Airsoftman1 wrote: Johnny SCARface wrote:
Finding a bass player will be kind of hard though. all the musicians I know, including myself, play some bass, but they all play guitar as their main instrument.
Just ask a guitarist to play bass, most guitarists will do it if they get to perform and stuff.
However, if you run into those guys that have the "I'm too good to play bass" attitude, then my advice would be for either you to play bass or buy one and teach someone else to play.
I think the reason why people guitarists don't want to play bass is because their imagination isn't good enough to make decent music on one, and the fact that bass is usually a rhythmic or backing role. What musicians need to realize is that it doesn't HAVE to be. When I saw Truckfighters last month in San Francisco, the bassist/vocalist had a great deal of pedals to use when switching from chorus, verse, breakdown, and solos to give a fitting sound to each. Most of his distortions lit up the noise of his bass to give it more of a guitar-like sound, while the guitarist's distortions gave his instrument more of a booming, bass-ey, and ridiculously fuzzy sound. The end result allows the guitarist to play chords as a rhythmic role without needing a bass to sound chunky, and the bassist to fill in with intricate riffs...OR the exact opposite where the bassist could deliver heaviness on his lonesome. The bassist's guitar (I think) was tuned to an open chord because he would often bar the frets and go to work with a pick during the chorus. Distortion is your friend. Just food for thought.
I've been playing guitar for a little over a year now, and I DO like it better than bass, but I'm just not skilled enough to play it as a main role. Vocals are king though.
Then I've got this Fender Bassman 50 amp head that's in amazing working condition, hooked up to the original cab speaker (which fell off the bed of my truck) that's badly damaged. My dad owns the amp, but I think I'm gonna buy it off him, throw out the cab, buy a new one, and bring it with me to WA.