#3
Then don't get an Ibanez?

I feel sorry for people who play left handed guitars and basses. I happen to be left handed actually, but I play guitar "right handed".
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Quote by Les Paul Ell
Then don't get an Ibanez?

I feel sorry for people who play left handed guitars and basses. I happen to be left handed actually, but I play guitar "right handed".


i agree, i am left handed and i have always played bass normally, i will never understand why people play left handed...
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Quote by Taygunov
i agree, i am left handed and i have always played bass normally, i will never understand why people play left handed...


I think that it's better for left handed people to play right handed guitars, then their dominant hand is on the fretboard. Perhaps even right people should play left handed guitars.
#7
i have no idea how so many posters here came to that consensus but seriously there is an l bass shortage
#8
My husband plays guitar and bass lefthanded. He's tried both ways and finds its much easier to play a left handed instrument. I think its really going to vary from person to person and how dominant the hand preference is.
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Quote by Les Paul Ell
Then don't get an Ibanez?

I feel sorry for people who play left handed guitars and basses. I happen to be left handed actually, but I play guitar "right handed".


I do this aswell, it does help for fretting technique although your plucking technique suffers, both for stamina and speed.

I suggest looking outside of ibanez, it's hard being lefty in a right hand world, atleast were not getting our hands whipped for writing left handed anymore though.
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#13
Yamaha makes some decent left handed basses. I may just buy a used Yamaha BB414L for Mr. Tam since he has shown a desire to learn bass.
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Quote by Les Paul Ell
I think that it's better for left handed people to play right handed guitars, then their dominant hand is on the fretboard. Perhaps even right people should play left handed guitars.


I know, I've never understood why you waste your dominant hand on plucking the strings. And it's even worse for guitarists using a pick, because you need even less dexterity.
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I've tried the righty version of that one. It's actually very nice
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#16
playing normally is not playing right handed. not everybody is right handed. and im left handed. i play a right handed guitar like a lefty. so i just flip it.
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Quote by kugelspot
I know, I've never understood why you waste your dominant hand on plucking the strings. And it's even worse for guitarists using a pick, because you need even less dexterity.


There was a study done out there a while back, but I can't seem to locate it at the moment. In reality your dominant hand is doing all the creative work when you play guitar or bass. Once you teach your non-dominant hand where things are on the fretboard, its your dominant hand that determines the rhythm, timbre and feel of the music you are playing--the creative side of the equation.

Depending on the degree of dominance, it is possible to teach your non-dominant hand to take over the creative side of things--i.e. the left handed person playing a right handed instrument.
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Quote by kugelspot
I know, I've never understood why you waste your dominant hand on plucking the strings. And it's even worse for guitarists using a pick, because you need even less dexterity.



The theory is that your fretting hand stays in the same place a lot, whereas your plucking hand is always moving with every single note. It's less about dexterity and more about strength.

I'm a lefty playing a righty bass and while it feels pretty natural to me, playing with a pick is difficult as hell and really stamina draining.

Edit: Yeah, what Anarkee said too.
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