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I Play Bass Guitar

Electric and Acoustic Bass 395 People

    I Love Playing Bass!

    I really haven't been playing that long, but I love it. I actually play drums in my band.. but I really really want to switch to bass. Its likely I will in the future, the only thing standing in the way right now... is finding another drummer! Its quite frustrating actually...
    EchoRain EchoRain 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2008

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    Among the many instruments I can play,

    Bass Guitar is one of them. I started picking it back up again because one of my friends recently got a Bass for his birthday (Spoiled!) so started showing him a few things. And of course, him learning bass he has to learn Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes lol Hoping he...
    Gino009 Gino009 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 4, 2014

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    kinda stretching this one.

    I play electric guitar and have done since I was 12. since am in a band we also gave a bass player and he really got me in learning and the bass guitar still a working progress but getting there
    dougiecampbell dougiecampbell 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    Is it hard to learn to play bass?

    What exactly are tabs and where can I get them? If I start with a 4-string will it be hard to learn to play a 5 or 6 string later? In a little over two years my band is booked for a small tour starting in Rome,Ga and ending in mobile, Al
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 21, 2014

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    So Here's My Story......why I Play Bass

    I'm hoping to sharing my experience with those who are interested in learning to play bass or just starting out,that it will inspire you to greatness. I'm just a part timer who's always had a real job to support my music habit,but it's still very rewarding for me. I've been...
    bassdude48 bassdude48 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 29, 2009

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    Long Time

    I've been playing bass for a long time. Since I was 14. I started with a crappy El Degas that I worked my paper route for six months to get. It was awful but I just loved it. I now have six basses including a vintage Ibanez Road Star that just plays great. My main bass is an...
    bassplayer bassplayer 46-50, M 9 Responses Mar 13, 2008

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    You know what I hate?

    When you play a song perfectly or run through some scales flawlessly while you're alone, but as soon as someone's watching, all your fingering technique(not that kind pervs) goes to hell. Anybody else have that problem? No? Dang...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 29, 2014

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    My Preferred Instrument

    I first picked up a bass guitar at age 15, a couple of weeks before my 16th birthday. I was at the guitar shop with a friend, and I really liked the look of an Ibanez bass that they had in the store.  I rumbled the strings for a few minutes, then with the help of my friend I...
    DoctorBastardo DoctorBastardo 31-35, M Aug 12, 2013

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    hey all, I'm a 12 year vet to playing

    but always looking to learn new techniques and exercises. I usually play hard rock or some sort of funky jazz. as of late I joined a death metal band and I'm looking for some good exercises to help build my speed and dexterity on the fretboard. any suggestions?
    mb2688 mb2688 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I love playing bass. I have been playing

    for almost three years and I can honestly day that picking up a bass is the way choice I ever made. I play anything. Hardcore, punk, metal, rock, funk. I like it all.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 23

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    alexthebass alexthebass 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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    Makes Everything Feel Better

    Before the bass I was still trying to learn piano, guitar, harmonica, and now the clarinet (along with virtual instruments via laptop production), but nothing felt better than my Ibanez (SR300 as I recall). I'll never have enough money to get better equipment than what I have...
    AuroraSpectrum AuroraSpectrum 18-21, M Aug 25, 2013

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    Guitarist Turned To Amazing Bassist

    So throughout my life, if you've known me, you'd know i play guitar and do vocals. In fact thats all i've ever done in my bands, either vocals, or guitar/vocals. Well this new one im in, i was introduced to the bass (we needed a bassist but couldnt find anyone) so I had to sing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 18, 2012

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    KayKay90210 KayKay90210 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2014

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    LibbyLikesJelly LibbyLikesJelly 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2013

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    I'm An Aspiring Bassist

    I have a bass and I practice and play a little, but I can do little more than play roots and try to follow the rhythm. My church's music director is trying to draft me, but I still think I need a little or a lot more work. What kind of excersises should I do? I know about...
    coldshower247 coldshower247 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 25, 2008

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    Playing Bass Is Awesome!

    So I've been playing the Bass guitar for about a year now, and I love it! There's just something about the way it feels. I have no knowledge of music theory, so I mostly learn songs from tabs, maybe when I get into college I'll take some music courses. I tried guitar and it just...
    grimaper grimaper 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2011

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    pj4616 pj4616 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 12

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    For all the bass players out there

    who feel underestimated and mocked down: We're not just bass players, we're THE bass players!! We're the soul of the band, because they feel us. We order guitarists to do guitar solos and they follow our bass lines. We put the drums and guitars together, without us they...
    ThelaughingSky ThelaughingSky 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 21, 2014

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    Getting my first bass this weekend

    so I guess I don't play the bass…yet
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 6

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    The Best Instrument. Just The Best.

    Our band was in need of a bass player as our lead singer was tired of playing it to fill in. At the time I'd been listening to a lot of Nirvana and had fallen in love with Krist Novoselic's playing style, and had learnt a few of his basslines on my guitar. Around this same time...
    emilyruth13 emilyruth13 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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    Just played a little bass outside with an echo

    under this bridge. The acoustics were amazing
    hello1997 hello1997 16-17, M Jun 10, 2014

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    I've been recording a new song on GarageBand

    and now I'm suffering some pretty bad left wrist pain... I guess it's time for a break?
    foreignlauren foreignlauren 16-17, F Jul 15, 2014

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    Frankineedles Frankineedles 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2014

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    I don't listen too jazz often at home sometimes

    at clubs but maaaan do I love to play jazz! All the smooth lines just gives me chills!:)
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 19, 2014

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    HollywoodKitty23 HollywoodKitty23 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Y I Do It

    I play bass cause i wanna play bass.i dont want to be famous or in a huge band i just wanna smoke a doobie and jam .. Jazz Funk Country Blues Hip hop
    munchys93 munchys93 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 18, 2013

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    I am pretty new to the bass.

    I played guitar for 4 years before picking it up about 4 months ago. Despite it being my first bass I got a really nice one: an LTD Vintage 214. The body is swamp ash. It sounds amazing and the neck is thnner than a typical Fender P bass so it is easier for me to play. I am the...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F Feb 22

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    Self taught bass player,

    for the most part, but need more experience. Would like to jam with like minded people.
    technovert technovert 46-50, M Apr 19

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    HerpMcDerppp HerpMcDerppp 13-15, M 1 Response May 1, 2014

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    Playing Bass Guitar In Order To Bridge The Gap

    I play bass guitar when I was ten and I just enjoyed it completely. But then, people started to compare me to some random guitar players and it's so annoying because people often say that "Guitars are better than bass guitars", I mean COME ON!!! seriously!!? they do not have to...
    ThelaughingSky ThelaughingSky 18-21, M Jun 4, 2012

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    Only root and fifth, root

    and fifth when I use it to add to my songs - I'm a reluctant bassist being happy whacking the 6 strings of a guitar ;-)Here is my (now) only bass guitar. I did have a lovely old Peter Cook custom Axis bass but I sold it to a collector who uses it for what it should be used for...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 20, 2014

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    iSkateboard iSkateboard 18-21 2 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    I play bass guitar while my girlfriend plays

    all the other instruments out there. I love the sound of a bass guitar.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Aug 15, 2014

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    Basses And Music

    It's often hard to be a young musician, in and out of bands far too often. I've grown up in a musical family (my mum and 2 brothers have done 15 albums between them), and I couldn't help but get dragged in. I started playing piano when I was about 7, and for a while I loved it...
    DrAleksi DrAleksi 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 4, 2011

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    I've been playing bass

    for about a year, and I mostly play post-hardcore stuff (PTV, SWS) and I'm desperately looking for a band ._.
    seamzking seamzking 16-17, M Nov 30, 2013

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    I just started bass monday March 2

    and I can play die die darling by the misfits an aidens cover of it, blitzreig pop by the ramones, and death comes ripping, a cradle of filth cover of the misfits.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 4

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    i have played for about two

    or three years now and i haven't practiced for so long i lost my callausess(sorry about my spelling) and i have started practicing again and i am getting lovely blisters
    vpiukkula vpiukkula 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Just learned "Solitaire Unraveling" by

    Mushroomhead on bass. As soon as I restring my 5 string and grab a new battery for the active pick ups I'll probably post a cover of it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 19

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    My favorite plaything. Keeps me amused for many an hour
    wanker1953 wanker1953 61-65, M 6 hrs ago

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    going to visit my Mom for about 2 weeks and trying to decide if I should take my acoustic or my electric? acoustic is my favorite so easy to pick up and play but I wanted to mess...
    samhart1 samhart1 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I bought and new guitar today and a capo and tuner. I haven't played much the last few years but it feels like reuniting with an old and loyal friend A friend that saw me through...
    amazingdream amazingdream 46-50, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel thankful I may express what at times my words fail thru music
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