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Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on April 22, 2001 at 09:04:02:
In Reply to: silly question, but need to know posted by new player on April 21, 2001 at 16:19:15:
: ok, i think i want to start playing the bass guitar, and a lot of the topics here have been helpful with questions i have. that said, i do have one or two unanswered questions, the most important of which is this: do i need a special bass to play left handed or do i just switch around how the bass is strung? i am right handed, but i think i would play left handed...it just seems more comfortable (...by the way, is there any real way to tell which is best for you? ie, playing left or right handed). if i do play left handed, i need to know if i need a special bass. anyway, that is it, and any help is appreciated.
Most bass manufacturers will make left-handed versions of their most popular models; some will charge more for a lefty, others don't.
If you're right-handed, it's probably best to learn right-handed; you'll have a *lot* better choice of instruments, for one thing, and there's a good deal of convenience's sake that favors right-handed bassists.
If you're looking for a good first instrument, check out www.MusicYo.com; they have the Kramer Focus 420S basses (clones of Fender's Precision Bass) for $89.95. I got one a few months ago, and the quality was *excellent*! For the price, you can't go wrong (and they have a lefty version, too!).
Hope that helps!
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