Guitar vs Bass.

United States
June 22, 2009 2:32am CST
I love both guitar and bass. I've been playing guitar for a few months now and just started playing bass. I love both and I love music. There are certain parts I love on guitar and some I love on bass. Most of the time though I play guitar and feel like without the bass it sounds boring, but when I play bass I don't really need a guitar (for certain songs). Some of my favorite bass parts are from Californication-Red Hot Chili Peppers and Schism-Tool. I find these parts 100 times more addicting to play than most guitar parts.
6 responses
• South Africa
27 Aug 10
To me it all about what mood Im in and what genre of music Im listening that day like when Im amped on something Im probebly going to be playing some funky bass line or when Im sad I'll pick up my steel string acousic guitar or when Im listening to classical rock I'll play my electric.
@xdanex (9)
• United States
27 Aug 10
I've been playing bass for about 7 years now. Self taught with tabs; not the best, but well rounded & satisfied. When it comes down to it, I'll always be a bassist. Bass lines are indeed more fun to pick up & play. A few of my favorites are from Led Zeppelin's "Heartbreaker", Iron Butterfly's "In-a-godda-da-vida", & Rare Earth's "I just want to celebrate". My favorite moment playing bass was covering "The People's Court" theme while I was in Locked Out, a hardcore band comparable to Comeback Kid crossed with Terror. It was a goofy cover choice, but it was fun & recognizable to anyone that has sat down & watched daytime TV. However, when I pick up a guitar I tend to get a little more into it - embellishing it with the addition of distortion & clearly audible harmonics(I do have a bass overdrive pedal...but it never compares to a guitar's distortion). I've also been one of the first ones to jump on a buddy's drum set when they would step away. I think everyone that regularly plays has a mutual respect for many instruments, but you'll always have that one that you identify with most.
• United States
27 Jul 09
I feel the same way, too. The bass can be good by itself, same as the guitar. To me, when it comes to rock bands like the red hot chilly peppers and tool, all intruments are needed. the vocals, drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, it all interweaves with each other. Each one relies on the other for support. All coming together to create some great music.
• Sweden
26 Jul 09
Why choose one when you can have both? I've been playing guitar for 13 years and bass for 11 (+ some other instruments for quite some time but thats another story). Which instrument I prefer depends on my mood really. If I want to play flamenco I get a guitar, if I want to play funk I get a bass.. if pop, rock or metal I'll get the instrument closest to me.
@meggggg (155)
• Philippines
22 Jun 09
i play neither guitar nor bass but i like listening to bass parts
• Philippines
22 Jun 09
I play guitar man. You're a bassist at heart, I can tell. You should stick to playing bass. Bass do sound good specially if the tone is set right. I love to hear basses on dark jazz songs. And also from Sigur Ros. Deep and dark.