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Re: Guitarists playing bass. Not good, not good.

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Posted by El Pájaro on March 16, 2001 at 07:29:23:

In Reply to: Guitarists playing bass. Not good, not good. posted by Dave Wood on March 16, 2001 at 03:06:36:

: I was talking with a fellow bassist just recently and we were talking about how you can spot immediately if a guitarist is playing a bass. If somebody is really good with a guitar he naturally is quite good on bass but there's something that reveals that he's not a bassist. It lacks something really essential to bass playing. Am I making any sence?

: Dave Wood

Definitely. When you're not familiar with an instrument (and I don't mean a particular axe but a different instrument other than the one you usually play), it shows. Most guitar players won't have a hard time with bass if they're at least reasonably proficient on guitar, but they'll lack a "bass player's mind", which I'm not sure what exactly is, but I guess it has something to do with an instinct that makes you drop your fingers in the right places. Just a thought ...buena suerte and keep your basses up front in the mix,

El Pájaro

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