Re: upright or acoustic bass guitar?


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Posted by Mickster on January 08, 2001 at 12:04:35:

In Reply to: Re: upright or acoustic bass guitar? posted by Cindy on January 05, 2001 at 17:57:26:

:
: : : which is easier to learn?

: : Hey Cindy, what's up?

: : Acoustic, or electric bass guitar is by far easier to learn(or more accuratly
: : practice on)due to the scale.Bass guitars, whether acoustic or electric usually
: : have a 34 inch scale.(the distance from the bridge to the nut)Some are shorter
: : and a few are longer, however, an upright bass usually has a scale between
: : 41 and 44 inches, and the strings on an upright fight you every step of the
: : way compared to a bass guitar.Then there's the transportation issue.A concert
: : size upright can be over 6 ft tall.Try getting that in a cab.In musical theory
: : they have the same range, except for 5 and 6 string electrics, but, that's
: : another conversation entirely.By the way, I'm an electric player, not an
: : upright guy, at least for now.

: : Hope this helped

: : Mickster

: Thanks for the response!
: Could you recomend a good value in a a/e 4 string bass guitar that has good tone and volume un-plugged?
: I was considering a new Fender BG-29.
: Thanks again for your help!

O.K. Cindy, this might seem a little confusing, but this page is only for
learning/theory questions.When you asked which was easier to *LEARN* acoustic or
electric, that was a learning question.Now that you're asking about gear, we
have to move over to the electricbass.com page, which you will find by going
to the top of this page, and clicking on the FAQ icon which will then display
the three pages connected with this site.Click on electricbass.com, and you
will find a page which is for gear/repair type questions.Sorry dems is da rules.
You'll see my name with a ton of other people there, it's a really cool page.
If you look in the FAQs you'll see the rules set for each page.I,m not pulling
your leg.I'll see you over there.I'll post my answer there for you, and don't
be surprised if a few other people add their own recommendations too.Toodles.

Mickster


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