Re: What do you guitarists use for bass....
Voda La Void
To me, and this is just my opinion and personal experience, that's a small adjustment rather than a real issue. I never even really thought about it. Just played the bass and adjusted. I probably sound like an a-hole, but I promise I'm genuinely mystified why that would be a big deal to anyone.
I switch between Fender and Gibson guitars all the time and don’t find it an issue. But I know some people do. I use heavier strings on the Teles and lighter ones on the SG and don’t find that a problem. But I know some would do things the other way round to get the lower tension on the longer Fender scale length.
My current bass is a Fender Precision Cabronita. Long scale with a 50s style fat neck. I don’t find much of an issue swapping to that from guitar after a few minutes familiarisation. And I find the frets near the head end of a Fender guitar can be a bit of a stretch sometimes, the bass even more. So I ended up developing a technique that copes with that.
But some people are really thrown when an instrument isn’t quite how they expect it to be. Same thing with keyboard players - people very used to an acoustic piano’s long heavy action and adjusting and applying the force needed to get the hammers moving often find a synth keyboard very strange and awkward. For me it’s the other way round, piano keyboards are too heavy and the stretches involved too far for me ever to be a pianist. A synth or controller board with slim keys suits me much better. I even like mini keys :-)
We’re all different.
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