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Old 11-28-2018, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Been thinking of learning bass guitar. I guess it's easier to join a band if u play bass than lead guitar? One thing is when I go to loud live bands I have to wear earplugs as i had tinnitus and hyperaccus. Would this be a problem if I played in a band with earpkugs which lower the decibel level.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't count your chickens before they hatch. Learn the bass first (or just get better at guitar...), then worry about your band.

To answer your question, they might think that you're a bit dorky but if you're good it won't be a problem. Also you can get somewhat disguisable earplugs that are flesh-coloured (unfortunately more of a(n expensive) rarity for people who aren't white from what I've heard) if you're worried about how you look at shows.

If you plan on playing loud then earplugs are the way to go. Concerts have gotten quieter simply as a product of all of those baby boomers going "HUH?" because of half of the Zeppelin show that they went to when they were 17. Really depends on your band, man.
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I bring ear plugs with me when I go to shows. If it’s stupid loud I put them in. Been doing that since high school.
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Been thinking of learning bass guitar. I guess it's easier to join a band if u play bass than lead guitar? One thing is when I go to loud live bands I have to wear earplugs as i had tinnitus and hyperaccus. Would this be a problem if I played in a band with earpkugs which lower the decibel level.
Don't be worried about wearing plugs. The volume be a bit lower, but it won't be inaudible. Another thing too, earplugs will filter out the highs, but that shouldn't be a problem since you are playing bass.
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Ok. I'll get a bass guitar then worry about joining a band when I can play it. So much should I pay for one if starting out? Any point continuing with my guitar or just stick to bass? My mate said if u play bass it's much easier to get in a band as everyone wants to play normal guitar
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do you want to make music or do you want to be "in a band" lol
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do you want to make music or do you want to be "in a band" lol
Is it some kind of moral affront if he just wants to be in a band?
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yes if it's a cover band

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no, but it's an overrated experience, otherwise
There’s nothing wrong with playing in a cover band, you failed timeshare con artist pos sob.
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Tfw timeshare salesmen are more likely to form a cover band than treu musicians.
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