Bassists who are lefties who play righty club.

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

  1. Gregc57


    May 28, 2021
    NY, USA
    I’m lefty in all things but guitar and bass. I have to work hard for right hand speed. Bass is a recent pickup for me and right finger independence is a struggle. I’m trying to not fingerpick it like a guitar, but I fall back on that often because it’s kind of natural at this point. I’ll get there……. I think.
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  2. mrperkolator


    Jan 4, 2020
    I'm not sure if I completely belong here. I am left hand dominant for some things, left eye dominant, but do many things with right. I suppose if I worked at it, I could use either hand, though it would be a challenge. I'm not really a lefty, righty, or ambidextrous (sounds weird to ad a y to that one...). I eat left, write left, play most sports right, play guitar right, etc. I used to use a mouse with left hand with ease. It really seems to depend on the activity. If that counts, does that get me a number?
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  3. Robf

    Robf Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Cool thread topic. I'm left handed but only for certain things, writing/eating is the most common. But I dj and scratch with my left while most others use their right (left hand on the turntable, right hand on the mixer). When I started playing bass, the translation of the hand positions made more sense on the right-handed bass since the technical work was done by the left hand (fretting/touching the vinyl).
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  4. Rob1957


    Dec 3, 2020
    Left handed here but started playing bass as a righty in 1974 and never stopped
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  5. Lillianna


    Jan 13, 2021
    started playing when I was 14, didn't know there were left handed guitars
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  6. It sounds like you are Cross dominant: Cross-dominance - Wikipedia

    A good friend of mine has the same traits as you.
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  7. mrperkolator


    Jan 4, 2020
    Well :poop:. Here I thought I was a lefty all these years. Now I have to search TB for a "cross dominance club" :roflmao::roflmao::laugh:
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  8. mrperkolator


    Jan 4, 2020
    Did a search. Brought me back here.....:laugh::laugh::laugh::roflmao::roflmao:
  9. I put a link in the previous post. Here it is: Cross-dominance - Wikipedia
  10. mrperkolator


    Jan 4, 2020
    I meant I was searching TB for "Cross Dominance club" instead of this club which is lefties who play righty.

    Separate note..... even though I'm apparently cross dominant, can I get a #?
  11. I play and many things right handed but write, eat and anything requiring skill and control Left!!
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