Bassists who are lefties who play righty club.

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


  1. Kingmixer325

    Kingmixer325

    May 25, 2017
    How about lefties who play lefty bass but strung “upside down “ - like for a right hander? I think a much smaller group!
     

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  2. Matthijs

    Matthijs Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2006
    Amsterdam
    Ink smear dragger :)

    When I went to primary school it was a fad to have us write with a fountainpen. "Good for our motor skills", but I had a blue left hand for 6 years.
     
  3. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Fusion hero Jimmy Haslip; Austin, TX, blues icon Keith Ferguson; Greta Brinkman, who's played with Moby, L7, and Pigface, are the only ones I can think of. Hendrix would do it at jam sessions---
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  4. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    That is one amazing photo! :cool:
     
  5. Necessity is the mother of invention. Still boggles my mind how you guys do this. My hat's off to you
     
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    Last edited: Dec 21, 2017

  7. Welcome to the club.

    See above for member #s

    -Fabs
     
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  8. Spectre1966

    Spectre1966 Striving For Mediocrity Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Wallingford, CT
    As a lefty playing righty, it sure Would be nice if pedalboards went left to right too....
     
  9. I’ve always thought that, but only because so many other things (numbers and text) also go left to right. I know that’s just in our culture, but still.
     
  10. jhb138

    jhb138

    Sep 14, 2016
    Massachusetts
    I never realized there were so many others like me. Wow.
     
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  11. Badwater

    Badwater

    Jan 12, 2017
    As a one who spent decades surfing goofy foot and skateboarded left hand, I play guitar and bass right hand. Is that legit?
     
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  12. Yeah, I've mentioned it in a few other posts but never requested a number. Sign me up. The first few times I picked up a guitar I plucked it left handed, but when I got together with friends that played, I copied them.
     
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  13. Jhengsman

    Jhengsman

    Oct 17, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I am reasonably sure Wayman Tisdale did.

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  14. LYNCHMAN

    LYNCHMAN

    Nov 15, 2017
    Richmond VA
    OK SO WHEN I WAS A KID MY PARENTS ASKED WHAT I WANTED FOR MY 8TH BIRTHDAY...
    i replied "a guitar and lessons"...(did i mention i was born a lefty?)...so we get to the music store and i meet my prospective teacher, he hands me a guitar and says "let me see how you hold this"....i promptly tuck it under my left arm and that's when he says... "here try this, i'm gonna teach you to play right handed and years from now you'll thank me"....from that day on I've played right handed and trying to play left handed feels really bizarre!

    is there really a club for this sort of thing???
     
  15. Wfrance3

    Wfrance3 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2014
    Tulsa, OK
    Believe it or not, there is...
    I showed up with a story about how I broke my right arm when I was a wee kindergarten kid, and ended up learning to write left handed as a result. Next thing, boom. I got a number. How 'bout that?...
     
  16. JKos

    JKos Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Torrance, CA
    I am left handed and play righty. To me, it makes so much more sense that I use my more dexterous hand to fret. When I got my first guitar somewhere around third grade, I had no thought of righty/lefty. I picked it up with the fretboard in my left hand and that just seemed right.

    I do most everything left handed except play guitar/bass and swing a golf club (yet, I swing a bat lefty).

    - John
     
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  17. Wfrance3

    Wfrance3 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2014
    Tulsa, OK
    couldn't you just arrange them in reverse order? - I never thought about "hand-ed-ness" when I set mine up. My little Church pedalboard has, from left to right: TUNER, COMPRESSOR (in the middle), and DI on the left for out to FOH. What handed is that?
     
  18. Wfrance3

    Wfrance3 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2014
    Tulsa, OK
    I AGREE. I don't know how all people who write right handed don't play, what we call left! It seems like the hand you pick to write with should have the finer motor skills, which you would need for fretting cords and what not. I write left, and feel like my finer, of motor skills, are attached to the left hand. But, I cut paper right, saw boards left (but can do right with only minimal differentiation), bat right, golf right, (but sometimes putt left), shoot free throws right, bowl right. Am a mess to be sure...
     
  19. Spectre1966

    Spectre1966 Striving For Mediocrity Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Wallingford, CT
    The problem is the input is on the right side so cabling is a pain....guess if I mounted them upside down it would work :smug:
     
  20. Wfrance3

    Wfrance3 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2014
    Tulsa, OK
    Aaah, got it. All the years I’ve been doing this, I’ve just let my cables do what they had to. Totally not being sarcastic, I am going to switch the order so inpuu is on the left. Crazy I never thought to do that. Thanks!!
     
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