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crovax3000 wrote:
if you got a lot of money, get an upright, it sounds awesome! but not many bands usem..
i got a regular bass guitar, but i havent used it for a while


Haha, I don't know any bands that use an upright.  It's more classical I think, and costs like, $2000.  I don't play bass, but I know a lot of people that do, it's a cool instrument.


The bassist from Sublime played an upright!
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Well, bass is very easy if you already know how to play the guitar IMO.  BTW, I play the drums. Smiley Tongue
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If you play guitar you already know how to play base. There is really nothing to learn if you already know guitars.Smiley Happy


Yeah, I have no doubt I can play one... but the anatomy of a bass is different from a guitar, and there are a few other different things

I just wanted to get a little advice from bassists!
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LBC_DEMON wrote:
If you play guitar you already know how to play base. There is really nothing to learn if you already know guitars.Smiley Happy


Yeah, I have no doubt I can play one... but the anatomy of a bass is different from a guitar, and there are a few other different things

I just wanted to get a little advice from bassists!


Hmm Well I am a drummer, guitarist and bassist so I just suggest you know your scales and bass will be easy.
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Pavo Loco wrote:


LBC_DEMON wrote:
If you play guitar you already know how to play base. There is really nothing to learn if you already know guitars.Smiley Happy


Yeah, I have no doubt I can play one... but the anatomy of a bass is different from a guitar, and there are a few other different things

I just wanted to get a little advice from bassists!


Hmm Well I am a drummer, guitarist and bassist so I just suggest you know your scales and bass will be easy.


Do you like the bass as well as the guitar?
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Do you like the bass as well as the guitar?


Sure. I think I like playing bass a little more. I always wanted to have a bass when I was young. My dad told me that getting a guitar was better. I didn't believe him but he eventually got me an electric guitar. I am glad that he made that decision for me because he was absolutely correct. Once I learned guitar I knew how to play bass. If I would have started with bass and then picked up a guitar I wouldn't know how to work a guitar.

I think I like playing bass a little more because I like the rythmn that comes with it. It excentuates both the guitar and the drums when playing together so it encompasses quite a bit of a song.
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Hey, I really know nothing about the bass, but I'm going to buy a bass guitar!

I may hate it, I may love it!  But, should I get a 5 string?

Besides the extra string, is there any difference?

Also, the fifth string, is it a higher string or lower string?

On a 7 string guitar, it's an extra low string, and on an 8 string guitar it has a extra low string and an extra high string!

Should I get a 5 string, or just wait until I'm more experienced?
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I play bass. Don't use a pick. If you do, make sure it's as thick as you can get it. People say to not use your thumb, don't listen to them. Works great when playing notes on the E cord. With electric, you use a pick. So you'll have to get used to using your bare fingers. Use your thumb, index, and middle finger on your striking hand, and on your sliding hand, it's all up to you. I like to use mostly my index and middle finger, and my thumb when playing the E cord. Pick up a cheap Fender. Good luck.
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If you play guitar you already know how to play base. There is really nothing to learn if you already know guitars.Smiley Happy



Yeah. Whatever the hell that means. Bass is totally different.
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LBC_DEMON wrote:
If you play guitar you already know how to play base. There is really nothing to learn if you already know guitars.Smiley Happy



Yeah. Whatever the hell that means. Bass is totally different.


mmm... I've heard that from a million people though!

my dad's friend, who kind of taught me to play guitar, plays guiat, bass, mandolin, banjo, violin, cello, drums, and a lot others I cant remember... and he said if you can play guitar, you already know how to play bass, but you just don't realize it!
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