Bassists who are lefties who play righty club.

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Tommygunn, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. brianmharrison


    Oct 11, 2007
    That's me! Learned on a right handed bass, but am left handed. How do I join?
  2. Been away from this for too long.

    Let's welcome these, the newest members of Lefty Playing Righty:

    #406: RobinG;
    #407: Gramby1138;
    #408: MattS.;
    #409: brianmharrison.

    Mister Fabulous
    Club Secretary
  3. Welcome to the club! Check my other message for Club #'s

    Mister Fabulous,
    Club Secretary
  4. pachoate


    Sep 17, 2007
    Beaumont, Texas
    Can I get a number?
  5. Hey Paul,

    You are #297 in Lefty-Playing-Righty

    Mister Fabulous,
    Club Secretary
  6. CJM37


    Nov 8, 2016
    This is me. I started out on a left handed bass, wanted a new one and realized I could find any in any of the stores that were lefties, so I just decided to right. I actually feel like it helps me that my more dominant hand is the one on the neck.
  7. CJM37


    Nov 8, 2016
    I do though still play drums left handed but on a kit set up for a right handed person. I just don't cross my arms. The only change I make is a move the ride next to my hihat and add an extra crash where the ride was.
  8. Hey CJM37, you're member #410 in Lefty Playing Righty,

    #410: CJM37

    Have a great holiday,

    Mister Fabulous,
    Club Secretary
  9. DocShocker


    Jan 31, 2015
    *Raise left hand.

    No southpaw Bass guitars to be found locally when I first took up the instrument. Tried to switch a few years in, but never developed a feel for it.

    Please sir, may I please have a number?
  10. Happy New Year!

    Welcome our newest member (and first of 2017)

    #411: DocShocker

    Make it a great one,

    Mr. Fabulous,
    Club Secretary
    DocShocker likes this.
  11. That's me! Walked into a GC looking for my first instrument, tried both a lefty and a righty bass, decided it would be better to do all the fretting work with my dominant hand. Glad I chose a righty bass as my choices of available bass increase 1000fold compared to lefty basses!
  12. 12BitSlab

    12BitSlab Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2016
    Liberty Township
    Count me in. Started playing in '68 and there was no way I could afford a lh bass.
    OlSkewl56 likes this.
  13. Greetings, Lefty Nation

    This week we're inaugurating new members so your attention please,

    as these members prepare to take the oath of Lefty-playing-righty:

    Please raise your left hand...

    #412: el_Bajo_Verde;

    #413: 12BitSlab;

    ...and all the rights, privileges and honors appertaining thereunto.

    (4 string salute)


    Mister Fabulous,
    Club Secretary
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2017
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  14. kaossurge


    Feb 17, 2017
    I'm in! Never even considered the fact that a lefty may need a different guitar when I was grabbing my first as a kid.. Learned on a righty and stuck with it.
    HomesickBob likes this.
  15. Aberdumbie


    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    There is a first class Beatles tribute group names Rain. I remember reading their bass player was a right hand guy that taught himself to play left so he could better portray Macca. Heck I can't use silverware with my left hand. I was suitably impressed.
    MisterFabulous likes this.
  16. My apologies for not tending to your request in a more timely fashion.

    But welcome to Lefty Playing Righty,

    #414: kaossurge;

    What's going on out there in Lefty Nation?

    Mister Fabulous,
    Club Secretary
  17. Spectre1966

    Spectre1966 Striving For Mediocrity Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Wallingford, CT
    Another lefty playing righty....seemed to make more sense learning this way. Tried playing a lefty bass a couple years ago and couldn’t for the life of me do it. Seems to me using your dominant hand on the fretboard is the most logical way of playing.
    McG, MisterFabulous and Dale Griffith like this.
  18. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Goat Hill Gamblers fun fact:

    All three pictured here are lefties playing righty :cool:

    GHG from Cliff 1.jpg
  19. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Me too, me too, me too!
  20. Wfrance3

    Wfrance3 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2014
    Tulsa, OK
    Just saw this. Yup, I'm an ink smear dragger who plays righty...
    McG likes this.
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