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Playing a lefty

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Albini_Fan, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. Albini_Fan

    Albini_Fan Banned

    Jan 26, 2003
    Beneath Below
    I was crusin' some local pawn shops, looking for something to blow some cash on. I came across an ugly red lefty squier P for $35! I can't say it sounded good, as the shop had no bass amp. I can't say it played good, either. As I'm not to good with playing left handed ;p Hell, I'm not good at all! And this is why I've made this post here! I'm thinking about buying it (I only have one bass, a J), and becoming an ambidextrous bassist! Would just playing a lefty accomplish this? Would there be any pros? Cons? Would it improve coordination? Anything? :/

    I heard hendrix laid down some bass tracks himself, on a righty bass! :eek:
  2. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I don't know if this is true or not, but I think that you could ruin what progress you've made playing your regular way. I'm a lefty, but I couldn't play a left hand bass to save your life! I wouldn't try to learn now, because there's too much crap I still need to learn playing my normal way!
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I'm not sure that's true for anyone but the absolute beginner. If a person learns a second language, they don't forget the first. The interesting part of playing left handed when you've learned on a right handed bass is that you sort of become your mirror image. The only real obstacle is geting the mechanics down and adjust your thinking.

    This is a good way to exercise the left and right sides of the brain/

    Click here for some interesting info

    This one's an interesting site too.