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Confessing my new love for the EADGBE machine

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Wilbyman, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. Wilbyman


    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    Well, I'm a bassist. I was never a frustrated guitarist who gave it up for two less strings. However, it seems like I have always gravitated towards music written and performed by the great guitarists (Holdsworth, Metheny, Grant Green, Wes, Rosenwinkel, Krantz, etc). I also have seemed to wind up working with alot of guitar players for some reason. Maybe I was a frustrated guitarist and didn't know it....anyway. I love low freqs and have spent too much time figuring out this bass thing to switch teams now. However...

    I went out last week and got an Ibanez S-470 to play around with. I think I am becoming massively addicted to it. Fortunately I haven't broken any strings because I would be SOL (thanks Floyd Rose!). It's just a fun challenge to try and work your way around that weird B string and learn some new fingerboard geometry. It's also pretty satisfying to hear some new sounds out of these old fingers.

    At any rate, I thought I'd confess these transgressions and see if there were any other bassists out here who discovered a little love for the EADGBE.

    Mods, feel free to pull this if you just find it offensive :D :D :D
  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    My daughter had to learn some songs on her plastic recorder for one of those school recitals. I sat by her and helping and encouraging her, and played them for her occasionally to demonstrate better tone & timing to her.

    I taught myself; "Doe-Ra-Me" while she watched. I still mess with it.

    It's all good.
  3. Cerb


    Sep 27, 2004

    ... I actually quite enjoy the cheesecutter myself. Though, it is a pain to get used to the B.
  4. Guitar has been my main instrument for years, no shame with it.

    I'm actually ::this:: close to scoring a JCM 900 SL-X. I'm also hardcore GASing for both a Fender Jaguar and a Mosrite right now and I don't know why
  5. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca

    ... been listening to nirvana or sonic youth or something?
  6. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    No worries. I love playing guitar as much as I love playing bass. :bag:

  7. nirvana :bag:
  8. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    I mangle a guitar now and then myself.
  9. me too :)

    mainly because i can't seem to find a guitar player to play with, so i just took it up myself :)
  10. srxplayer


    May 19, 2004
    Highland, CA
    I like guitars. I just don't have any practical use for one right now. I do at times get cozy with my Ovation and play it every know and then.

    I would like to devote more time to the guitar but I'm just to busy playing bass and drums.

    I still enjoy playing bass much more though.
  11. Guitar is great fun. I have a Schecter PT series guitar (it's gold, a hideous guitar) that plays great and sounds decent. I like kicking on the distortion and rocking out. It's not so easily done on bass.

    If I had a drum set and a place to play it, I would do that quite a lot, too. Bass, however, is my favorite. I've certainly invested more time and money into bass than guitar.
  12. ArwinH

    ArwinH run rabbit run

    Dec 1, 2005
    Southern California
    I love writing on guitar and being able to rely on ym ear to work out ideas because I'm in foreign land when I play guitar. I actually write almost all of my music on guitars and then come up with all the other parts. Showing the guitar parts to some guitar players leaves them completely flabbergasted, I have very interesting technique =).....but it sounds good.

    On an interesting side note, My '67 danelectro convertible run through a fulltone bassdrive to my aguilar db750 adn into a gs210 is quite a flattering sound!
  13. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    I too have a guitar.

    It feels weird because it’s a leftie. I am a leftie but I play right hand bass (it was hard to retrain myself but I did it). Now left handed instruments feel slightly weird to me. Weird huh?

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