Guitars and bass guitars may sound like they're from the same family, but let me tell you, the mindsets are totally different. I decided to find out how a whammy bar works [I'll post about that later] and came across an interesting video:
First off I have to sit through "How to get Good Feedback" [this kinda made my head implode]. In week two of bassist 101, you should learn that feedback is akin to fret buzz and it is therefor bad. [I mean I'm sure some punk/metal bassists use it, but it makes it difficult to 'play the silence'.] I'm learning that guitarists [tend to] want to fill up as much space as possible sound wise, maybe they think it covers up mistakes?