I feel like I'm betraying all of you, but...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BassPlayer95, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. BassPlayer95


    Oct 1, 2011
    I want a guitar! Guitar's always been my closet fetish and lately all I've been wanting is a bone crunching sick guitar sound. Idk what to do...I feel like I'd be betraying my fellow bass players... :bawl:
  2. faulknersj

    faulknersj Inactive

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
    Get a guitar. More power to ya!
  3. jdabass


    Feb 9, 2010
  4. Jrutt

    Jrutt Guest

    Dec 11, 2011
    Dude, I play both... It has helped me become a better bassist and has helped me become a better writer for my bass lines... Nothing wrong with...
  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Screw us. What do we matter? Go get a guitar. I play one, too. The more you know, the more you know.
  6. I got one but I can't play it
  7. Jrutt

    Jrutt Guest

    Dec 11, 2011
  8. eban3

    eban3 Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2007
    Palm Bay FL
    Its a dirty Job but someones got to play it
  9. makanudo


    Dec 26, 2008
    Nothing wrong with wanting a guitar.. after playing a squier strat and fooling around on an ESP Horizon w/Duncans recently, i want to sell my organs and get that guitar and a Peavey EVH *Drool*
  10. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Do what you want to do and be happy ....

    We're only faceless bots on a bass nerd forum.

  11. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    I bought a guitar last week. And another yesterday. :) I'm on an SX guitar binge. Not a fan of SX basses, but bought a $99 strat that's blowing me away, and just had to drop $150 on a Les Paul. If guitar was my main instrument I'd probably think they suck, but the strat has incredibly low action w no buzzes and perfect intonation, looks awesome, feels solid, stays in tune, and sounds pretty dang good to my ears.

    Go buy some guitars. They're fun.
  12. I've always wanted a Goldtop Epi or Gibson LP..
  13. benthughes

    benthughes Inactive

    Jun 26, 2005
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    I have a couple guitars and a banjo on top of my basses. An electric ( Spector ARC so it's not so bad), acoustic and classical. I find that it helps keep the creative juices flowing and break out of ruts. More power to you if you want to go guitar.

    But remember... Never go full gui****.
  14. Howzit

    Howzit Guest

    Aug 23, 2011
    Pella, IA
    In addition to my '72 MIJ Orlando P bass I have a vintage '79 MIJ Jarock electric double-cut and a '87 MIJ Alvarez Yairi DY80 12 string acoustic dreadnought.

    I'm now on the hunt for a MIJ 6 string electric acoustic single-cut. Maybe a Yamaha this time?

    ...yeah, this bassturd is a gui**** too! :)
  15. Learning to play it will significantly help your bass playing. Soloing, chord structures, all that stuff.

    Not only that, but your bass chops help your guitar playing. It's just like a baseball player that swings a couple of bats or puts a weight on one to make his bat at the plate feel a little lighter. Bass stretches out your fingers so that guitar becomes easier to play.

  16. comicbookguy95

    comicbookguy95 Guest

    Mar 4, 2012
    Rockwall, Texas
    I agree with most. I have two guitars, Seagull Acoustic and Gibson SG Special, as well as an Epiphone Mandobird electric mandolin (exact same body shape as a Thunderbird (which I also play (been making me wanna complete the family with a Firebird))). Got a broken banjo that I'll get fixed one of these days too.

    grab a guitar and play it to your hearts content. but always come back to your home BASS!
  17. michael_atw


    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    I'd bet a good portion of TB players own guitars. You're not alone.

    I have a revolving stable of them. I wanna pick up an LP and an ES-335. If you're looking for one I'd recommend a Classic 50's or 60's MIM Fender Strat or Tele. Beautiful colors, sound exceptional for the value.
  18. muzikman7


    Sep 16, 2004
    I play Bass, Guitar & Drums.
  19. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    I have more guitars than basses.
  20. foq1978


    Aug 7, 2009
    Rio de Janeiro
    True. The problem is that I can't get my fingers jammed so close together in those small spaces (as in a D chord that goes 5-5-7-7-7-5)

    I love playing my tele squier, thouhh!