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P Bass?

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by gitaru, May 6, 2001.


  1. gitaru

    gitaru

    May 2, 2001
    Hi, can you tell me what a P Bass is? Are there many types of basses? What are they?

    And do you think it's late to start playing bass at the age of 15? When did you start playing bass?
     
  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    The P Bass is a nickname for the Fender Precision Bass - The first and most popular electric bass ever made. It is a versatile instrument that can last you your entire career. There have been many copies of the P Bass over the years, some great, some good and some not so good. It is a great first instrument.

    Is 15 too old to start. I think not. I have a student who just started at age 30. It is what he always wanted to do. I started drum lessons at age 10, guitar lessons at 12 and switched bass at 13. The greatest bass player of all time Jaco Pasotrius didn't start till he was about 15 as well. Go For It!

    Mike
     
  3. gitaru

    gitaru

    May 2, 2001
    Thanks!! You really helped me a lot in starting! :)