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Guitar players everywhere....any bass player that's any good is working. Anybody else dealing with this?
Bass is obviously necessary, but it's not all sunshine and roses. Many bands treat you like it's the easy version of guitar and how DARE you suggest you write your own parts cuz they also think that anyone writes a great bass line. They also tell you what gear you can and can't use.Tons of people take up guitar just for fun, with little or no intention of joining a band, or even publicly performing. Guitar is "glamorous". Thus, lots of guitarists.
Very few people play bass just for fun, at home, by themselves. People take up bass to play in bands. Most people don't want to be in bands, thus, not that many bassists.
Depends on where you live. Over-saturation in my area and original bands playing for free dropped the payouts considerably.If someone wants to make a living playing music I'd suggest picking up the bass, learn as many styles as you possibly can and get real good at it. Have done that, you'll never lack for work.
Love getting phone numbers after gigs.That's pretty typical. I'm a bass player and I could be in at least 3 different bands right now, which proves that you really don't have to be that good of a bass player to be in demand. lol
Some guys really do. LOL, it's human nature to remember the really bad experiences. Then again, some of the bassists I tried out before switching over were very bad and 100% responsible for me having to pick it up.I respect the crap out of them. I think they are key to sounding good.