#1
Hello, im in a bit of a pickle at the moment. I am on the borderline of what to buy. I have been playing guitar for probably just over year now, (which is going quite well i think, people who have been playing 2 + more yrs then me have said im better then them already... heh lol), on an acoustic Yamaha and a squier strat (black + chrome ver), and im quite interested in playing Bass guitar.

Now heres where im getting into a bit of trouble in deciding, so i was hoping people who have more experience in the whole subject could help with. I dont know if i should upgrade my strat for a better guitar, for one with humbuckers (probably an epiphone SG), and play guitar for a few more years before trying to expand how much i can play.

Or should i go and buy a bass and amp and increase the amount i can play now, as the style of playing is very different to guitar? Just how big of a change is it to play bass? I need as much as information as possible to come to a final decision.

Cheers, (sorry for the text wall).
#2
The thing is that the bass is a different instrument from a guitar, and should be treated and played as such.

Thereofre, whatever you'll decide, it wouldnt get you any better on the other instrument.
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#3
i'd say stick at guitar because you haven't been playing long and thus if you get a bass you'll neglect to play guitar during the honeymoon period* and your skills will start to slip

*honeymoon period - the period of time after buying a piece of gear where you think it's the best thing in the world. can last anywhere from 2 days to a month
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The thing is that the bass is a different instrument from a guitar, and should be treated and played as such.

Thereofre, whatever you'll decide, it wouldnt get you any better on the other instrument.

that said, ive played guitar since i was 4, and the transition from guitar to bass was really smooth. just the knowledge of the fretboard is a massive help.
#5
Bass is a formidable instrument to play, it's largely a strength skill, so yeah you have to treat it as said up there differently