starting bass, this one will not disappoint.
Attaching a stock photo, I don’t have any images that I can readily upload here, but wanted to just show off how great it looks