Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Not now chief, i'm in the fuckin zone
Any Bass Guitar players on here?
In the late 90's I played a little guitar. Actually, I bought a Slash Replica Les Paul. In exchange for computer repair, this guy was going to show me how to play. I never learned much. I learned a few chords, and then how to play intro's and other main riff's of popular rock songs. The result: I never had the patience to go back and learn how to play the guitar properly because at the time, I already knew how to play some parts of actual songs.
I have long fingers but unfortunately, I struggled with the guitar a bit. A friend suggested I switch to Bass. I have to admit, Bass has never appealed to me, except for a few songs. I love Flea's sound in "Under the Bridge". I like that particular sound. So after much debate I can't shake the desire to want to learn the Bass, only, I want to learn the proper way to play so I don't give up. I think it would be a nice footnote for the special skills section on my Acting Resume too. So, based on the sound I want, and my history, what advice do you guys have for me? Guitar type? Instructor? etc.