ZedR Oct 13, 2013 @ 12:20am
Should I Buy A Bass?
I've been playing the original Rocksmith for a couple of weeks and it's a lot of fun. I tried playing playing the emulated bass and it seemed pretty unsatisfying. I think having a real bass would be fun and allow me to get more from the game.

Thanks!
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Vitriol Oct 13, 2013 @ 4:49am 
I got myself a Fender Squier bass just for RS, so much more fun then playing emulated :)
reval8r Oct 13, 2013 @ 5:56am 
Hard to say if you should. Playing the emulated bass is the reason I bought a bass. Chances are if you find the emulated bass as unsatisfying, you'll find playing a real bass unsatisfying.
[I.R.] Dianetics Oct 13, 2013 @ 8:23am 
IMO i would say only buy a bass if you want to play bass. Personally I would rather spend the money on a third guitar than a bass. Emulated bass mode works well enough to give you an idea if the investment is worth it.
Mr Cholmondley Warner Oct 13, 2013 @ 9:45am 
I've been tempted to pick up a cheapy bass myself just for the game, but something that's eased that temptation a little has been my electro acoustic.

Its not an ideal solution by any means, but with its wider fretboard, heavier guage strings, and the fact that I prefer fingerstyle on the acoustic anyway, all kinda, if I don't think about it too much, makes it feel a little more bass-like.

The added bonus is that I'd never use a bass outside of Rocksmith, the electro acoustic however is played quite often, so I don't feel bad about indulging a little in a second (or third) guitar!
Thimorn Oct 13, 2013 @ 11:11am 
I borrowed a Bass to test it in Rocksmith and started enjoying playing Bass so freakin much. I will never abandon it again :D
Perhaps you should borrow one too to test it first. It's just a hole different level than the emulated bass.
have fun!
ZedR Oct 13, 2013 @ 2:02pm 
I've goofed around with a real bass in the past so I know the feeling. I think I'll like the big fat strings and finger plucking will be easier on a real bass. I don't know anybody that would lend me a bass. I'll play some more emulated and see. What's a fun song to play on bass?
Bickalicious Oct 13, 2013 @ 8:45pm 
I got a cheap bass and it's a lot of fun!
spiritofcat Oct 13, 2013 @ 9:58pm 
The main reason I bought a bass was so I could play multiplayer with my friends.
Seemed more sensible to buy a bass than to buy a second guitar. I've ended up buying a second guitar as well now, but that's beside the point.
Fdruid Oct 14, 2013 @ 5:58pm 
Yeah, get one, bass is great
Alex Oct 14, 2013 @ 6:23pm 
If you're looking to play music more broadly a bass is probably a good idea. Everyone and their mum is a hotshot guitarist, and they're always looking for someone to play bass/drums for them.
thejohnnewton Oct 15, 2013 @ 7:23am 
Buy one it's a lot of fun. Emulated bass is horrible.
Pentagram Peter Pan Oct 15, 2013 @ 10:34am 
yes , bass is is brillilnt instrument, just try it out and see if u prefer it first befor buying. As a strarting bass i woukd deffo recomend a squire jazzbass
ZedR Oct 15, 2013 @ 10:57am 
why do you recommend a Squier Jazz Bass?
Zordabo Oct 16, 2013 @ 5:47pm 
Yamaha basses are excellent bang for buck, particularly anything above base model. Everyone should own a bass
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