The Best Bass Rig for Under $400

If you’ve been interested in adding a bass rig to your arsenal but have been put off at the expense, Phillip McKnight has a solution.

In his latest video, he shares what he thinks is the best bass rig you can get for under $400.

The setup consists of the Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS (opens in new tab)—for “Short Scale”—and the Fender Rumble 40 amp.

Phillip goes over the features of both items and gives a demonstration of the various tones you can get. If you’ve been wanting an affordable entry into the world of bass playing, take a look.

As always, visit Phillip’s YouTube channel for more of his informative videos.

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Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.