The hardest thing for most beginners learning to play the bass is that they do not know how to read music. From Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Paul McCartney of the Beatles, musicians have been playing the bass for decades in modern, mainstream music groups. I tend to use it on a heavier rod and at least 12 lb test, for targeting better than average bass – same as with the standard Pointer 100, except the 100 DD gets deeper.
In that same year, Gretsch produced a bass guitar with a similar appearance to the double cutaway Country Gentleman and dubbed the model 6070. The guitar became so desirable that Gretsch began offering the guitar for sale. Well now that my little intro is out of the way we can get to the bass stuff in the coming post.
Apparently, the bass are trying to get a clear look at it. I do not think they can see it well. I personally endorse learning to play by ear, but the Bass is nevertheless a more visually orientated instrument than the guitar. When active bass can be seen breaking the surface here and there, you do not need to go so slow.
When it comes to learning, assuming that you want to gain an understanding of music so that you can compose your own lines, rather than blindly copy something somebody else has played, you’ll find music theory is easier to follow on the Bass. But great Bass playing takes no less skill or dedication than is required to play any other musical instrument well.
A tip from Lucky Craft pro Gary Dobyns is to affix a couple of SuspenDots under the chin, where the bill joins the body. In clear water, bass tend to suspend deeper under the floating breakwaters where depth equates to shade. If you’re a beginner, you’ll love an option like the Yamaha RBX170 Bass or the Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass.