What time I spent practicing an instrument. 95% of my time was playing guitar and maybe 5% playing bass if that. I can play lead guitar over blues changes pretty well and rythmn guitar. Chet Atkins Mr. Sandman, Chinatown my China town, Johnny B Goode so forth. I posted a earlier post about auditioning for a band for the first time. There is an opening for a bass player in a cover band. They have had a few gigs at bars. I used to work with the lead guitar player at a job six years ago and he calls me my friend. We are not close just an acquitance. The band needs a bass player. I have Ibanez bass and few instruction books. A big book of bass tab. I don't own a bass amplifier.. My first album I played all the bass parts. Do guitar players make decent bass players? How well does guitar playing skills transfer over to bass? Should I make an effort and learn their songs for an audition? Could I rent a bass amp from a music store for an audition? I am dying to be in a band. Will my inexperience hold me back? Is it worth going after? What do you look for a bass player when auditioning? Since I am friends with the lead guitar player could that give me an edge over the other musicians who try out?
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Guitar player to become a bass player to be in a band (merged with bass gear thread)