Re: question from a newbie

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Posted by Pat Harrington on November 11, 2000 at 19:06:31:

In Reply to: question from a newbie posted by Stephen Goeth on November 11, 2000 at 16:43:18:

: Hello,

: What made you guys want to learn the electric bass?

: The reason I'm asking is that I'm trying to decide between buying an electric bass or electric guitar. I've never played an instrument before in my life and I like each one. They are both powerful instruments and I'm having a hard time trying to decide!

: Thanks for any input on this somewhat silly matter,
: Stephen

>>>>> Hi Steve, I actually started out mainly as a guitarist, I still
play guitar quite a bit, but found out quickly that guitarists
outnumber bassists like 30 to 1. There's a LOT more work and
opportunity for bassists (in my area, at least) I'm working
almost EVERY weekend. I get calls constantly for bass work..
I'd rather be out there gigging, doing what I love, playing
music, and getting paid too! Not all the bands I play with do
my favorite kinds of stuff, but hey, I'd rather be out doing it
instead of sitting in my studio just practicing...I don't join
bands anymore, I strictly do side-man work, and I'm BUSY!!
So, if you wanna get out there and play, and make some extra
$$$, I'd stick with Bass rather than Guitar...Just my opinion.

Cheers, I'm off to a gig tonight..

Pat H

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