Is their a bigger cuck instrument then the bass guitar?
>It's okay we can't hear your instrument, we can FEEL it bro!
>You're totally important to the band, bro!
>Just go stand in the corner their and try not to draw attention away from Chad on the guitar
>No, the REAL guitar
I'm sure this is a bait or whatever; but as a bassist, and I'm sure I speak for all of the other bassists when I tell you we aren't in it for the girls or the glory.
We're in it for the music, famalam. Probably moreso than anyone else in the band.
Also you can get way more fuckin' drunk and still play competently.
Post patrician instruments
Pretty hard to look rad with this. Though I suppose you can get a sound with it that you can't get from anything else.
Its pretty easy to write songs with and create the over all layout of a song
Bass and drums are the least respected yet either one of them is what makes or breaks a band. A guitarist and singer can do any kind of bullshit they want over a hot rhythm section and it will work, but the opposite is not true.
Definition of cuck.
I play bass as well as lead guitar. 95% of rock/metal songs would sound like shit without a bass. Bass guitar is pretty much the glue that holds a piece together. Bassists are also in high demand as everyone and their dog can play lead.
Audiophile here trust me bass is incredibly important I mean yeah it doesn't make a difference if you have crappy headphones but get a nice expensive pair and listen to a song with and without bass. You'll see how important it is
As a drummer, I love bassists err...platonically... yeah..
>try to b8 some people
did you already kill yourself op? even failing at this? how much have you left in life?
That's not entirely true; the best metal has great bass - Pantera, for example. Or oldschool Megadeth.
I mean sure, it can be similar to what the guitarist is playing but that doesn't make it any less important.
The Mutable Instruments Ambika was the closest modern thing I've seen (digital with analog filters) but it was DIY only and discontinued a year ago so it's pretty tough to get one now and even tougher to make one.
I think it's because the big companies know they can make more profit by putting a mediocre VST in a cheap keyboard and selling it for $500 (probably about a 1000% markup) than they could by making a high quality analog synth and selling it for $1200 (maybe a 20% markup) and the small companies are more interested in inventing new stuff. The only quality modern synths that are reasonably cheap are usually monosynths.
I'd kill for a modern, genuine analog string synth, too. That Waldorf thing is nice but it can't hold a candle to even a Crumar. Never going to happen though.
>On r9k to shipost and troll trolls
>MFW have real conversation relevant to my interests
Only an absolute faggot who has never played in a band would say this shit.
Bass fucking blows. I used to play bass at school for presentations, I'd literally play the melody from this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_nhPyT__jk and no one would notice except my friend who played the drums.
I thought it'd be funny to do that but it was more infuriating than anything. Chad was playing the guitar and there was I doing jack.
>highly important instrument in keeping time and help drive a song
>insulting it in any way shape or form
How old are ya pal? Do you not realize that you are insulting one of the biggest and most important instruments in all music?
no one gives a shit about guitar anymore. source - I've played guitar for 20 years
it's more about drums, bass, vocals, and electronics now. guitar is just a side thought instrument thrown into the mix for normie music
>play mostly 70s prog rock on bass
>dont know any other instruments
>no one wants to join a band of 70s prog rock cover band
>just want to be john wetton and chris squire on stage for once
You can see all the beta bassfags coming out of the woodwork now.
Primus is the best exception to this rule, because the bass is the lead instrument. And Les Claypool makes the bass look cooler than the guitar.
The recording quality is proffessional quality, because they were actually one of the more popular bands in the 90s.
And they have more variety than most bands of that era, because Les Claypool had no boundaries when it came to song writing. Which resulted in a lot of goofy sounding songs, but a lot of classics.
Have you ever seen someone playing the cowbell, or shaker, or something? Not a drummer hitting it as part of his instrument, but just some poor chum sitting on a stool hitting a shaker against his leg in half-notes for an entire song.
Definition of cuck right there. Worse than not even being in the band at all.
This fuckboy hasn't listened to Jaco Pastorius.
you need music to be one homogenous mosh so you can brainwash yourself with inane computer generated melodies, the kick of the drum offends your fragile sensibilities
fucking millenial candy-asses. dickless fucking fairies sitting on your ass all day gossiping about the lives of strangers pretending you're a political movement. religious zealots say we lost our contact with god. i say you lost contact with your nutsack.
t. lost contact with my nutsack
Fuck this I play bass.
And I use this to get girls.
Why shouldn't I? Everytime there are girls in the music room of our band I get them. The guitarist is an absolute idiot and the singer is a fag without self esteem.
Don't mind the drummer, he can't hold count.
So fuck it, bass is cool.
Yeah, bassists are usually better than complete novices, and they're got okay technical skills because they've got some experience with fretting, but when it comes to writing songs, or playing faster, most bassists aren't great.
imo it depends not on the instrument, but on the musician.
If you are into your instrument you will get it.
But if it's just a "hey let's lurn an instrument, cause it's cool" thought, it will end in crap - mostly.
Bass is an instrument ( sadly ) which is played by a lot of idiots cause they think it's easy to play it.
So fuck all this idiots and get into real music.
Uhm Bros,I'm fairly good at guitar and I wanna learn the bass because guitar draws too much attention. So how do I approach it ? Is it like guitar but instead of chords just play the base notes ?
I agree completely, great bassists rarely translate well to guitar, because they fill completely different roles, and they've spent decades playing one way, it's hard to relearn completely.
Same with great guitarists, it's a completely different instrument, them being stringed doesn't really mean it translates very well.
Anyone who learns an instrument because they think it's an easy choice opposed to another one will nearly always end up being boring and uninspired, if not just dropping it.
>John Paul Jones
>Better musically than the other three combined
found the bassist
John Paul Jones is WIDELY recognised as the best musician in that band. The guy is a multi instrumentalist musical savant.
>le Jimmy Page shitty, sloppy ripped off blues riffs maymay
I like Page even though he's not a guitar god like everyone says he is, he's still pretty good, but yeah, John Paul Jones is the fucking OG of that band, same with Bonham.
They sold the fucking sound man. They were why people came back.
>the drum solo on Moby Dick
dont forget acid bath!
After the bassist died, the band just ripped apart because the bassist had done all the work.
In my experience the bassists are the mostly couraged guys in a band and stay their musical skills on the other hand.
Page is good, don't get me wrong, but JPJ could play circles around him. Bonham was amazing, but JPJ was still a better musician.
It's like Megadeth, everyone focuses on Mustaine, but he'd never have got as far as he did without Chris Poland and Gar Samuelson dragging him up musically. Even he happily acknowledges those two were way above him at the start.
I was referring to writing guitar portions, they're used to a completely different style of playing. I should have clarified.
Also, I'm pretty sure Tony Iommi was more of an influence on Sabbath's sound than Geezer was, though they were all obviously important.
Gretsch is a really good brand. Their hollow bodies are beautiful. I really want one but can't justify dropping that kind of money on it.
I've been playing on an acoustic since I was 12, and I'm pretty damn good if I do say so myself. Haven't had an electric before though, so it'll be fun to learn some solos and get new tones.
Start learining on a fuck guitar.
You will learn there basics you will need on any good guitar.
Learning on a good instrument will you just give good tones on bad skills.
Dude.. like for real. I play the piano and the guitar (not in band format though), so I know a thing about music. Why the fuck does the bass exist? Nobody can hear it! I'm not insulting you here, I'm honestly wondering why there is a bass player in the band if no one hears what he's playing. Please answer me.
Seems like a good choice then, I'd recommend you play around without the pedal or any effects apart from some gain to start off with though, just so you know what sort of sound you're going to get out of it, and what you want to change to get the sound you want.
But you can easily hear the bass in pretty much any song, it's less pronounced than your lead or rhythm guitar, but it's still clearly there, it's what gives the song its body, and makes the guitars not sound screechy or empty.
If you've never played in a band though, I really don't think you should start talking about how all the different instruments impact a bands sound, because you've got no real idea.
Bass is just as important as drums in setting the tempo and beat of the song.
Well it's your own fault playing Song which is not emphasising bass it's your own fault being cucked. Just search for bands founded by Bass players, your best is either Jazz or Iron Maiden if you want to play Bass elaborately.
If you can't hear the bass player it's because he's copying exactly what your power chord guitarist is doing with just root notes
If this is the case the bass player is shit or the music you listen to is shit and wrong
Sounds about right. I play guitar so when I dick around onthe bass I just do the root note shit, which is a good starting point but wrong to stay on and just keep hitting.
What's most important?
the banjo is undeniably a top tier instrument
bass > eguitar OP is a retarded fgt bass is way more important than the guitar OP might listen to lame genres
> you'll never be a competent bass playing qt girl