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rythmpyg

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you'll thank me in the end
May 11th, 2017 03:27 PM        

Played guitar for decades. Never bass. I was asked for a 4 hour gig to give it a try. Did it, loved it. Turns out I think I'm almost as good at bass after 1 week of really trying than I am at a lifetime of being a gigging guitar player.....who knew?<br /> <br /> Fender American Professional P-Bass, white/maple. Figured I start with the bass that all others are judged by. <br /> <br /> Got a good deal from Sweetwater, advertised at $1449, got it for $1200 included shipping. <br /> <br /> I'm pretty excited.



Taildragger

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"toxic masculinity personified"
May 11th, 2017 03:39 PM        

I switched to mostly playing bass a couple years ago, too. Loving it in general plus it's easier on my arthritic old hands. I still noodle a bit on guitar and feel that playing bass has actually improved my guitar playing.<br /> <br /> Enjoy!



Bubbalou



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THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
May 11th, 2017 11:33 PM        

Nice, you should enjoy that one!



hushnel

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May 14th, 2017 06:56 AM        

Cool, my guitar playing is limited to the living room and campfires. Played bass all my life, started on violin with a short time at cello, the day I played the bass I knew. My first bass was the kind a dad gives a 12 year old kid. I played it from 1965 to 1981 then got my Precision "o)<br /> <br /> I've never had trouble getting into a band, only once did I not get the job after an audition and it was due to a vocal requirement, I don't sing, I admire the technically great bass players who can, but for me the bass line and the associated effects of bass are weakened when I need to concentrate on a vocal line. There is a lot going on, I imagine if I was in a group were everyone played at my level I woundn't have to work so hard, but that has been rare. Friends who are pros, when I sit in with them, playing is so much easier, it's hard to explain everything I'm doing as a bassest other than just playing the line.



edmonstg



Newberg, Oregon

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Aug 1st, 2017 03:21 PM        

Welcome.<br /> <br /> George



rythmpyg

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you'll thank me in the end
Aug 1st, 2017 05:29 PM        

I'm not sure why I bought another, but I bought an RSGuitarworks bass at the end of May, should have it by the end of August. It's a Superlative CS Bass.<br /> <br /> <br />



Rick Knight

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Standing in the back, by the drummer.
Aug 2nd, 2017 07:43 AM        

Very nice looking instruments. <br /> <br /> I occasionally messed around on bass in my younger days but never focused on it, even though other musicians said that it was a more natural instrument for me. I sort of fell into it a few years ago "because somebody has to do it" and learned that they were right. I'm not great, but better than at guitar. Now I wish I had started sooner. <br />



rythmpyg

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Aug 2nd, 2017 08:00 AM        

Yeah, after a couple months of pretty intense playing, I've got a long way to go. I does seem way more natural than 6 strings, for me anyway. Thinking of what "could have been" had I started sooner does creep in from time to time, but, playing 6 strings for decades sure hasn't hurt my progress.<br /> <br /> I enjoy it, I'm motivated, and I think I play bass slightly more melodically? than the average? I dunno.<br /> <br /> I just love learning/playing bass.



Bubbalou



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THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Aug 9th, 2017 08:32 PM        

rythmpyg, I am sorry to inform you that you now have that "incurable" disease that comes with the low end. :)<br /> <br /> You will have two seriously nice basses.



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