#1
I've been playing accoustic guitar now for about 2 years. I learn in my (very limited) spare time, so I'm not very good. But I love it and it's a lot of fun to be able to play some of my favourite songs. Just a few chords and a strumming pattern and I can play some pretty recognisable tunes

But I kinda have this hankering to learn to play bass instead. I'm not sure whether my interest is genuine, or whether I'm just getting a bit bored the guitar and want to try something different -- which is pretty common for me. I change hobbies a fair bit. I don't have any opportunities to try it out since none of my friends are bass players (which is actually one of the aspects that appeals to me).

So my question is this... how do you know you are a bass player? And how do you know you are a guitar player? Or do you just <i>know</i>. Like you are born that way
#2
well, do you want to play bass?

that might help
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#3
usually bas players are the people who don't really like showing off. they're more like the sort of people who just want to stand back and know that they are the reason everything is running perfectly.

A guitar player is more the kinda of person who wants people to think hes awesome.

Im sure someone will say it better then me.
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usually bas players are the people who don't really like showing off. they're more like the sort of people who just want to stand back and know that they are the reason everything is running perfectly.

A guitar player is more the kinda of person who wants people to think hes awesome.

Im sure someone will say it better then me.


Actually, from my experience, you've hit it pretty good there. Every bassist I know is pretty laid back in comparison to the guitarists I know.

Another thing to look for: Do you love the groove of a funky bassline? If so, you might be a bassist.
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usually bas players are the people who don't really like showing off. they're more like the sort of people who just want to stand back and know that they are the reason everything is running perfectly.

A guitar player is more the kinda of person who wants people to think hes awesome.

Im sure someone will say it better then me.


Bullseye. Just like Rev said us bassists tend to be laid back and just simply love a good bass line. Listen to your favourite songs and see if you prefer the guitar parts over the bass lines.
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Actually, from my experience, you've hit it pretty good there. Every bassist I know is pretty laid back in comparison to the guitarists I know.

Another thing to look for: Do you love the groove of a funky bassline? If so, you might be a bassist.


Sure. As a guitar player I definitely do not aspire to being a fancy shredder. I much prefer simple, good quality rhythm playing.