Nice. Very nice. Some background to the original post: I have a project going on and I sort of put it on a slow burner because I wanted to play bass *the right way*, if you know what I mean (i.e. there isn't a right way or wrong way on most instruments as long as you don't injure yourself). And after playing for a couple of days, I am reallllyy itching to start laying bass track for my demo that I can send out to some labels.
Been playing guitar ten years, drums two years, bass four days. I'm 30, so not exactly getting younger. I'd ideally like to be able to include a "band" profile in which the 3 (1) members are not gray-haired or going bald
I have pretty sound fretboard knowledge for someone that has never had a teacher or been fortunate enough to consider music as a full-time career option. In that sense, making the transition to bass-playing was fun, my left hand is not sore because I've already been playing with 0.14 to 0.68 strings.
My right hand, unfortunately blistered up after day 1 and by day 3, I couldn't get the strings to sound out. I don't have an amp, so I'm playing through my recording interface into monitors, but getting a decent volume is difficult unless I don't play the thing like a little girl.
With a pick, it was like not really having to learn a new instrument, which is how I want to approach this thing, because it is, a completely different instrument from guitar and I acknowledge it.
That is the reason why I want to delay my project beyond the Mayan End of the World date, so that I can explore the instrument more and focus less on just doing the easiest thing possible, or taking the easy way out. And that, gentlemen, is the conundrum I found myself faced with and burdened you with in turn
- Arvind Jayaram/Jimmy Rage/Reggae Mangle
PS: Thanks for the advice on ht practicality of slapping on something with a string width like this. I read a lot of posts where people explained that a wider string width facilitated such styles. It won't really come into play in this project (will it?), but I like the idea of being more than a one-trick pony. 13-mm sounds insane, that's like my Fender HM Strat's fretboard.