If you have been researching bass guitars on this website for a while then you might remember the story about my bass guitar playing friend from high school, my first and favorite band mate of all time. All the days we spent rocking together in the garage remain on my mind like a horribly recorded piece of vinyl, scratched up with embarrassment and pride at the fact that, yes, we were that cool at the time (Cool, as you might have noticed, is being used ironically here). Before we became the short lived dream team of social refuse and outcasts playing our very own garage metal though we too were simple mortals, without any instruments or way to spill our souls onto the concrete. As new acquaintances we decided that the best way to forge a musical friendship between the two of us was go musical instrument hunting. I wanted a guitar, any guitar, and he wanted a bass guitar. Sorry, each of us wanted the ideal instrument, I wanted the best guitar I could get for under 300, and he wanted the best bass guitar under 300 he could lay his hands on. This quest of ours, which was only supposed to last a week, kept going or at least a month and a half, I’m not too sure on the timeline right now, but still. The quest was both fun and frustrating as we had to scour every musical shop in the vicinity of our town. We went far and wide, visiting all four music shops and the many thrift shops available in our town, as well as the many yard sales. Lucky you, you have me.
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Top 5 Best Bass Guitars Under 300
|1||Yamaha TRBX204 GLB 4-String Bass||(4.8 / 5)||Check on Amazon
|2||Squier by Fender Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special||(4.8 / 5)||Check on Amazon
|3||Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. Series Ray4 StingRay Bass||(4.7 / 5)||Check on Amazon
|4||Epiphone "Toby" Standard-IV 4 String Electric Bass||(4.7 / 5)||Check on Amazon
|5||Ibanez GSR200SM 4-String Electric Bass||(4.7 / 5)||Check on Amazon
When buying an instrument you must remember that it will be extremely hard to find a good instrument for cheap. You must realize that finding the best bass guitar under 300 is not an easy thing, since the used guitar world is dangerous to an unknowing buyer and the cheap guitar world might be deceptive to a beginner. Paying attention to the details, understanding the importance of each item on the bass guitar. Blindly buying is risky, while buying with understanding of why the guitar will be a good one for you will pay off in the long run, as you end up playing the sound you enjoy. The guitars on the list above are picked specifically for the high quality for the price that they have, each tailored to specific needs of the player.
You know what makes a friendship strong? All the fights the friends have. Of course you have to make up after, but the wider the divide created, the stronger the bond becomes once the two rejoin together. Me and the bass friend had a few fights over the month and a half of searching for the instruments. Finding the best bass guitar under 300 or a guitar for the same price, is not an easy task. Takes the force of will and patience of a giant who lives for hundreds of years to be able to actually succeed in this quest. The two of us had the unfortunate luck of wanting to start a band together. This desire kept pushing us on, making the goal seem so much more urgent than it was. Of course we used musical instruments available at school to practice, but we wanted something that we could call our own. So there were weekends when the two of us would not talk because each would press the other to buy an instrument they saw recently. “It’s the best thing you can get”, “you won’t be able to find anything better in this town”, “what are you gonna do, mail order a darn guitar?”, “don’t you want to start a band?”, “I can’t be friends with such an indecisive person”, etc. etc.. Oh the teenage years and the tumultuous urgency of being special. Luckily, each of us was also smart enough to know that getting whatever we saw was not an option – the best bass guitar does not simply wait there for you. Unless you are reading one of these lists. We finally each bought our desired instrument of course, started a short lived band and the rest is garage history.