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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lasernoob1337, Jul 4, 2008.
Thanks for your help. I've decieded on what I'm going to do. Once again, thanks for the advice.
Well that bass sure looks pointy...
I recommend lessons since you haven't been playing all that long. The Warbeast might be your dream bass right now, but that'll surely change as you progress as a bassist.
Also, have you ever played the Warbeast or are you doing it on looks alone? BC Rich basses these days, in my experience and opinion of course, don't play or sound very well compared to most instruments. The possible exception is their Mockingbird RI, which I haven't had a chance to play. I owned an original, which was an awesome bass.
Just remember, it doesn't have to be pointy to sound good!
Right now, it's on looks, but I planned to go to my music shop and have a go at it.
Lessons, just make sure you find a teacher that inspires you. You'll appreciate the bass of your dreams a lot more when you have been playing longer and have more experience.
+1. I used to dig the pointy stuff as a guitarist. They're so impractical. Those edges will chip if you look at 'em wrong and you end up lugging some really big cases.
Plus, if ya don't know what to play, it doesn't matter what bass you use from $5 to $5,000.
Okay, thanks guys. I think I know what I'm going to do now.
Before I chime in with my 2 cents, I'd like to ask you a question. Will you still want to play bass, even if you don't have the bass of your dreams right now?
If so, then I'd recommend that you hold off on the new bass as long as what you currently have is a working bass. Lessons, not gear, (and this goes for all of us) should be your first priority.
As was stated before, make sure that you get a good teacher, expecially one who specialized in bass. Many of the bass teachers in my area are simply guitarists who double on bass. While this isn't necessarily bad, I would feel more comfortable learning from someone who makes bass their priority.
Good luck with your decision.
Here's a quote that applies to this. From victor wooten, one of the most talented bassists in the world: "The bass makes no music...you do."
It's true! If you've been playing since march, you should definitely get the lessons. I'm self taught, but looking at lessons because after a year I've hit a wall. I'm also looking at upgrading from my squier XD. My parents will be paying for much of this, though, so I just need to pay for half of each I think.
Bass's will come and go. Good technique and education through lessons will be for life.
I've been playing seven... wait... 8, years and I've finally hit a wall.
My lack of reading ability.
Get lessons...they won't poke somebody's eye out.
Lessons. My money is on you wanting a different bass after having some lessons. Speak with your tone, not your image .
Of course I do. Why else would I be getting lessons?
Try playing that pointy bass for a 3-4 hour gig.
Don't think so.
What kind of guitar stand will hold it?
Does it come with a case? If not, probably have to have one custom made.
Don't think it will fit in a gig bag.
More like a nightmare bass.
Just my experiene as a father and bass player. My son, when he was 14, had the same dream as you. He earned some money I bought his dream bass, a red B.C. Rich Warlock. He played about a year with it, but soon he realized that one of my basses, a modified OLP had a far better sound. Thus, he sold his Warlock and bought my OLP and he still play with this bass. He's now 18. At the time, when he bought the bass I told him that some other at the same price were better, but He wanted "his" bass. I don't wantto give you an advice because we never know: maybe my son was encouraged when he had the BCR and practiced more often; maybe he'd pacticed more with a better sounding bass. For the lessons, I gave him some lessons, but when it's your father it's not the same. But we had a lot of pleasure to play sone System of a Down together.
1) Get your bass set up/change the strings
2) Then take lessons
3) Then save up money for an amp. That Warlock isn't any louder than a Squier.
The bass of your dreams will change. Frequently. Usually right after you purchase the past 'bass of my dreams'.
However, if you're a new player and really looking to 'be' better rather then just 'look' better then the lessons are a very good investment.
Yea that wont stay your dream bass for long, once you get heavy into lessons i think alot will change, ur style etc. You dont wanna be playn that thang if you get into jazz lol
True, but I doubt I'll ever get into Jazz. I'm too much of a Metalhead.
Okay, guys, thanks for the help. Let it die now.