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Discussion in 'The BASS Place' started by logankolarick, Jun 30, 2017.
I think you should stick to....no wait... I own a bass. Never mind.
I play guitar, bass, and drums. Waaaaay rather play bass than anything else. Drives the band and the music.
Ok- here it is again...[emoji849]
Embrace the Bass..
I'm leaving in a few minutes to buy an amp....
Is that a late 90s Crate 50W combo???
Had one- you will need a (bit) more to keep up with a robust drummer without clipping it. [emoji849]
Great for solo practice or apartment (urban??) jams[emoji41][emoji41]
Probably, I just brought it home as a cheap practice amp, it moves air well enough for now.
The sound is pretty good- I picked it up new in spring 1997 with a cherry burst Epiphone Rivoli semi-hollow shortscale bass. Ahhh- the days of getting a tax refund!
Both the bass and amp were last sighted in good hands with some chums in Marblehead, MA around 12 years ago.
I miss the Rivoli- that was a cool bass- I don't miss the Crate-
Grab a gently used Rumble 40- lighter and sounds much better even at 10W less.
I'll always be able to sell it for what I paid for it, and if I get good enough to actually gig I'll get the Rumble 500.
Nothing wrong. It took my much longer to understand I'm more a bass player than a guitarist. I think it's just not very usual to pick up a bass in the first place, most of us start as guitarists until someone asks us to play bass - and then we know what we were missing ;-)
Play bass, man.
Learn to play bass, and continue to work on improving your guitar playing as you go along.
Branch out, is what I am saying.
Learn to play some chords and lead runs on the keyboard.
Get behind the drum kit and see if you have any drumming instincts.
But if you are pondering pickup the bass, then pick up the bass.
Remember that, whenever local bands need some talent, they would rather have a musician than a one-trick pony.
Don't limit yourself when it comes to endeavoring to become a complete musician.
Folklore - don't ya' just love it.
Sting NEVER played jazz guitar in a jazz context (Andy Summers, yes, but NOT Sting). And, yes, he plays classical-style guitar very well but his primary instrument is bass FWIW.
I don't know, I'm 59 and still not sure!
I was a drummer that was an 8-9 on your scale and one night our bass player was sick and a friend of mine in the audience was a drummer and i had some understanding of guitar so I played bass that night and fell instantly love with it. Well, as so happened our bass player had to quit the band due to sickness and I gave up the drums and played bass for the next 20 years. And now that I am retired I have taken up 6 string guitar and have been trying to learn as much as possible about that over the last 6 years. I have a Tele and a Strat that I cant keep my hands off of. And, I am currently playing lead guitar in our church band. Oh and the Bass guitar? Traded it in on my Strat when I retired. And, I have a 6 string Ovation. But, you never know where music will lead us. Just follow your heart and have fun with which ever your choose.