Introduction: How to Play Bass to Should I Stay or Should I Go - Beginner's Bass Lesson

Here's a bass lesson for beginners.  It looks at how to play the bass line to the song Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash.

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CapnTac (author)2010-07-23

What happened to your headstock? :P

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It's a headless bass, dude!

This was my working bass for a long time. I hurt my left shoulder in a ski-ing fall in the early 90s and 'normal' bass were just too heavy and ached really badly on long gigs.

So I bought the guitar you see here - which has a graphite neck too, very cool - and it's so much lighter than a normal guitar. For some songs I like the feel of it - when I recorded Should I Stay my other bass was in the hands of my local tech having the frets filed down and the neck re-aligned.