As a lot of you guys know, I've sold all my guitar gear (sans my bass) and bought a chapman stick and... I've found out that playing both stick and bass is a lot more rewarding to me than guitar ever was.
I cant place it, but it just seems more fun. Its even more fun that im getting my right hand able to play some of my favorite Maiden songs (Aces High, Powerslave, etc.) I definitely will get some more guitars in the future-- i still have the itch to play every now and again, and want a few around to write songs on and record with as well. But im thinking my more primary goal will be getting some good bass hardware. Plus, Steinberger made 5 strings!
Im still trying to wrap my mind around all this. has anyone else made the switch from either guitar to bass or vice-versa? As in, rather than having a bass to play some bass tracks, simply trying to become a bassist?
I've been moving more towards bass over the past year and a half or so. Definitely have more fun in bands as the bass player, and my puny brain likes the fact that I'm generally playing fewer notes at once and can focus more on melody and fills (actually playing) than where my fingers are.
It's also forcing me to become more rhythmically aware, which is very good since I tend to think melodically instead of rhythmically.
I still play guitar very regularly though, can't see myself giving it up.