A newb in need of advice

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Rhysr98, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. mambo4

    mambo4

    Jun 9, 2006
    Dallas
    be sure to learn what safe technique involves

    Adam Neely has good stuff on this:
    left hand:

    right hand:

    Gary Willis on finger pressure:
     
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  2. Rhysr98

    Rhysr98

    Oct 9, 2014
  3. LanEvo

    LanEvo Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2008
    Manhattan
    This is the one I was talking about:



    It's 1.5 hrs of pure gold for a beginner
     
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  4. I bookmarked that site. Well worth our time.
     
  5. Lo-E

    Lo-E

    Dec 19, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    There's nothing at all wrong with what you have there. With a good setup, that bass could serve you well right up to playing gigs.
    Years ago, beginners' instruments were very poor quality - some almost unplayable - but, in recent years, the difference between beginners' basses and mid-level pro-quality basses has gotten much smaller. Thanks to modern manufacturing, it's almost impossible to buy a truly bad bass anymore. There's still a difference in quality, of course, but even the worst of the worst will serve a beginner well for a while. There's no reason to even consider upgrading until you've gotten your feet wet and know what you like.
     
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