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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint 55 View Post
    Bass plain old doesn't teach beginners melody, harmony, or songwriting, some pretty important skills, as well as guitar. Unless you're already a genius.
    Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Jaco Pastorius, Charles Mingus, Stanley Clarke . . . I can think of a lot of people who would probably disagree with you.

    I'd also argue that learning keyboard is likely to teach beginners melody, harmony, and songwriting a whole lot better than guitar. . . because most people pick up a guitar, bang out a few chords maybe learn to read tabs and stop. Most people are forced to learn music theory when they start to play piano. Hendrix was (still is) considered a phenomenal guitarist for his ability to play lead and rhythm at the same time. An awful lot of beginner piano songs do that. :P
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    Well, I started playing cello in third grade and was in the city orchestra by 5th or 6th. Then I switched to classical guitar at 12 or 13. Didn't know it at the time but I wound up taking lessons from this dude that went to the New England Conservatory who happened to be a protégé of Segovia. Pity that I didn't pay more attention to my lessons.
    Oh, so anyway, playing bass isn't completely foreign to me. It's almost like playing rhythm guitar, but just the root notes. And you throw in a scale every now and again.
    Unless you're playing Overkill, or Kreator, Or Dream Theater or...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarStv View Post
    Hendrix was (still is) considered a phenomenal guitarist for his ability to play lead and rhythm at the same time. An awful lot of beginner piano songs do that. :P
    Good luck achieving that same rocking delivery on piano. :P
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    Play the instrument that makes you want to wake up every day and play.
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    Play the instrument that makes you want to wake up every day and play.
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    Demanix: one of the great thinkers of our time.
    Tell that to Steve. The Canadian one.
    The Arizonan one might agree with you.

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    I'll just leave this right here. Those of you who claim that Nirvana made bad music must seriously be doing some mental gymnastics and I have pity on your soul. Good luck coming up with something this melodic in your lifetime.

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    Something from years gone by.

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    Demanix is grunge after all.
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    No one here disparaged Nirvana.

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    Demanix is grunge after all.
    Only because I aim for metal and fail.

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    Good move. I'm a bass player, play bass in a band, but I have more guitars & amps than a lot of guitar players LOL. I prefer playing bass but when I'm alone I prefer playing guitar. Both are fun instruments.
    The problem playing both is you need twice the money because twice as much GAS

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    I'm able to confine my gas to only guitar. I have 1 each of electric drums, p bass, digital organ and piano. Then I'm addicted to guitar stuff.
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    I played bass a long time ago in a college band and a little bit here and there in the 90's then stopped for the last 20-23 years or so. I got back in to it about 2-3 years ago and glad I did. I actually missed having a bass. Joined a band on bass and eventually ended up on guitar when our guitar player ended up in the hospital after collapsing on stage. He's OK, thank God, but we are a 2 guitar band now...LOL. Well, 1 for a few months while he's back in England handling some family business. But, having that additional skill is a great thing. So many players forget the importance of rhythm and timing. Playing bass and locking in with the drummer is a really good way to hone those skills in. It's a totally different mindset.

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    I'm not sure why you would have to be one OR the other? I would think you could find more gigs as a bassist than as a guitarist though because there aren't as many bassists.

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    Going to trade my PRS for the Warwick tomorrow morning. I told a local bass playing friend of mine (another guy who supports his family playing bass) that I was selling my guitar stuff, and his reply was “Welcome to the dark side.” That made me chuckle.

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    Ya, why are you getting rid of most of your guitar gear? You don't have to quit guitar to focus on bass.
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    I’m selling enough stuff to get the Warwick bass and a good amp.

    I’m keeping my PRS SE, and all the vintage stuff.

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