I done it the opposite way. I learned the bass when I was 14 and played it for about 8 years until Ipicked up an acoustic guitar. I played in a band for a while but now I dont play the bass at all, I still have it and the amp, what a waste, I should sell it.
sorry, no tips though apart from it is sore on yer fingers until they toughen right up, try not to use a plectrum unless you want that crap sound from it. Hmmmm, depends on the style you play I guess? lol
go try the bass line to money by pink floyd, it is a great learning bass line, even if you dont like floyd, got to admit that bass line is superb.
Also happy jack by the who, which if I am not mistaken is the first bass line to be played like this? or it is the first song that the guitars follow the bass? I canny remember but there is something special about it.
or START by the jam, this is the song I first learned in the early 1980's
phew, wow, makes me think of all the songs I played, AC/DC the entire albums of TNT and powerage. AC/DC are exteremly easy to play bass to.
metallicas For whom the bells toll.
any sex pistols.
sweet child of mine, in fact i still got the guns and roses bass book for appetite somewhere.
lots and lots,
but if you like any I have mentioned, give them a go.
ye get some that are cut out for the job and others just get by from pretending