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Guitar players turned bass players

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Lowner, May 21, 2005.

  1. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    This is a post on music theory that every beginning musician should read, if only for the sentence "So much easier to work things out in a band if everyone speaks the same language." I've found that to be immeasurably true, and I know I'm far from being the only one.
  2. I play bass and guitar. I like the crazy sounds I can get out a guitar more, but bass comes much easier to me.
  3. Daytona955i


    Feb 17, 2005
    Albany, NY
    I tought myself how to play guitar when I was 11. I made it all the way through high school without ever touching a bass, even though I had 3 or 4 friends that played. I got into college and my friend, a great metal guitar player, found a cool drummer and wanted to start a band. None of the bass players they had tried out meshed with the band at all.

    I told him I thought I could do it. So I got a bass, a rig, and set out to it.

    I'm such a better guitar player now because of it too.

    However I don't consider myself a guitar player anymore.

    :bassist: Bass all the way.
  4. QORC


    Aug 22, 2003
    Elberon, New Jersey
    bass player and only a bass player since I was a teenager. I love the instrument! I only seek to get as good as I possibly can on it.

    I've known some excellent bassists that started out as guitarists. I believe it's because someone that understands the composition of chords and how to do leads is well suited to creating bass lines.

    Some famous bassists started out as guitarists - Geddy Lee comes to mind, who was "kicked to bass" in the earliest version of Rush because he wasn't thought good enough on lead guitar.
  5. I am also a guitarist-turn-bassist. I always thought bass is fun to play only if your guitarist can take care of the songwriting. Ive been in several bands that the guitarist can't writing any material. I ve to pick my guitar again, and writing part for them to play. Actually, Ive been doing that a lots recently, so I would say I play a equal amount of guitar and bass. I still love em' both!!
  6. Willie_the_Pimp


    Apr 19, 2005
    I'm a guitarist-turned-bassist. Whenever I get into a rut on the guitar I pick up my bass and dont touch my guitar for months. Then when i do pick it up, it's like all this dormant genius :rolleyes: just flows like a river....

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