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Things needed to start on bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by HCN, May 27, 2002.

  1. HCN


    May 22, 2002
    what do you think is needed to start on bass?
    a stand, tuners, cables, an amp, and a case? Am i missing anything?
  2. A bass. :)
  3. I agree with Joe, sort of. When I was about 13 years old and the Civil War was being fought, I blew up my amp and had to save up for a new one.
    Being ampless, I used to place my wooden case where it contacted the bass's body, (it was a hollow body bass), and the case resonated with the bass vibrations enough so I could get some sound. I played it everyday for months like that.

    So, that really points up the most important need - Desire

    If you have that, a bass with strings, an amp, and a cable to connect the bass and the amp are all you need to get started.

    Later, you will need a bank account. :D
  4. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Or many credit cards and a wife with rich parents :rolleyes:
  5. Someone who can teach you some left and right hand technique and basic music theory.
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego

    Uhh, back in the paleocene when I was a youngun', right after that danged asteroid creamed all the dinosaurs ...

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