Why did you choose the bass guitar to play and not another instrument?

I played classical piano & trombone first, and I was a drummer as a teenager, though not a good one. I was naturally drawn to the bass, and I often listened to the bass on records. There was a bass at school that I started messing around on, and it seemed to be the ideal instrument for me, so from age 17 until becoming professional at 23, I was playing a lot of the time, mostly along with albums. My personality suits the bass – I don’t want to be a guitarist, showing off at the front of the stage!

One thought on “Why did you choose the bass guitar to play and not another instrument?

  1. I hear you, Neil! The bassist has his own control whether to be in the forefront or stay more in the background. The important thing is always keeping the bottom end with e drum beat, and let the other guys make the lead noise 🙂

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