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I Play Bass Guitar

Electric and Acoustic Bass 296 People

    I've been playing for almost 5 years
    MakaylaCorlisa MakaylaCorlisa 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Warrwick Bass - Been jamming lead guitar for about six years but kinda lost that that feeling. About 2 months ago I decided to save up for a 5 string warrick bass and its been...
    RolandJH RolandJH 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 12, 2012

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    Upgrading Gear Soon. - I have been playing bass for 24 years. I currently own a four string bass, and a five string bass. Hopefully I will be upgrading my amp soon.
    followme2nowhere followme2nowhere 36-40, M Jan 14, 2012

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    New Bass - Shortly, I'm going to be buying a new custom built bass guitar. I've been playing for three years and currently own a cheap electric guitar (£20 second hand), an...
    DrAleksi DrAleksi 41-45, M Aug 17, 2011

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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...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 29

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    This Is Life - I have been playing bass since i was 13. This glorious instrument has brought me recognition when i was never even noticed, but im not just using it for my own...
    MattyKane MattyKane 18-21, M Oct 25, 2010

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    This Is My Heart - I love this instrument, and have dedicated the past DECADE of me life to learning it. I started playing on me 13th birthday. Mum and da took me to the local...
    ThePhilosopher ThePhilosopher 22-25, M Jul 15, 2010

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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!:)
    alpacca alpacca 13-15, F Mar 18

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    Badly... - I play Bass Guitar Badly, or Barely - either would have worked but there was no Group for that. I love the Bass guitar, its my fave instrument. When I was a little girl...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 25, 2010

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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 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 18, 2013

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    Hey Im Lookin to Start a Band - any one in the uniontown area 15 to 18 intrested message me on myspace davesabeast92@yahoo.com
    kelsielynn kelsielynn 18-21 Mar 19, 2009

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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...
    grimaper grimaper 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2011

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    The "Basic Eight Pattern" For Playing Bass? - I keep seeing ads for this supposedly groundbreaking way of learning/playing bass---anyone know what it is? I've been playing bass for...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Jun 26, 2013

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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...
    Gino009 Gino009 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Been Playing 20 Years Off And On - I started on acoustic guitar and got an electric the next year.  In high school, I joined my first real band and switched to bass.  I was in...
    threatgame threatgame 31-35, F Nov 10, 2011

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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...
    bassplayer bassplayer 46-50, M 9 Responses Mar 13, 2008

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    Nylon-wrapped Bass Strings? - Because of the basses I use or have on order, I've been looking for custom sets of strings and I've run across listings for nylon-wrapped strings...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 1 Response May 25, 2012

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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...
    EnchiladaMurderer EnchiladaMurderer 18-21, M Aug 25, 2013

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    My Bass - iam 28 i have been playin bass since i was 12 i have owned a specter coffin bass it cost me almost 10,000 dollars. i currently own 1 bass it is a ibanez 5 string pkg...
    hadesdelamorte hadesdelamorte 26-30 May 13, 2008

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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...
    ThelaughingSky ThelaughingSky 18-21, M Jun 4, 2012

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    Started - I started playing bass in 1995.  I've been in quite a few bands since then.  Up until now it has been a issue of playing because I love to play.  Now I...
    PromeTheus PromeTheus 51-55, M Jan 27, 2008

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    Bass - Been playing the Upright and Electric since I was 9
    Whitesound Whitesound 51-55, M Oct 9, 2007

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    Keeping The Beat - The story starts with Christmas of 2003.  That year, my wife had given me tickets to the first "River City Bluegrass Festival" to be held at the convention...
    steelhead01 steelhead01 70+, M Jun 13, 2012

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    Because Girl Bass Players Rock - Well that's not the only reason. I am also fascinated with basslines, and want to give my husband a break. If we're playing together, and there is...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 11 Responses Sep 13, 2008

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    I've Found It! - LOL I think I've found the ideal bass guitar for me. I've played mainly standard 4- or 5-string, long scale basses for decades. I play guitar, too. Somehow the...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Aug 18, 2012

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    The Danelectro 6-string? - I had one of these way back in the 1970s. Does anyone make anything like them any more? I know Fender made a copy of the Danelectro back in the 60s, but...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Dec 24, 2011

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    I hope to one day be a bassist in a heavy rock band :)
    LibbyLikesJelly LibbyLikesJelly 16-17, F Dec 31, 2013

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    Fretless Bass For Sale - I have a tune narucho custom 4 string bass for sale this baby sold for 3,000 us new and it plays like a dream! meengreencnc@aol.com
    bill4881 bill4881 31-35, M Apr 21, 2008

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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...
    DoctorBastardo DoctorBastardo 26-30, M Aug 12, 2013

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    Racism...? - There are not many things I like to do other than playing bass. It is an instrument that I HAD to get the time I realised it's role. I ve been playing a lot (like A...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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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 13-15, M Nov 30, 2013

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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...
    ThelaughingSky ThelaughingSky 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 21

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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!:)
    alpaqqa alpaqqa 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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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...
    emilyruth13 emilyruth13 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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    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...
    EchoRain EchoRain 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2008

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    Non-disposable Heroes - I once fell prey to that old stereotype that the bass guitar is a useless instrument. "Hey, What do you call someone that hangs out with the band? The bass...
    LilyOfTheCity LilyOfTheCity 18-21, T 1 Response Dec 7, 2010

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    Slap the bass mannn!!!!!!!!!
    iSkateboard iSkateboard 16-17 2 Responses Jan 12

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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...
    DrAleksi DrAleksi 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 4, 2011

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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...
    coldshower247 coldshower247 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 25, 2008

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    My Bass Experience - I haven't been playing for very long. Heck I play bass on guitar hero more than I play my bass. But every time I pick it up and pluck at those strings, it is a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 19, 2012

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    I Have Been Playing For Two Years... - and it is the greatest thing for me right now.
    wewantcowbell wewantcowbell 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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    Even though I am drums and bass person. Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, classical guitar, they all sound nice when played with talent. Well, guess it has its weaknesses and...
    baseCharlie baseCharlie 18-21, M Mar 23

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    I had my big brother teaching me for a while before he left to go the camps for work. I really did love playing the guitar, however I soon realized how frustrating it is when you...
    LittleListener LittleListener 13-15, F Mar 29

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    I was once contented with the acoustic guitar. Didn't really plan to play the electric one...but when I started playing I didn't want to stop. Love the effects and all. Drumming is...
    rinadrummer rinadrummer 18-21, F Apr 9

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    I think the first time I experienced playing guitar was when I was younger and had my neighbours boyfriend give me 'a lesson', basically I think he showed me some chords and things...
    KT98 KT98 13-15, F Mar 29

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    I've been playing guitar since highschool. I just learned with my mom's 101chart from the year 1994. I badly wanted to learn further of more than that. That's why I'm saving some...
    patooooots patooooots 18-21, F Mar 23

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    I played guitar when i was little. Years have passed and i still remember the songs and the chords. My guitar is home alone and i am at college learning and stuff. Sometimes i wish...
    Oti91 Oti91 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I learned how to play the saxophone a loooong time ago. I decided to use some of that musical ability and attempt the guitar. I started to learn TABS to some of my favorite songs...
    Igotsnikt Igotsnikt 36-40, M Mar 18

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    I self taught myself the piano, and then ukulele. Now onto guitar! The guitar is actually pretty similar to the ukulele, or for me anyway. It's a lot of fun learning songs. Once...
    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz 16-17, F Mar 22

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    I picked up the guitar with these intentions that I wanted to pick the songs that my dad didn't like me listening to and anger him with my grin.. Turns out.. My birthday present is...
    Jakalope Jakalope 18-21, M Mar 30

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    I love the sound of the guitar. I have a twelve string that I really should dust off and strum. I love this photo. Reminds me of a holy place. It's the inside of a guitar
    CopperHeart CopperHeart 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 31