#1
Im new to the guitar / bass world, Im stuck on what to get, either a bass or a electric guitar. I went to the shop to decide, but I still couldnt. The guitar sounds pretty awesome, but then I also went to my friends house to play his bass with his rather loud amp with lots of distortion and on clean, and I was pretty amazed...the ground was shaking! It felt pretty good. I also tried out guitars at the shop, theyre awesome as well, but I simply cannot choose(I can play smoke on the water on the guitar, the bassline on bass, the intro to for whom the bell tolls and the first bit of walk idiot walk on bass.).... Which one do you think I should get?/ Direct me into your thoughts on this topic etc.

I will pretty much play at home most of the time though. oh, and if I chose bass it would be good as I know exactly what bass and amp I want, If I chose guitar, I'm still thinking on which one to get. I hope you can help me

I'll post this in both forums to see the varied responses.
#2
Quote by imdeth smells
Im new to the guitar / bass world, Im stuck on what to get, either a bass or a electric guitar. I went to the shop to decide, but I still couldnt. The guitar sounds pretty awesome, but then I also went to my friends house to play his bass with his rather loud amp with lots of distortion and on clean, and I was pretty amazed...the ground was shaking! It felt pretty good. I also tried out guitars at the shop, theyre awesome as well, but I simply cannot choose(I can play smoke on the water on the guitar, the bassline on bass, the intro to for whom the bell tolls and the first bit of walk idiot walk on bass.).... Which one do you think I should get?/ Direct me into your thoughts on this topic etc.

I will pretty much play at home most of the time though. oh, and if I chose bass it would be good as I know exactly what bass and amp I want, If I chose guitar, I'm still thinking on which one to get. I hope you can help me

I'll post this in both forums to see the varied responses.


Get both.
#3
*reported*

you registered today, a nickname making fun of a user here, and multi thread ?
#4
Quote by Woozye
*reported*

you registered today, a nickname making fun of a user here, and multi thread ?

I don't think imdeth will mind, I think he will be honoured that someone cares enough to make the effort.

Tbh, I think bass may be more beneficial in a way. Bassists (who practice) often have a much better feel for rhythm than guitarists (they are the rhythm section).

Bass also means you will have alot more opportunities to join bands, alot of bands seem to have trouble finding bassists.

Although guitar, atleast to me, is a much more diverse instrument and allows for more variation and experimenting.
#5
Quote by Regression

Although guitar, atleast to me, is a much more diverse instrument and allows for more variation and experimenting.


I saw that the same guy posted the same thread in both sub forums, and decided to see what guitarist comments were going to be In response to this, I think a more accurate way of describing the entire experimentation thing is "you get out what you put in" as opposed to one instrument allowing for more variation and experimentation than the other.
#6
Delirium's right, but it also depends on what you WANT to get out of it. If you want to be the hero (or even, play most songs by yourself in your room), you'll probably - though not necessarily - want a guitar.