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just joined the bass "army"

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:16 am
by jaybee
after about 35 years on guitar, I just joined the bass "army" - I want to make some demo's and using the 'guitar to bass' convertor on my BOSS BR864 didn't really satisfy me, so I bought me a cheap "Skylark" (that's all it says on it) bass - actually VERY cheap, as I bought it 2nd hand for €48... it needed some setting up (lower strings, truss rod adjustment, etc) but now it feels fine. Don't know about the sound though, as I haven't had a chance to plug it in (not being at home where my gear is), but I DID play along to a 3CD "best of vlues" set I gave my girlfriend for Christmas, and I'm starting to "get the feel"... which worries me a little bit, if I get 'BASS GAS' the way I have GTR GAS', I'm in for another expensive hobby... :roll:

actually I feel the first GAS coming up already, since I'm already thinking about whether I should buy an little amp or a "bass pod", just in case I go out to jam...

Re: just joined the bass "army"

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:23 pm
by jeffl
Holy Cow Jaybee, that's kind of a shock. You weren't even forced into it by playin' with a group without a bassist....? I've hardly ever seen anybody make that switch without basically falling on the sword for the band,lol! I think bass is a cool instrument, but I'm guessin' it's alot harder on your hands and it's not exactly an instrument you can use to serenade your girlfriend,ha. Best wishes though.

Re: just joined the bass "army"

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:54 am
by oleman
Welcome to the world of "Bottom feeders"! I was one who fell on my sword for the band. First bass guitar, then fretless acoustic/electric; then i figured go all the way and get an upright. Best musical decision I ever made. 3 years later and gigging with a couple bands, l strictly blues and the other Django jazz and western swing. I love the Bass!!

Re: just joined the bass "army"

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:03 am
by mike932
Bass Players do it with fewer strings attached