#1
I already know the answer you guys will give me...especially in the bass forum.
I guess what I'm really asking is: Why should I pick up the bass?
Don't get defensive. I've been thinking about it for a while and my reasons are;
1 - Everyone and anyone can play guitar
2 - More opportunities to play in bands since bass players are high demand
3 - the rickenbacker 4003 is a superbad bass
4 - I don't want to say easy to learn because that would be ignorant and i know playing bass well is hard...buuut there are no chords

If i were to pickup the bass
what do i need to know before i do?
and can you guys give me some more reasons to convince me otherwise?

thanks fellas
"Never stop doing what you love" - Paul McCartney (Commercial lololol)
#2
Alex Webster is reason enough.

Edit: I don't like CC, but god damn is he a good bass player.
Last edited by Hella_Br00tal at Jan 20, 2009,
#3
Quote by moptopguitar
I already know the answer you guys will give me...especially in the bass forum.
I guess what I'm really asking is: Why should I pick up the bass?
Don't get defensive. I've been thinking about it for a while and my reasons are;
1 - Everyone and anyone can play guitar
2 - More opportunities to play in bands since bass players are high demand
3 - the rickenbacker 4003 is a superbad bass
4 - I don't want to say easy to learn because that would be ignorant and i know playing bass well is hard...buuut there are no chords

If i were to pickup the bass
what do i need to know before i do?
and can you guys give me some more reasons to convince me otherwise?

thanks fellas


i gravitated to bass mainly because everyone i knew though it was a crap instrument unlike guitar its real potential is hidden and requires alot of skill to play something meaningful with it. i think that i have now opened there eyes to bass and how cool it can be.....and there are chords with bass
#4
To be honest, after playing for a while I have found chords are easier than bass lines. That is, if you're not talking about simple walking lines.

I#ve played both for a while, and I would say bass is a greater challenge, although it's more rewarding if you do it well. I say go with bass.
I'm a Fire, and I'll Burn.Burn.Burn.
#5
I had the same desicion a little while ago.
PICK UP BASS!
I got one for christmas but even if u pick up a cheapo bass that'll do.
There are FAR to many gutiarists around here to get any bands properly together.
We always ended up having bands with 3 guitarists
Seagulls,the chicken of the ocean.

Originally posted by Gunpowder:
Everyone just jumps on the bandwagon and gives the same advice in these situations. You know what? I'm going to be different. Call the firemen.
#6
As Gnarles Barkley once said, no decision should ever take more than three seconds. Play bass.