Since there really only seem to be two differences in the way left handed bass/guitar players relate to playing, vs. right handers, I thought I’d I’d start this and another thread (“Left handed bass learning resources”) with the idea of highlighting some resources and encouraging others to add more.
- The first difference is obviously the instrument; left handed players are in the minority, and fewer bass and guitars with left handed orientation are offered than for right handed players. So this thread is dedicated to posting and discussing reviews, videos, and experience of strictly left handed basses.
- The second difference is how the left handed player learns the bass fretboard and chords, and is the topic of the other thread (which I’ve posted in the Theory category, since it has to do with learning - unless the powers-that-be feel it would be better in another category).
On to the left hand oriented basses! So far, I have found two sites which, although most of the reviews are for left handed guitars, also review left handed bass models:
- Lefty Guitarist, by one Chris in England. He generally reviews guitars by brand, and within the categories of models within each brand, also features left handed basses, if the company offers any.
- LeftyFretz.com also offers reviews of left handed basses by brand, as well as other left hand oriented topics for players.
The potential problems with the reviews is two-fold, though: are they kept up-to-date as to what left handed basses are available, and are the reviews adequate?
Do you have any sites or videos you can recommend, or your own experiences? Please post if you do!