Posted by Emptyeye on January 15, 2001 at 21:15:04:
In Reply to: Dumb Question posted by Brad on January 15, 2001 at 20:12:22:
: Hello, I'd really like to learn the electric bass, but I have small hands and short fingers. Does this have any impact on one's ability on the bass? Or does it all come down to practice and proper technique? I had a salesman tell me that "the best players have huge hands with alien-like finger length" (No kidding) So what's everyone's opinion on this?
I have short, chubby hands and fingers myself (I call them "Alysinthian"), and play 6-string bass without too much problem (It should be noted that I play an Ibanez Soundgear).
Several basses out there have nice thin necks for folks like you and me. Fender's Jazz Basses and Ibanez' Soundgears are two of them (The J-Bass has a 1.5" neck...though I once had a 4-string Soundgear I never bothered measuring the neck size. Maybe you could check ibanez.com and they'd have it).
Hope that helped. And that salesman was an ass (Though at least he didn't try and pressure you into a sale). I wouldn't go there again. *.>
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