5 string

January 13, 2008 at 9:14 pm | Posted in gear | Leave a comment

dsc05857.jpgabout 4 years ago I sold my first instrument, a pretty nice Gibson bass that made me fall in love with playing music. at that point I had moved on to mandolin and never played bass any more, and we needed money for a new kid on the way. it didnt take long to realize that was a mistake and implement a no-selling-instruments policy (except for trade-ups). well there’s a bass back in the house now, and it’s a 5 string too. it belongs to a friend who left town, so I’m not sure how long it’ll be in my care, but it’s fun to get back into it a little. I think my playing on the mando has translated some, since I was surprised how much came back to me. we’ll see if any bass grooves make it on to some of my new songs.

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