What is your main secondary instrument?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Stingraymund, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. Guitar

    26 vote(s)
  2. Drums

    8 vote(s)
  3. Keyboards

    6 vote(s)
  4. Horns

    10 vote(s)
  5. Other

    7 vote(s)
  6. Bass is my only instrument

    9 vote(s)
  1. I'm sure most of play other instruments. Most bassists started out as guitarists, plus there's a lot of you who play drums as well. What's your second instrument?
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile

    This would be second to my basses. I started on Sax before bass, guitar came a few years later.
  3. Actually, bass is my second instrument, I'm mainly a keyboardist.

    I came to bass from keyboards 'cos when I was a teenager and had bands in high school we had no bass player, so I did the bassline on my left hand on another keyboard. So in a way I was already a bassist (just not a bass guitarist), since I knew the concept of basslines.

    I did always think bass was cool, even when I was in jr. high I wanted to play bass, though. I always dug basslines from those '80s bands, especially from the UK. And I always thought slapping was fascinating.
    I even made a stupid fake Steinbeger-type bass out of a stick of wood and string and nails (don't laugh). No, there were no electronics on it. I was also gonna get a bass for a high school graduation present, but I decided on a sampler instead.

    Later on, I was playing in bands and kept on complaining about the bass player. After all that, I thought, "Well if I keep complaining about the bassist, damnit, I'd better learn bass myself."

    So after I graduated college in '95 while working my first job out of school I decided to buy a bass. I found a Stingray5 on consignment at a bass store for a SWEET price. The rest is history.
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Bass is reallly the only instrument im good at, but im OK on drums (for a bassist) My drummer keeps his drums at my house so i use his.
  5. zcwilkes

    zcwilkes Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2002
    Barboursville, WV
    I started out a bass player and played in high school jazz band and march drums then my junior year I picked up tuba, I also doubled on basson in college, I also play guitar o.k. and drums o.k. , but I will always be a bass player at heart.
  6. There's already a thread or two about that. ;)

    Once again, I voted other: Voice.
  7. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    Classical guitar is my secondary instrument.
  8. I play drums too, but I don't think of it as a secondary instrument....
  9. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    Guitar. Either a Fender Strat or Taylor 314CE...not sure which gets more playing time.
  10. Guitar, followed by drums, but now it's starting to get intimite.. mmm...melodies...
  11. I vote Bass is my only instrument, as I play electric & double bass although I will begin to try to learn some piano/keyboard playing soon
  12. I would say drums, but bass is slowy become secondary to those.
  13. Justin V

    Justin V

    Dec 27, 2000
    Alameda, CA
    I vote voice. Though my guitars have been getting some play as of late.
  14. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    Been a drummer for 17 years, started playing bass 16 months ago and now I consider drums my secondary instrument. It's crazy I just kind of took to bass.
  15. Melf


    Mar 20, 2003
    Starkville, MS
    Guitar. I want to learn keys so badly.
  16. Mental Octopus

    Mental Octopus

    May 24, 2003
    trumpet was my first instrument and i play it whenever bass isn't consuming my life