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Move From Bass to Guitar

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by tyohars, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. tyohars

    tyohars TDPRI Member

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    15
    Oct 31, 2018
    Jakarta
    So, I mainly a bass player, but recently learn to play guitar. I have a good time in Talkbass. Now I want to start a journey to play guitar. Always love Telecaster shape and configuration, so might bought a Telecaster and decice to join this Forum. I'm from Indonesia, greeting to all Telecaster player!
     
  2. Whatizitman

    Whatizitman Tele-Holic

    768
    Feb 18, 2018
    WV
    Welcome from a fellow TBer!
     
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  3. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
  4. tyohars

    tyohars TDPRI Member

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    Oct 31, 2018
    Jakarta
    So good to see fellow TBer here! I have a P bass too like you, and soon gonna buy a Telecaster. But, I might end up with Squier Telecaster opposed to my Fender P.

    Thank you for the warm welcome here.
     
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  5. billgwx

    billgwx Tele-Meister

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    279
    Nov 6, 2009
    Centereach NY
    Welcome! I also came to electric guitar after many years of playing bass...next year will be 10 years. It was time for a change and a new challenge.
     
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  6. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

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    51
    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Greetings form another ex bass player. It was my weapon of choice back in my serious playing days. I converted back to guitar (learned the basics when I was young) when I was less serious about music. Am really enjoying it now.
     
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  7. acrylicsuperman

    acrylicsuperman Tele-Holic

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    Nov 17, 2010
    Arizona
    Greetings from a former bassist.
     
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  8. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    My manager from decades ago used to go to Jakarta on business. Not that that means anything...

    Welcome.
     
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  9. bftfender

    bftfender Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 21, 2017
    York PA
    converted bassist 3 1/2 years in,loving it and everything on the bass will give you an slightly dif approach..when i record in studio and know i am doing the bass..i can do alot more. A good bass player is a rare breed..i miss it but this has been a journey getting a band ready for the road being on guitar. Enjoy and oh..that B & E extra thingy..ya get used to it
     
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  10. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

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    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    Welcome!.....while I'm primarily a guitarist, I took up bass years ago out of frustration in trying to FIND a good bass player for the band I was in. We had another guitarist who was better than me, so he didn't want to change. I was able to "put my money where my mouth was" in taking over on bass....I had to "simplify", play in rhythm, pay attention to the drummer, and above all, TURN IT DOWN. I play a Korean made Fender Squier P-Bass, stock except for upgraded tuners, and it sounds just fine for what I want .
     
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  11. tyohars

    tyohars TDPRI Member

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    Oct 31, 2018
    Jakarta
    I won't say I'm a former bassist as I still learn to play guitar. But, it always good to learn something new. Thank you for the warm welcome here.
     
  12. FrankJames

    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire

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    Aug 9, 2008
    Ohio, USA
    Welcome to the forum !!
     
  13. tyohars

    tyohars TDPRI Member

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    Jakarta
    Thank you!
     
  14. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Jun 24, 2006
    Fort Worth,Tx.
    Welcome aboard.
     
  15. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jan 18, 2013
    West O' Philly, PA
  16. Teleterr

    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2011
    Lewes De.
    Welcome ! Lots of excellent guitarists from your area from what I ve seen/heard on you tube. Who are some of your favorites ?
     
  17. Billnchristy

    Billnchristy Tele-Holic

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    Sep 21, 2017
    Georgia
    I did the same a year or so again and I am proud to say I now suck at both!
     
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  18. tyohars

    tyohars TDPRI Member

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    Oct 31, 2018
    Jakarta
    Thanks mate!

    Thank you!

    Try listen to Rama Satria, or Dewa Budjana, or some not so popular guitarist like Rivaba. Yeah many good guitarist here. Thank you!

    I'm still stuck in guitar too tho lol
     
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  19. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jun 7, 2016
    Smyrna georgia
    I kinda went the other way..more $
     
  20. flatirony

    flatirony TDPRI Member

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    Atlanta, GA
    Interested to hear how your bass-to-guitar transition goes! I'm also new here and attempting something similar. :)
     
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