bass question

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ducatijason, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. ducatijason


    Jun 26, 2003
    I have been playing guitar for about a half a year. I have been thinking about starting bass, but i wont stop guitar. For those of you who play both, is it hard to play both if youve only been playing guitar as long as me, or should i wait a while.
  2. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    To me they are two different instruments. Each one has its own approach, so I don't feel that it is difficult switching between the two. You might try renting or borrowing a bass for a month and see if you are comfortable moving between the two instruments.

  3. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    I picked up guitar 3 months before bass. Still play both.
  4. ducatijason


    Jun 26, 2003
    How long have you been playing CS?
  5. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Off to Misc with you!
  6. geezer316


    Jan 26, 2003
    I switched over from drums to bass after 26 years,i believe that my musical experience on the drums though different from bass helped me with a head start.If you pick up an instrument with no experience at all it's harder than if you had another instrument under your belt,lets call it a "head start".I at first thought my drumming would sail me past beginner straight into a professional,i thought since both of them are part of the "rythem section"it would be a breeze,but sorry to say it was more like a 10 second headstart than anything else.:bassist: .As long as playing bass and guitar is what you desire then go for it,if its for the wrong reasons then it will be that much harder to do both,i dont know your reasons nor am i questioning your intentions i am mearely making a point using these as example's.GOOD LUCK:cool:
  7. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    23 years