#1
hey guys. so iv been playing guitar for about 6 years. iv always liked it but my playing style has always been rhythm and as my band calls it "bass orented". so about 2 years ago i was in the right place at the right time and bought a new peavy bass for cheap. iv always messed around with it but the past 4 months or so iv been really focusing on bass. i think its time to make the switch from a rhythm guitarist to a bassist. tonight i have an audition for a band to be there bassist. i feel good that i can get teh gig. i just wanted to get that off my chest because well this is a bass thread and i need some incourgement that im doing the right thing. there is somthing about laying down the bass line that has just got me hooked. should i return my jackson guitar?
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#2
NO! Keep your guitar for if you want it in the future. You never know, you might want two bands...one where you're bass, and one where you're guitar.

but YES I feel you are doing the right thing if you enjoy bass. Music is about having fun...if you aren't happy in a band you shouldn't bother with the band, simple fact of life.
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#4
I'd definitely hang on to the guitar - it's often easier to get down your first ideas for a song on a guitar than a bass.
#5
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definitely doing the right thing. you enjoy it more. the world needs more bassists.



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#6
good luck man, only you can say for certain if it's the right thing but good luck none the less

and either keep your jackson or give it to me
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#7
I play both guitar and bass but I sometimes find it hard to juggle both and focus on one more than the other but if you can play both and be in two bands then keep your old guitar.
#8
As a rhythm guitarist who also landed on bass as a primary instrument--keep your guitar. I sold mine a while back and yes, I regret it. Now that we once again have both guitars and basses in the house, I find that if I start to get stale or hit a roadblock with with playing bass that going back to rhythm for a day or two can help me gain perspective and a fresh outlook on my bass playing.

And Boyce is correct, I find guitar is much easier to work out songs than bass.
#9
i probably should have been a little clearer, i just want to get rid of my jackson, not all my guitars. i have an SG that would be my main guitarl. the reason i want to get rid of the jackson is i just payed 700 bucks for it. i have alot of other guitars. id rather spend that 700 bucks on a bass lol but thanks for the encourgement.
I drive a big chevy truck

Jackson DKMGT
Epiphone SG
VOX-AD30VT
Peavey BXP bass
Yamaha 12 string acoustic
Behringer BX1800 Bass amp
KORG toneworks pandora's box PX4D
BOSS overdrive/distortion
#10
personally, when I'm playing in a band I'd prefer to be playing a quaver (quarternote) 1 tone bassline than a guitar solo.
I'd say if you like the sound of the bass over guitar, for christs sake play bass. don't return your guitar however, I can guarentee you'll miss being able to relax and strum chords.