BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK JEFF IS A ROUGE. MY SON HAS ONE AND THEY ARE GREAT AXES. OR XAVIER FROM GFS
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/rog … ass-guitar (Basswood body) (I wish I had know about gfs when I got this for him)
Rouge is MFs house brand named after the rouge river where the plant is. this guitar is solid and with a good set up he will be ready to go. have you considered rocksmith 2014 for him? it teaches bass as well as guitar and will make it fun for him.
http://www.amazon.com/Rocksmith-2014-Xb … =rocksmith just stay away from PC download I have not read any good reviews about it from prior version.
with either guitar and the money you want to spend you can get a killer bass amp with what you save, i know you wanted used,, but when you can buy new and not have to worry..... MF as we all know is a stand up company.. and GFS is great about customer service also! if you want t o skype ill let you hear the rouge. ( you might even consider a BP 90 to go along with it, they are cheap and really do a lot for the bass to the amp) amp wise I would go with
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifie … -combo-amp or the afore mentioned one that is less powerful but bang for the buck is right here.
The GFS Xavier line which has me impressed as my sons acoustic is outstanding from them
http://www.guitarfetish.com/Xaviere-Bas … c_362.html (average price 169 ) Adler body and great pickups,,,,,,and ill bet they play like a 400 dollar bass.
the peavy amp is still the best deal being a 12 inch speaker
Honestly the range of styles from GFS is awesome and the Peavy amp is a solid product,,,, go man go! total b4 shipping
amp 249 (free shipping)GFS 169 (case for 54 bucks) +shipping (varies depending on where your at so maybe around 50 or so to fl)
418 before shipping or case or a strap still way below budget
(add a effects pedal with left over money)
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifie … ing-preamp
or http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifie … -processor
or http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifie … ects-pedal
OK I am done telling how to spend more money LOLOL
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