Should I buy a bass guitar

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  1. AlvisX

    AlvisX Well-Known Member

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    Hell yeah, it's part of the journey !
    I started out on bass ...written on bass ....taught the bass player how to play it right :lol:
    There's ALWAYS a shortage of bass players for gig$

    The late Ed King was a big proponent of such diversification . He credited his willingness to jump into a situation and play bass , to the furthering of his career ....from the time he was a kid ,until he got a call from Ronnie Van Zant
     
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    I did have a modest bass setup of an Ibanez SR-500 and a Line 6 LowDown Studio 110 modeling amp.
    I traded them in a fit of GAS, reasoning that I played guitar far more and a new 6-string was a better use of space.
    This thread has reminded me that I think it was a mistake to have given in to GAS!
     
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    If it interests you, then hell yeah...do it!
     
  4. stringtree

    stringtree Well-Known Member

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    I will say this, playing bass is a much quicker way to get into a band.
    This depends on the style of music one is going to be playing of course.

    Holding down single notes is a bit easier than learning guitar chords.
    It is a whole other thing going on than guitar.

    My first experience in a band setting with drums, guitar, vocals, and I playing bass was surreal.

    Its one thing to be listening to music all your life, and a whole other world to be holding down a
    part of the song and here your mates fill out the rest of it. To be playing and listening to this
    happen is just mind blowingly cool!

    Never will forget it! :dude:
     
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    stringtree Well-Known Member

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    Well said!! :dude:

    Thats what I was trying to get at!
     
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  6. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member

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    That's a sweet looking bass Mitch! Do you ever play it with your grandson on the drums ,...you know, doing a little rhythm section thing?

    You might have to tell your grandson to go a bit easier on the skins! :lol:
     
  7. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member

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    I like playing a little bass once in a while. As long as you know the chords of the song the fills will come after you do it a few times. You don't have to be a Jaco Pastorius, or anything like that.

    People sometimes forget, the bass is NOT intended to be a solo instrument.
     
  8. stringtree

    stringtree Well-Known Member

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    Hey Mitch that would be a great idea for you to do, a bass jam!! :dude::dude::dude:

    I second it @scozz!

    Bass Jam Bass Jam Bass Jam!!
     
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    This guy I grew up with who got me hooked on rock concerts would argue , he broke all the rules. He played lead bass
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    I have in the past , when we still had the Avt50h full stacks, I have yet to try it with my Origin.
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    The very first bass player I played with was like that ,,, and we all tried our best to get him to not do that.:lol:
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    I do play bass through my 2204 when I need to and it sounds good. :yesway:
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    2 years ago I was going to embark on a journey of playing the bass with some guys close to my age
    I remember trying to listen with a new ear, to just bass lines, and because I knew most of the material (Judas Priest) I kept doing guitar parts , and the amp I was using sounded like crap for bass, after a month I just put it on the back burner, because I want to play guitar.
    Cheers Mitch
     
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    If you are a Bass Player, you will have gigs left and right...everyone needs a Bass Player and there are not too many compared to geetar players!
     
  16. AlvisX

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    My 1st bass"rig ",from 1978.....which I still have

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    I like a short scale ,they have interesting tones for some stuff.....but Im 6'5" ,so I feel that it looks weird ...but whatever. I got a couple or 3 short scales

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    There's a Musicmaster JUST like that ^for sale locally ...tempting



    I use my 2203 for bass more so nowdays than guitar. Lo input is perfect for bass

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    How much are they asking for it @AlvisX?
     
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    stringtree Well-Known Member

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    When your using 2203 for bass it needs to be paired with a bass cab.......?

    I've never done this..
     
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    Not necessarily. 10" speakers became common on bass heads because the smaller lighter mass of the cone translates into a faster damping response but i have been using 4x12's for years loud and they sound fine. That is one nice thing about a 1960 cab with G12T 75's they can take it man.
     
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    right now, because I was playing w/ a mod on my EL34 50/50, I have my Kemper running through channel A if the 50/50, into an AVT112 cab. It's an oversized 1x12 cab made of MDF for the AVT series SS amp's.

    It actually is rocking hard, for a low level amp. I turn on my studio monitors for the tunes & I'm not having to abuse them, because I'm playing on that setup. Sounds like an SVT. Fatter than the recorded bass through the subs. Maybe not as low a frequency, but, it has that growl, I like, when I dig in on the low notes...
     

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