#1
Now, recently (around 7 months) I have been playing the electric guitar and now days my teacher has been skipping lessons on me. None-the-less I am going to attempt to find a different teacher; however ever since I've played guitar I've always wanted to try playing the bass. Something, just clicked with the sound; and everything about it. However I'm only 16 right now and need to concentrate on studies when school starts; and I only have an hour or two to play guitar in total if at all so I cannot get a job. Before my teacher stopped contacting me he recommended I buy a new amp and guitar so my parents went with it and bought me something for once in a long time and got me a PRS SE Custom and a Line 6 Spider amp which I am extremely happy with (I guess my parents like me playing music). However, now that that's there and every time I attempt to think of a way to somehow obtain a bass and play it; it reminds me how much they spent on a guitar for me and just makes it harder for me to obtain a bass to play on my own. Does anyone have any ideas? I'd like to get this out of the way before I find another guitar teacher, once again abiding the fact I want to play the bass.

Also, is it true that learning guitar helps you get better at bass overall and is an easy transition? (nonetheless I want a bass; they sound wonderful and I think I would make a good bass player; considering I normally like to take the less-liked or less-played type of instruments or things in games and sports, etc. and always ended up loving it)
#2
If bass is what you want, go for bass and don't let anyone tell you different. Bass has a different tuning, but you can still read the tabs the same. And yes, guitar to bass is not that much of a transition in my opinion. but others may tell you differently.
#3
Yeah, go for bass. If you know the bass-ics on guitar, you can transition comfortably.
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If bass is what you want, go for bass and don't let anyone tell you different. Bass has a different tuning, but you can still read the tabs the same. And yes, guitar to bass is not that much of a transition in my opinion. but others may tell you differently.


What? Bass standard tuning is EADG which is the same as the low 4 strings on a guitar, just an octave down.

To TS: You should get a cheap bass and see if you like playing it. I got one from my friend and now I play both guitar and bass equally.
#7
How is your Line 6 Spider amp treating you?

I heard you can get some killer tone... :facepalm.jpg:
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#8
^fail right there son.
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#11
Honestly, itll be easy to pick up. Try it, i think its an awesome way to branch out in music.
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#14
Thanks for the responses guys. Are Line 6's really THAT horrible? >_>;; Crap, I guess my teacher lied to me, then.
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That's true, but he got himself a nice guitar, he should get a nice amp to do justice to it. NOT a Spider III.


I own a Gibson SG Standard with a Line 6 Spider III
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I own a Gibson SG Standard with a Line 6 Spider III


oh, man , that's NOT fair with the poor guitar. even though i have an awesome guitar but just good amp

Edit: i saw in your profile, why the hell do you have an Epiphone SG if you already have a Gibson one? Sell it and save for a nicer amp.
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I own a Gibson SG Standard with a Line 6 Spider III

Get this man a better amp. Now. Please. Somebody. Do Something.
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oh, man , that's NOT fair with the poor guitar. even though i have an awesome guitar but just good amp

Edit: i saw in your profile, why the hell do you have an Epiphone SG if you already have a Gibson one? Sell it and save for a nicer amp.


The Epiphone was a present on my 12th birthday, I bought the Gibson a year ago in L.A. myself.
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#22
I got a bass for $50 because I wanted to switch over. It's not that huge of a switch except slap is kinda hard to get at first. You should've looked for a Spider II. They're so much better than the III's. I love mine believe it or not.
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What bass should I get for my first?


Squier P-Bass, or Jazz Bass. Awesome instruments for the price, and classic shape/tone.

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