things us bassists are jealous of guitar---confession

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by peaveyuser, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. peaveyuser

    peaveyuser Inactive

    Oct 18, 2006
    well basically post anything you might be a bit jealous about guitar, even if its a bit.

    I know I may get killed:p

    Anyways for me it's the sheer voice that guitarists get when the play emotion filled solo's that is the ONLY thing i wish i could do with bass. I've heard bass solos with feel but nothing so far has come close to making me feel like having a tear as some guitar solo's do. I mean Maggot Brain, Floods, Time, Baker Street, Epitaph and the godfather theme slash did in Argentina, all so beautiful and filled with feel that just puts me in this place.

    I've tried some stuff like that on bass and its just not the same i find. The closest, to me at least is the bass solo at the start of "Pigs" by Pink Floyd.

    If any of you have something similiar or jealous of the same thing please share:)
  2. The only thing I like about the guitar is the flamenco spanish stuff they can play and/or the acoustic nylon/steel string solo stuff that they can do.
  3. They can kill us w/30-50 good tube watts. That's about all I envy.
  4. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I wish my bass weighed 5lbs........
  5. IanStephenson

    IanStephenson UnRegistered User

    Apr 8, 2006
    Mike Manring : When Last We Spoke.

    Turning up to a gig with a small combo, and still being the loudest thing on stage!
  6. :(yeah.........sigh
  7. syciprider

    syciprider Inactive

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Being able to fit my fingers into those tiny frets. But you know what they say about guys with small hands.:smug:
  8. RED5


    Jan 14, 2008
    Suffolk County,NY
    You need to hear Michael Manring solo. And I might add anything from "Hejira" Joni Mitchell's album with Jaco playing on it. If you're not moved by the title song? Get yourself a little amp and one o' them 6 strings with a whammy bar,and a whole bunch of effects, and wail!
  9. CallieBum73


    Oct 24, 2007
    Roanoke, Va
    Being able to take my bass to a bonfire and sing camp fire not really
  10. Fretless1!


    Feb 19, 2007
    I think it's easier for a guitarist, or any chordal instrument, to convey new song ideas.
  11. René_Julien


    Jun 26, 2008
    Hmm, I think a classical guitar is a good acoustic instrument for a bassist.

    Due to scale and string spacing it is not more similar to electric guitar than it is to bass.
    Plus you must play fingerstyle on it.
    (note: Cliff Burton took a classical guitar with him everywhere, so if he had inspiration he could play or compose something)

    Electric guitars have the acoustic as their counterpart.
  12. Arsenal_Fierce


    May 28, 2008
    I actually started off studying classical guitar, and that's why I felt bass was a much better fit for me than guitar, which I've also tried but just never really got into.

    As far as guitar envy, I get frustrated trying to transcribe from recordings and not always being able to hear the bassline, while the guitar is loud and clear.
  13. spectorbass83


    Jun 6, 2005
    New package of Ernie Ball bass strings - $30
    New pair of Ernie ball guitar strings - $10

    Nuff said

    Seriously though, someone has already mentioned the ability to capture a lot of emotion in guitar solos. I agree. You can't really melt faces with a bass solo.
  14. Arsenal_Fierce


    May 28, 2008
    Yeah, but if you can hit that brown note....
  15. peaveyuser

    peaveyuser Inactive

    Oct 18, 2006
    Thanks, someone that agrees.

    I heard some of the solo's some recommended, sorry they are great and have emotion but it still doesn't hit what i'm going for.

    listen to this, i am sure most haven't heard a bass solo that moving in that sense.

    This is the ONLY thing though, everything else bass can do, in my point of view is better for me:D Its just that groove:bassist:
  16. Yngwie 4String

    Yngwie 4String Inactive

    May 3, 2007
    Auburn Nebraska

    There is the bass solo I think your looking for.


    anyways I play guitar so I got nothing to be jealous of except the thing about puttin the ladies on your amp.
  17. de la mocha

    de la mocha

    Aug 20, 2005
  18. Vic Winters

    Vic Winters

    Apr 20, 2006
    Western NY
    Agreed with the OP about about the solo stuff. Also not having to worry about low end loss with effects or getting lost in the mix.
  19. I wish i could play guitar. I admit it. I love acoustic stuff, would love being a campfire crooner :) And of course, it'd be a thrill playing those rocking riffs and those finger-flying solos. Maybe if I'd actually practise with the acoustic I bought a while ago I'd be closer...

    btw..I love bass so it's ok!
  20. JmJ


    Jan 1, 2008
    The wide variety of different amps/pedals available to guitarists is enviable. The Bass gear world has caught up greatly in recent years but we still have a ways to go.