#1
been playing electric guitar for over 8 years. Would it be a good idea to pickup the bass as a secondary instrument? pros and cons?
Last edited by brenton393 at Oct 19, 2015,
#3
Maybe you should drop the bass and do more relevant things in music, like dropping the bass.

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#4
yeah sure.
pros -- you can play guitar, so picking up bass guitar should be pretty easy.
cons -- idk, having to buy new gear?
#5
Oh, and there's really no answer to your question other than it really just matters as to whether or not you'll enjoy it, which you won't know until you try.
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#7
pros: Technique is instantly transferable, bass amps sound way cooler when you play your regular 6 strings through them, new experience/learning thing which is cool and will be rewarding

cons: although basic technique is transferable bass is a different instrument and needs to be approached differently, its a more physically demanding instrument I've found, fret spaces being bigger ect leads to cramping more and it can be harder to fret and get good technique/playing down. Unless you want to be a proper scrub and play your bass through a regular guitar amp (and blow the speaker) you'll need to spend even more money getting an amp. Bass is a backing instrument and many people find it quite lackluster to play, preferring more "exciting" things

I started out on guitar and switched to bass (still play my guitar from time to time but I'm 95% bass now). I'd recommend finding a cheap second hand bass if you're interested, go into a local music shop and ask to try some of the cheap basses out and see how you feel. I mean I'd recommend getting one anyway if you're really interested as the two instruments are very similar

but then again I'd recommend anyone trying a new instrument, I'm still looking at getting a cheap keyboard/piano
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#8
I've found that getting into bands as a bass player is way easier than as a guitarist, since everyone and their mother already plays guitar
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