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Who out there plays both six string and Bass guitars?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Bigunslinger, Nov 19, 2001.


  1. OMG! I thought I'd never post another thread on this website. Well anyways, I play both bass and six string and if anyone needs any pointers on them I'll be glad to help.

    RMM2
     
  2. Dan Muller

    Dan Muller Guest

    Sep 28, 2001
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I play bass and guitar as well. I like the bass a lot more than guitar though. I have a Fender Jazz bass an a Squier Strat. I just wanted a guitar to play around with, and the Squier fits the bill. Some people say that bassists are just failed guitar players, but I think guitar is much easier than bass. Whenever I get done playing my bass, I pick up my guitar and it feels like a toy. It seems tiny and the strings play effortlessly. Plus the bass has balls. The guitar can seem too whiny sometimes.
    I just thought I'd share my opinion.

    Dan
     
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    The amount of skill and dedication necessary to master either instrument is the same.

    I play both. I don't think one's better than the other.
     
  4. MJB

    MJB

    Mar 17, 2000
    Lets see...you're 14 years old, you play a Rogue bass, and you want to give "pointers".

    :p
     
  5. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland

    I agree - to master any instrument is very difficult!!

    I have 5 basses and 3 guitars - don't ask, it just kinda happened!!!! I consider myself a bassist that can play a bit of guitar - which has helped in the band I'm in for working out tunes/riffs etc. I find it fun to play guitar - but I'm a bassist first and foremost (and I don't consider myself a failed guitarist!!!)
     
  6. hey I'm right there with ya Johnny Boom Boo.
    I got 3 basses (soon to be 4:D ) and 2 guitars. I use the guitars to record with, and maybe get some ideas for songs, but thats about it. I might use it to show a guitarist how to play a riff or something. but, like you I'm no failed guitarist. I never wanted to be a guitarist. nothing, and I mean nothing is better than layin down the low end.

    and you got these guys on here that try to bash multi string bass players by saying "if its got more than 4 strings its not a bass" or "why not just play a strat". I say if you're playin in the bass clef your playin bass, no matter how many strings you have.


    -voice goes up an octave-
    whats up wit dat???
     
  7. 5-string bass & 7-string guitar. :D

    no low-B = no cool
     
  8. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Hey, If the intentions are good, it doesn't matter who it comes from.

    Or would you rather have another Fieldy thread?:p
     
  9. MJB

    MJB

    Mar 17, 2000
    Ya got a point there Big Wheel. :D
     
  10. backtoschool

    backtoschool

    Oct 24, 2000
    I am among the doubles eh
     
  11. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    PDX
    I play both, and bass is the instrument I really practice and perform on... but I like to be able to play some wannabe shred on my geetar through my 10 watt Marshall whenever I feel like it.
     
  12. red-hot-bassist

    red-hot-bassist

    Sep 18, 2001
    glasgow
    i can play 2 chords (i dunno their names) and begining of californicationa dn the solo for californication. thats my guitar work,
     
  13. I play a six string........... bass :p hehe

    Seriously now. I have 3 basses and 1 guitar. I find it easier to play the guitar and sound acceptable, than any guitarist I know who plays the bass (though not even my 6 string bass) and sound acceptible.

    On a bass, you have to be much more precise, because you are responsible for the basic foundation of the band, together with the drummer. If you suck playing bass, no band in the world will compensate that. On the other hand, if a guitarist sucks and the basic groove is OK, then it's much less noticable.

    Guitarists depend on bass and drums, not the other way round. That's why playing bass is harder than playing guitar.

    In my opinion.
     
  14. Funkster

    Funkster

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    I have a 6 string Eeeelectric geeetar that I fart around on and a 12 acoustic that I play now and then.
     
  15. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    I more or less picked up both simultaneously. I have always had an acoustic around the house. I started playing electric guitar seriously in 98. I did my first gig on electric on Saturday.

    Bass is not harder or vice versa IMHO just different.
     
  16. Player

    Player

    Dec 27, 1999
    USA Cincinnati, OH
    Chris, I agree totally.
    I've played classical almost as long as bass. I also have a couple electrics, steele string acoustic and keyboards mostly just for recording.
     
  17. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    Hello Paul you went AWOL for a bit, welcome back.
     
  18. Player

    Player

    Dec 27, 1999
    USA Cincinnati, OH
    Thanks Chris,
    It was quite a summer. Wayyy tooo much happening. It's good to be back.
     
  19. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Yep, I play the geetar as well. Prefer the bass for whole host of reasons. I agree with B.W. the amount of skill and dedication needed to master ANY instrument is the same. With the exception of that chicken egg shaker thingy, that's f$%king easy.:D:D
     
  20. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    You can't beat an egg shaker.