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Just got a bass!

Post by killerkillergreen » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:58 pm

So I decided to do something in my spare time and got a bass. Squire Affinity Series P Bass. Shitty, yeah, ok I don't care.
Anyway, can anyone hook me up with some easy tabs to get started playing? It can be sublime or whatever. I would prefer guitar pro tabs as that makes everything a hell of a lot easier, but I will settle for less.
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Re: Just got a bass!

Post by will_V40 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:12 am

Well i play lots of instruments
so i can help you out.
Unless you've been playing for atleast
a few months sublime bass tabs will be pretty hard
for you.
Well this is where i get my tablature from
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/sublime_tabs.htm

They have guitar pro and everything.

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Re: Just got a bass!

Post by killerkillergreen » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:47 pm

I pretty have a shit ton of sublime tabs. I'm really looking for some easier stuff, just not sublime.
But thanks
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Post by dertie » Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:05 am

i wish i had some easy bass tabs
but i'm pretty much self-taught.
i learned a few songs back in the day
but i just know them by heart anymore
and they're not exactly easy.
otherwise, i just make my own riffs
even for cover songs that i play.

the key to that is just knowing what notes you're playing
then you can match those up to guitar chords
and from there you can branch out and see what sounds good
because you don't have to match the exact note (obviously).
learning scales will help you.

i'm sure there are informational videos on youtube and ultimate-guitar.com on how to play the bass.
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Re: Just got a bass!

Post by ballslaW » Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:03 pm

learn scales and you can play every bass line ever.
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Re: Just got a bass!

Post by killerkillergreen » Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:09 pm

Thanks a bunch guys, I have already pretty much nailed wrong way and badfish. I guess I'm going to start on scales now.
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Post by dertie » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:03 am

just if you were close to me...
'cause i just learned badfish on guitar.
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Re: Just got a bass!

Post by Smokey the Bandit » Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:21 pm

a squire is a perfectly good bass man. I've been playing bass for about 5 years and the longer I play the more I realize it's all in your hands. Just have it set up decently, slap a good pair of strings on there, and you're ready to go.

As far as songs go, wake up - mad season is a great song. It's easy and damn fun to play. Leaving babylon - bad brains. Most Bob Marley is fairly straight forward but Family Man had a damn good sense of time and could really pump out some awesome lines. Police songs tend to be simpler and sting is a great bassist.

Keep rockin man and if you got any questions feel free to pm me.

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Re: Just got a bass!

Post by stevie » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:48 pm

killerkillergreen wrote:So I decided to do something in my spare time and got a bass. Squire Affinity Series P Bass. Shitty, yeah, ok I don't care.
Anyway, can anyone hook me up with some easy tabs to get started playing? It can be sublime or whatever. I would prefer guitar pro tabs as that makes everything a hell of a lot easier, but I will settle for less.
Thanks


I don't think it's shitty, and even if it is..everyone (mostly) starts out on a shitty instrument. right??

yes. they do.

i think balls was right, scales. then do them faster and faster....your fingers will be in shape once you get those down.

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Re: Just got a bass!

Post by cy131 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:31 pm

killerkillergreen wrote:So I decided to do something in my spare time and got a bass. Squire Affinity Series P Bass. Shitty, yeah, ok I don't care.
Anyway, can anyone hook me up with some easy tabs to get started playing? It can be sublime or whatever. I would prefer guitar pro tabs as that makes everything a hell of a lot easier, but I will settle for less.
Thanks
Squire makes a decent product and it's still better than buying a generic brand. You set the neck and put your choice of strings on and you're set. The only thing that can bring you down is bad pick-ups.

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