One of the most underestemated instruments in a band. Although some bands would sound alright without the bass (AC/DC
) others would sound like complete and utter shit (Metallica
, Rob Zombie
). The bass seems easy to pick up and play, which in a few cases it is, but it takes much more time to master than a guitar does. This is because the bass has much thicker strings and a longer neck and frets.
Myths about the bass:
1.Because it has fewer strings,the bass is easier to play.
I have a 5-string bass (1 less string than a guitar for stupid people) and an acoustic guitar. I like playing bass more and, to me, the acoustic guitar is easier to play than the bass
2.The bass isn't an important instrument in a band.
Look at the difinition, retard.
3.Since I play guitar I can play bass also.
No, no you can't, shutup. Bass and guitar are very different, and because u can play both, doesn't NESSESARILY mean you can play both.