I’m super new here and do not have any qualifications to really know what I’m talking about but I thought I’d share my recent experience.
I was completing Module 4 and was super frustrated as I couldn’t understand what I was doing wrongly. Often when I played a note the sound would ‘twang’ no matter how soft or hard I plucked. I changed out my strings and went back over Josh’s tutorials checking my technique. I was walking across the strings not hooking on them but most notes made that strange sound.
I started thinking I was just a crap bass player and of giving it up.
Around the same time I had been watching YouTube clips on bass reviews and I really liked the sound and look of the Fender Player Mustang Bass PJ.
Out of curiosity I searched the Facebook Marketplace for bass guitars and there popped up a $700 Mustang in my local area. I couldn’t believe it. They sell for double that down here in Australia.
I went and had a look and it was in good nick, only a few months old, still had plastic protection.
When I played it I fell in love with it. Every note I played sounded great, not a single twang. Woo hoo! It wasn’t me after all.
I splurged and bought a Rumble amp and the two together sound amazing
Now I’m addicted to playing bass. Every spare minute I’m on it and with Josh’s tutorials I’m getting better and better.
Long story short, if you’re thinking of giving up try playing a different bass. It may just be the ticket to your new addiction