04-21-2013 04:22 PM
Don't get me wrong, I appreciate listening to a good bass player. Playing with one is even better. I actually enjoy playing the thing myself now and then, but as an instrument I just don't find them as interesting as guitars. With guitars, I get the whole "ooh, I need to add a Les Paul to my collection" or "I need a Tele for that country twang" but to me, a bass is just a bass. Sure, some of them are nicer to play than others, but I've got one nice bass, it cost me £115 brand new about 8 years ago and I see no reason to buy any more.
Anybody going to convince me otherwise?
04-21-2013 04:35 PM
04-21-2013 04:40 PM
I wouldn't mind adding a Carvin 5 or 6 string to the collection someday.
04-21-2013 04:51 PM
You are obviously a guitarist. As a bass player it get the same must have for different basses as you do with Guitars. I am the oppersite of you as i think most guitars all sound the same ha ha
04-21-2013 05:24 PM
I'm sure a lot of people don't even hear the bass in their favorite songs.
They can be considered boring because they are not a lead instrument. They are rhythm and counterpoint.
Now when someone plays bass as a lead instrument.... uh, no way. No bass solos!
04-21-2013 05:27 PM
Well, its kinda hard to improve on a Pbass.
I guess you could say the same thing about a Telecaster too.
I'm a guitard at heart, but I get more gigs on bass. I got 2. The big one gets me the gigs, the electric is for when the big one is too impractical.
If I didnt love gitars so much, Id prob own 1/2 doz basses. There is a lot of variation amount them. I've owned Fenders, a Ric, a Fernandez, Guild Acoutic/ELectrics, but they never seem to stick around. They always get traded or sold for a damn guitar.
04-21-2013 05:47 PM
Basses are cool. And it seems bass builders are more creative than most guitar builders. But I really don't hear a lot of difference from one bass to another. Maybe I just don't listen for it.
04-21-2013 07:04 PM
04-21-2013 08:02 PM - edited 04-21-2013 08:03 PM
I'm extremely picky about basses, actually. It's just that it was very easy to nail down exactly what I want, but when you have a bass that isn't quite responding the right way, it's very frustrating.
yea this last electric, an SX P/J cheapy I got after finding myself without a slab and needing one, took me quite a while to get dialed in to my liking. Truss rod tweaks, 2-3 sets of different strings,nut work, finally settling on flats, also a different amp, before I got it where I was happy with both the feel and the sound. It still has a scratchy tone pot, but I live with it for the time being as its only a backup for my upright.
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