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My new guitar is a bass. We had some sad news here recently. Earcraft Music in Dover, NH is closing after 50 years. Earcraft was a Taylor Preferred Dealer, and it had a wide selection of musical instruments. If I had more money I would have purchased more. As they say in the biz "Everything must go"! 

I wasn't planning on buying another instrument, but I figured I would buy one more instrument from Earcraft. My first choice was an F-Style Mandolin which was gone by the time I arrived. My second choice was the Yamaha TRBX304 Bass guitar. It was $90 less than the current Sweetwater price so I purchased it. It is a very cool little bass, handsome, with some nice active pickup EQ too. I don't even have a bass amp yet, but I have my eye on the Ampeg Rocket Bass RB-108. 

I played bass with Rocksmith 2014 on the Xbox Series X with a full surround system. I took the basic bass lessons and my guitar skills had me to 90% note accuracy in a hurry. I had a blast playing along with Lenny Kravitz and the Ramones. I was a little sore after playing. Big bass strings are definitely a challenge. 

I mainly purchased the bass to add some new sounds to my recordings. Next up an electronic drum kit then we be rocking. LOL!  

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Very cool! Congrats

 

Greg

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Now you can play an octave lower.

I've never figured out how to get a punchy bass track when I record

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@Eracer_Team-DougH Yes exploring the low end. 

There are many new things to figure out for playing and recording.   

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A bass?!?!  Very interesting @Randy120.    I have posted on here before the fact I played bass in high school (which was many (I won't say how many) decades ago.  I have toyed with the idea, on more than one occasion, of getting a bass.

Congratulations on the NGD NBD!  🤔 

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Nice!  Great looking bass!

Just gonna throw this out there....for roughly $250 more than the Rocket Bass you could pick up a Line 6 PodGo and get 80 or so different amps including about a dozen Bass amp models and just about every effect you can imagine for guitar.

Not saying its a cure, but the Helix put my GAS in remission and the PodGo will do everything I use my Helix for.  I've considered trading down, but used gear doesn't fetch much in my new locale.

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Yes a bass! I think it is a natural addition for guitar players. The skills overlap in many ways. I doubt my bass skills will ever catch up to my guitar skills. Guitar is still my main instrument.

Too late! I just purchased the Ampeg Rocket Bass RB108. I wanted a dedicated bass amp. I have the Boss GT-1 multi-effects pedal so I have plenty of amp modelling and effects,

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On 6/20/2022 at 10:51 AM, Six String said:

Nice!  Great looking bass!

Just gonna throw this out there....for roughly $250 more than the Rocket Bass you could pick up a Line 6 PodGo and get 80 or so different amps including about a dozen Bass amp models and just about every effect you can imagine for guitar.

Not saying its a cure, but the Helix put my GAS in remission and the PodGo will do everything I use my Helix for.  I've considered trading down, but used gear doesn't fetch much in my new locale.

So interesting, your comment on used gear. I have been trying to downsize myself, selling things. Everyone comes in low balling, when you do get an offer. Easy to buy, hard to sell. I ended up giving away my Squire bass to a young lady who broke down in tears when she got it.  Better than selling , my best feeling ever.

 

Greg

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