#1
Ive been playing guitar for about a year and thought that its similar to a Bass, This was soon to be corrected when I tried my friends bass to find I could barely play a somewhat crappy riff. But I love the funky sound. should i grab some cash and go buy a bass to practice and play or just stick to guitar?

Any suggestions for a cheap Practice Bass that doesn't inherently sound like ass. Oh, and im left-handed so im pretty limited for my choices for one.
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#2
Just get an acoustic n tune it like a bass or something, thats what i mess around on
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#3
Guitar first. People get stupid and try to take on loads of instruments at one. Guitar to Piano is the main offender. Get the guitar good first. My opinion.
#5
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Just get an acoustic n tune it like a bass or something, thats what i mess around on

Thanks, ill do that.
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#6
That's impossible. You can not tune a guitar like a bass. A good starting bass would be something like an ibanez soundgear or a washburn taurus.
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#7
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Guitar first. People get stupid and try to take on loads of instruments at one. Guitar to Piano is the main offender. Get the guitar good first. My opinion.

Ok, I can say with a bit of pride that im not great but I don't sound like ass(anymore) so ill take the guy who posted above somewhere's Idea and tune my acoustic to a bass tuning and fiddle around.
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#8
Quote by Friedmaniac
That's impossible. You can not tune a guitar like a bass. A good starting bass would be something like an ibanez soundgear or a washburn taurus.

Why not? It's not against the laws of physics. Sure, the strings will be a bit floppy, but it will work.
#9
How would one tune a guitar like a bass?

It's the same thing, but with lower pitches, guitar strings don't go that low....


Anyway, I think basses are fun to play with, if you want one to mess around with, go ahead and buy one.
#10
Yeah that wont work, but go ahead and try to tune it like a bass. You will still suck when you try to play a regular bass. Just letting you know. The Ibanez bass listed above is good starter though. Good luck
#11
Quote by Kanthras
Why not? It's not against the laws of physics. Sure, the strings will be a bit floppy, but it will work.

Uh, no. At the bass range the strings would be falling off the fretboard when held sideways. A.K.A. no it will not work.
#12
Just get a cheap Ibanez bass or Fender
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#13
Maybe try a Dean bass. They're not great but not absolutely horrible.
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#14
Right, I'm going to clear something up here.

Anyone before post 10 aren't bassists, eveidently.

Secondly, if you want to learn how to play bass BUY A DAMN BASS. If you wanted to learn trumpet, you wouldn't buy a trombone, would you?

Bass is a strength instrument. Learning how to play basslines on an acoustic guitar will not serve you well. Trust me.
#15
Quote by Friedmaniac
That's impossible. You can not tune a guitar like a bass. A good starting bass would be something like an ibanez soundgear or a washburn taurus.


you can actualy, ive done it before. mind you it does sound very ****ty and the strings are loose, so IMO get a real bass not an acoustic
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#16
maybe an acoustic bass??? anyways. if you have the money go for it. most guitarists i know buy a bass to mess around with at some point. just make sure you stick to practicing your main instrument more. wether it stays guitar or switches to bass.
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#18
i play both and i say if u REALLY wnt to try it out get an ibanez or Fender Squier and test it out and if you like it then advance up to a better bass AND play guitar at the same time.thats what i do. that way you have more opportunities.
#19
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Right, I'm going to clear something up here.

Anyone before post 10 aren't bassists, eveidently.

Secondly, if you want to learn how to play bass BUY A DAMN BASS. If you wanted to learn trumpet, you wouldn't buy a trombone, would you?

Bass is a strength instrument. Learning how to play basslines on an acoustic guitar will not serve you well. Trust me.



I play bass.
#20
I recommend buying a bass. Honestly though, you can't tune a guitar like a bass. Go ahead and get like a cheap Squier or Ibanez. If you try playing a guitar like a bass, when you finally play a real bass, you won't be prepared for the thick, heavy strings. Trust me.
#22
Quote by FaceTheBass
Get a bass.

Use the guitar for firewood.


Hahaha.

Hell yeah.

Just buy a cheap Squier.