I've got one on my Ibanez RG and I love it. Most people hate it because of the problems with tuning, but I have never had a problem. in fact unless I am moving my guitar outside I hardly ever tune it. I love nose diving but the only majour downfall is that when setting up the guitar or havign a service it costs more because it does take that little bit longer.
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I played for 4 years then switched to bass about 4 years ago. There are differences, it's not as simple as most people think. I would recommend that you go for it but havein mind that after the begining you may find it hard to progress if you just think about guitar methods. It's all about practice and just adjusting to the new feel. At the end of the day it is a brand new instrument.
I've got an Ibanez RG470 in black and to be honest I think it's slightly boring looking. So I've thought up the idea of puting on a pickguard, at the moment it has none. Are there any which can be screwed on? I'm willing to buy it from ebay or somewhere and then get a guitar shop to fit it - obviously there are no holes to screw it into and they have to be made... advice please?
Thanks for all the replies. Those suggestions average around 100£ which is an alright price to pay I suppose. But now i've got so much choice, I may have to just try them out somewhere. Anyone know if any of the above can act as a preamp and are good for recording?
I'm thinking about buying a multi-effects pedal. Something with a Wah on it and possibly some bass effects too (if they exist). I have a medium sized budget but have no idea where to start. Anyone got any clues?
I've seen this in transparent black and it looks awesome - ive never played one but would love to get my hadns on one, although i've never been a fan of a 5 stringer. What style of music is it best used for? Do they do a fopur string version? is it called the k4?
In my opinion bass starts off very basic and with a bit of practice anyone can fill a role as a basic bass player in a band but then when it comes to making bass lines and not just doing the standard things like playing the same notes as the guitarist, it can get harder and needs a lot more practice. I never had any lessons but I did learn guitar so its slightly different for me but enough practice can get you to play anything.
You can use a pick all you want but its all down to personal preference - I wouldnt ever use one because for me bass is all about using your fingers no matter how much strumming you might have to do - its all about the pain and making that sweet sound flow.
What I did was I picked different styles of music and just tried to copy what I heard either by tab or by ear.
2 other things I like doing is to either make up a bass line in my head and then work it out or take a bass line I know and change it to sound as different as possible for example take santanas Primvera and make it sound like a Chili peppers bass line just by changing the way I play it.