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Hello all! I am new to Bass playing, so Bass wranglers, which do y'all prefer, striped or sea? Thanks in advance for your help!
#159 Posted Tue 24 Feb, 2015 1:20 pm
A message posted on Tue 24 Feb, 2015 3:50 pm was deleted by Kevin
It's all about the 'hook' with bass, man! Don't ever forget that.
#651 Posted Mon 24 Aug, 2015 12:10 pm
Hello all! I am new to Bass playing, so Bass wranglers, which do y'all prefer, striped or sea? Thanks in advance for your help!

Originally posted by shiftylyzrd on Tue 24 Feb, 2015

The stripped bass is the largest bass. But the most popular of all basses is the largemouth bass (micropterus salmoides). A little known fact is that the stripped bass (Morone saxatilis) is a anadromous perciform. This means it is a boney perch like species that inhabits both salt and fresh water. It's very difficult to play this type of bass due to it's large size. Hanging this type of bass around your neck can be torturous because they can exceed 100 pounds. Here in New Jersey, a bass must be 28 inches to less than 38 inches total length just to keep it. This means that it is basically illegal to posess a 100 pound bass. Thats a good thing I guess. They also do not have a great tonal quality and have a more or less 'watery' sound. But once you learn the bass scales, you will know the bass well. Their scales can grow so large that they can be used as picks (which is an obvious benefit). However, if you play bass with your fingers, this is not a factor. A lot of people don't like to play the bass becasue it makes thier fingers smell for weeks.  Good luck with the bass! Although this is 7 years old, I hope this cleared it all up for you.

#4873 Posted Tue 02 Aug, 2022 2:03 pm
Here's a tip for the novice. Try some pitch training exercises. It's hard to tuna fish.
#4874 Posted Thu 04 Aug, 2022 10:39 am
Here's a tip for the novice. Try some pitch training exercises. It's hard to tuna fish.

Originally posted by SteveO on Thu 04 Aug, 2022

But even with bad tuning, it's all about the hook. You need a good hook. 

#4875 Posted Sun 07 Aug, 2022 8:31 pm

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