Shadowz_at_Dawn
That Shadowz Guy
Join date: Feb 2006
328 IQ
#1
alright heres whats going on. I'm in a band with conky420. the band is sorta dormant, there isnt enough people. we both play guitar and we're having trouble finding other people to play cuz everyone in this town who plays an instrument is usually playing guitar. so we both want to play gutiar for the band. but conky420 duznt wanna play bass cuz he sez he sucks at it. and I have this sound that he duznt have for guitar, no offense conky420. and it would make it alot easier if i just take bass lessons and play bass for the band. but i fear if i play bass the band would lose my punkish sound. do we search for a bassist or do we take an easier route and lose a sound in the process?
gynther flynt
Registered User
Join date: Jan 2005
594 IQ
#2
play the instrument that you want to play. it's no use to anyone if you play bass unwillingly. i suggest you search for a bass player.
eviledge87
The Wanker Banker
Join date: Mar 2006
429 IQ
#3
play what you want to play, unless you can magically play bass the way you play guitar
Forcemaster
Registered User
Join date: Dec 2005
874 IQ
#4
I'd say get a bass player, you wont be any good a bass player after just a few lessons, even if you played beforehand.
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Shadowz_at_Dawn
That Shadowz Guy
Join date: Feb 2006
328 IQ
#5
Quote by Forcemaster
I'd say get a bass player, you wont be any good a bass player after just a few lessons, even if you played beforehand.

true true
NotAJock2Day
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Join date: Apr 2006
775 IQ
#6
Guitar players to tend to adjust pretty well to bass once they get the muscle for it. Most play with a pick though, which isn't terrible even if it's frowned upon sometimes. Uh... wouldn't try magically switching, take a break and give yourself time to switch mate. Otherwise you'll be playing root notes until the rest of the band is sick of you. The (obvious) string gauge difference will also make you play slower than you'd like at first.