There have been some posts similar to this, but not exactly. With the 2015 baseball season about to begin, I thought this story would be somewhat appropriate. I was doing some recording at a friend's home studio. He had just bought a new acoustic guitar, so he let me try it out. I played a few blues licks and chords, then he says, "You should stick to bass, you're way better at it." I already know I'm not a great guitar player, so I just said, "Why is a pitcher terrible at batting?" He says, "What?" I said, "In baseball, why can't pitchers bat?" He said, "Why?" I said, "Because they spend all their time practicing pitching. I'm not a guitarist, I'm a bassist. That's what I practice." I've heard a lot of guitarists compare bassists to guitarists (He can't play guitar so he plays bass, or he got stuck playing bass instead of guitar). But I can't think of ever a time when I've made a comparison between a guitarist not being able to play like a bassist. What's up with that? A band is like a sports team. Everyone has their position. No one asks why the third baseman can't pitch, and no one should be saying the bassist probably can't play guitar. Two entirely different positions, two entirely different instruments. Anyway, I wanted to see how many bassists also play guitar with some level of proficiency. For the bassists just starting out, I think it is highly beneficial to at least learn basic guitar in order to play bass with some expertise. By the way -- Who's on first bass.