Having owned/played many basses, I have found ones that really stand out. Not only are they great players, but they come in all shades of pink! A rack of colorful basses is a great way to start conversations. From electric to upright, there is a little something in the bass rack for everyone!
I personally endorse the following companies:
For amps, I prefer the 'industry standard'...Ampeg www.ampeg.com
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