#1
Was it worth it? I'm thinking of buying an acoustic bass. I find myself sometimes going with the bass instead of the guitar when listening to music.

So should I?


sorry for the short thread but I don't got much to say.
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#4
Like everybody so far has said, it's hard to get a decent cheap acoustic bass. You're better off with getting an electric. I also suggest unless you absolutely have to don't sell your electric guitar or "make the switch" as put it. There's nothing that says you have to focus on one instrument.
#5
I'm only thinking of acoustic because i'm too cheap to buy an amp.

So I will get an at least $300 bass. Good enough?
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#6
As a guitarist who like to mess around with bass on the side, I say go for it. Bass is fun to play. It's got a whole different feel and dynamic to it. You'll most likely start out playing bass like a guitar, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but that will force you to relearn how you play music in general and in the end you will be better at both.

my two cents...

alsi I know nothing about acoustic basses, but you can get a pretty good electric bass and a small practice amp for not much more than your $300 if your willing to save a bit more.
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Last edited by justinb904 at Nov 8, 2009,
#7
Quote by vinnie-watt5
So I will get an at least $300 bass. Good enough?

For $300 you could get a Squier (not a piece of crap brand as it is in the guitar world), or an Ibanez GSR200 and a good practice amp. Your probably better going with something like that over an acoustic bass.
Also, remember that the bass is a different instrument that just looks similar to a guitar, try it first, and remember its going to take a good deal of time and effort to adjust.

EDIT: sorry, that last part came out wrong. Trying to say, a bass is a different beast, it is most definitely not a 4 string guitar, it just happens to look like one. Therefore, treat it as if you are learning a completely different instrument.
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Last edited by Tostitos at Nov 8, 2009,
#9
Quote by Casketcreep
A bass is not a four string guitar.

If that's in response to my very poorly worded statement above, post edited
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