OK . . . this is going to piss off a few bass players, but I'm just going to say it:
Bass is easy to learn.
Come on bass players, let's just admit it to ourselves and everyone else. The bass guitar really wasn't that difficult to figure out, was it?
Hey you! Bass player! Yeah, you in the cover band. Do you realize you're playing everything wrong? Do you even care? You're getting paid, right? Would playing the songs correctly be too much to ask?
It's not that hard, really. Just spend some time listening to the bass part. Then copy
I've been playing bass for a long time -- since I was 14. I've been playing gigs for almost as long. I haven't kept count, but there have been a lot of them.
Most of those gigs have been OK. Some have been kind of crappy. And some have been downright