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Offline TB-AV

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Re: Bass for a guitar player
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2017, 04:18:28 pm »
@ OP, can you buy from Musicians Friend? If so you can easily get a "Blemished" instrument from them. It's a lot cheaper and there is rarely anything wrong with them. Their rating system favors teh buyer in my experience.

I bought a Blem Epi Dove and I am yet to figure what was wrong with it. I think it must have been a return or something. It had a smudge on it which I buffed off in 10 seconds.

You can get a nice Fender bass for $300. Or another brand if you like. Stay away from the 5 string stuff.


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Re: Bass for a guitar player
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2017, 06:15:07 am »
There are many different styles one can use to play bass.

Fingers, Slap, Pick, Strum.  They all work and they all sound different.
So long as it sounds good you can use whatever technique you like.  You can definitely use a pick and sound good. Sure, if you want to be an accomplished bassist you will need to develop skill with all those techniques.

Some famous Bass players who use pick are

Justin Chancellor -Tool
John Paul Jones - Led Zep
John Entwistle  -  The Who
Mike Dirnt - Green Day

This fellow explains why a bass player should be able to use a pick.

Here is a lesson for a TOOL song. Notice he plays it much like guitar.

Here is Justin Chancellor giving a lesson

I was just given a bass by a friend who is a bass player.  The output jack is a bit flaky and will need replacement.  I also  had to adjust the truss rod and string height but it is a lot of fun. After playing it my guitar feels like a toy.

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Re: Bass for a guitar player
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2017, 11:23:28 am »
I bought the Squire Vintage modifed Jaguar ( crimson red ) yesterday. I wanted a short scale as it feels easier to jump between this and the guitar than a full scale bass. And as I have a slight left shoulder problem, It hurts to play a normal bass with such a long neck after a while.

The Modiified Jaguar is a very nice bass for what you pay!

But if you want a full scale? Look at the Yamaha TRBX 174 for ex. Ibanez, have some nice and cheap ones too.
Guitars: Squire Standard Stratocaster and Squire Affinity Telecaster. Squire, Vintage Modified Jaguar ( Shortscale ) bass.

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