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OK, I'm hanging my head in bass shame. I finally gave in and bought a guitar. I got a Jackson dinky. It was relatively cheap and it's getting my guitar fix on. I'm realizing that I completely SUCK at guitar. 11 years off from an instrument will do that to you. Today I spent several hours trying to play "Sisters" by Steve Vai, a song that 11 years ago I could play without any problem and now... well.. not so much. I finally gave in and just played through the 'Master of Puppets' cd; it's good to know that I can still at least play a semi-respectable rhythm guitar. Suddenly I want to form an 80's metal cover band. :D

 

Damn GAS pains.

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Every once in awhile I pick up a guitar at a jam. Bass playing has improved my lead technique, and the rhythm sure has come along too. No problem dialing in some killer sounds either. But I don't enoy the narrower spacing so much : }

 

Though I do a look at a couple of the Carvin guitars with some lust from time to time...

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Congratulations on the new buy Bump! If I'd go Jackson, the Dinky would be my #1 choice as well...

 

Coincidentally I just sold my guitar a week ago, I'm downsizing my gear a bit to make room for the new custom 5-string, so it was the first one to go. Maybe I'll get another one when I'm more financially secure in the future, as it's quite nice to step away from the bass to the miniature-string-thingy once in a while...

 

-Pernax

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I got a Squire strat.. it's okay.. whenever I get angry at my bass playing.. I'll pick up the strat and play somethin I recently heard to release the anger (Nirvana, White Stripes) something kinda easy... or play the intro to like 5 Jimi Hendrix songs and stop before he goes into his solos...I guess I'm about as good on the bass as I am on the lead.. my strength is still piano... I'm kinda bad on drums... :(
Pain teaches what pride won't let you learn...
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A few years ago my wife had a hankerin' to learn guitar, so we bought one. (A Seagull S6 Cutaway, Tobacco Burst, in case Max wants to know)

 

She has no music training. Zero, nadda, nil, nothing, and was not learning very quickly. I was the fool who picked up the guitar, got out the book and learned 3 chords and 2 songs in 1/2 hour. She doesn't even take the time time to dust the case now, it sat behind the futon for a long time untouched.

 

The 2 year old has saved the guitar! I got it out once and he was hooked, so now we play it a few times per week. I was kind of a guitar patsy, just strumming along on the basic chords... After watching some of the PBS specials on the Blues, I have seen the masters at work and tried to copy some of their aggression. I like it, but bass is my voice.

- Matt W.
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Guitars are good for camping...

 

People tend to give you wierd looks if you bust out a bass around the campfire. :freak: (Especially with an 8 x 10 cabinet!! :D )

 

I always take a guitar with me when I go camping. In fact my spouse bought me a Martin Backpacker for just that purpose.

-{m}- What's these knobs for?

 

http://www.martianrebel.com

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Originally posted by Bumpcity:

OK, I'm hanging my head in bass shame. I finally gave in and bought a guitar. I got a Jackson dinky. It was relatively cheap and it's getting my guitar fix on. I'm realizing that I completely SUCK at guitar. 11 years off from an instrument will do that to you. Today I spent several hours trying to play "Sisters" by Steve Vai, a song that 11 years ago I could play without any problem and now... well.. not so much. I finally gave in and just played through the 'Master of Puppets' cd; it's good to know that I can still at least play a semi-respectable rhythm guitar. Suddenly I want to form an 80's metal cover band. :D

 

Damn GAS pains.

Hey, wanna hook up with the Doc? :D
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Originally posted by martianrebel:

People tend to give you wierd looks if you bust out a bass around the campfire. :freak: (Especially with an 8 x 10 cabinet!! :D )

I bet you have seen the commercial (think it's for Nissan) where they roll onto the beach, everybody jumps out with a surfboard and there's a guy playing surf music with his amp in the back of the SUV.

 

Imagine popping the hatch on the ol' SUV and busting out a couple 8x10 cabs. BOOM! :P

- Matt W.
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Hey Bump...don't worry. Keep practicing and you can be like this guy here.

 

Record whole albums without needing a band! Get phone calls for gigs on either instrument! Piss off the bass player in your band by playing the Jaco licks he's trying to play back at him on guitar note perfect! :D

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In retrospect, I should have gone for acoustic/electric. At the time I didn't expect to be playing in public or situations where it would help to plug in, but the price difference is so minimal that it's best to have the option. Now I'm looking at $200 to get an I-Beam and pre-amp if I ever need it... $200 that could be better spent on BASS gear!
- Matt W.
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Maury, I think you have read my mind. If I ever go to electric guitar, the first one will likely be a jazz box. But probably not this $1800 beauty.

http://www.godinguitars.com/gtrflatfives.jpg

 

Or a Strat with the big '70's head.

- Matt W.
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I bet you have seen the commercial (think it's for Nissan) where they roll onto the beach, everybody jumps out with a surfboard and there's a guy playing surf music with his amp in the back of the SUV.

 

Imagine popping the hatch on the ol' SUV and busting out a couple 8x10 cabs. BOOM!

Dude...

That "guy" is Dick Dale, the surf guitar master who brought us "Misirilou," which you might know from Pulp Fiction. He uses strings so heavy that he almost qualifies as a bassist.

\m/

Erik

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--Sun Tzu

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not that i'm very good at guitar, but i do write songs and play it a lot.

 

i bought a 1979 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe in 1997. it's a year younger than i am. well, almost. it was made in march and i was born in may. it rules. i bought it for $525.

 

i know you hate me. but that's only because i rool.

 

robb.

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Originally posted by Matt W:

Maury, I think you have read my mind. If I ever go to electric guitar, the first one will likely be a jazz box. But probably not this $1800 beauty.

I dig Godin guitars. I loved my old guitarist's, a great buy for the quality.

 

That Ibanez only cost me around $320 with a setup, though. Killer deal.

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Originally posted by ibescotty:

On a tangent, has any one seen my wallet? It's the one that says Bad Mo Fo on it.

:D:D:D

 

Also, I like how at exactly 4:02 yesterday in this thread Bump mentions how he "misses" having a guitar around, and within hours he has one. That's what I'm talkin about! New gear is what it's all about! Don't think, just buy!

 

(What form of GAS would it be if I implore and beg others to give into GAS after I have? Help me Willie! Help!)

Ah, nice marmot.
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I think someone should close this thread quickly... Before even more bassplayers jump out from the closet with a g****r in his/her hand...

 

And someone should really ban Scootdog for crimes against humanity and humanity's wallet. I'm seriously starting to think that Scootie is an undercover Musicians Friend-agent or something. And that PJR character with his cache of weapons of mass basstruction, he ain't all innocent either...

 

:D

 

-P

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I just traded a Squire P-bass that I repainted Flat Orange with a custom "Black-Burst" and "F**ked Up Checkerboard" headstock for a Squire Strat I also painted Flat Black with a Metallic Red EVH stripe. :D
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Originally posted by Pernax:

And someone should really ban Scootdog for crimes against humanity and humanity's wallet. I'm seriously starting to think that Scootie is an undercover Musicians Friend-agent or something.

:( I need help...time for the intervention...

 

Scoot: "Hello, my name is Scoot, and I have GAS."

GAS Support Group: "Hi Scoot!"

Ah, nice marmot.
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Originally posted by Scootdog:

Originally posted by ibescotty:

On a tangent, has any one seen my wallet? It's the one that says Bad Mo Fo on it.

:D:D:D

 

Also, I like how at exactly 4:02 yesterday in this thread Bump mentions how he "misses" having a guitar around, and within hours he has one. That's what I'm talkin about! New gear is what it's all about! Don't think, just buy!

 

(What form of GAS would it be if I implore and beg others to give into GAS after I have? Help me Willie! Help!)

I'm all about making radical purchases without thinking about them. :) Well, as long as they aren't on credit. That damn Taylor AB-3 is still at BassNW. :mad: I will not buy that bass... I will not buy that bass... I will not buy that bass... Jeez, it's not working.
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I own a couple of les paul copys and a squire strat, but it seems I always end up tuning them EADGCF...why is that?!? :confused::freak:;)

http://www.acousticalsolutions.com/

Basses:

'73 Fender Telecaster Bass

'85 Modulus Quantum 6 Thruneck Custom Pre-Serial

'86 G&L L2000 Fretless

Opus 5 String "Frankenwood" Fretless

www.Ebassist.com

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