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I Play Bass Guitar

Electric and Acoustic Bass 349 People

    HerpMcDerppp HerpMcDerppp 13-15, M 1 Response May 1

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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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    Bass

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

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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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    Frankineedles Frankineedles 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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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 18-21, M Aug 15

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

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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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    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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    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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    iSkateboard iSkateboard 16-17 2 Responses Jan 12

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    MakaylaCorlisa MakaylaCorlisa 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 7

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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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    Dmakokis Dmakokis 13-15, M Jul 16

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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 13-15, F Jul 15

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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 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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    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 standard basses always felt a bit too long, and guitars make me feel like I'm holding a toy. (Plus my pinky fingers...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Aug 18, 2012

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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 feeling unlike any other. I have a Squier Fender P-Bass that is my baby. I call her Black Beauty. Got it at a nice pawn...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 19, 2012

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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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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    Sore Fingers!

    I just played my bass for about an hour and my fingers are so sore!
    Jamiebabe Jamiebabe 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2010

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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 40+ years and never heard of it until I started seeing these ads.
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Jun 26, 2013

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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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    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. Does anyone have any experience with them? I want a really mellow sound. Currently using round-wounds with Clayton coated Phat-Tone...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 1 Response May 25, 2012

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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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    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

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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

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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

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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 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 29

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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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    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 center in Portland.  It was held the first weekend after Jan. 1.  We had a great time.  There were many great bluegrass...
    steelhead01 steelhead01 70+, M Jun 13, 2012

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    My Basses

    I have a upright bass with weed whacker strings on it and a electric ibanez 4-string. If you have any tips on the upright i would like to hear them the style i am playing is bluegrass and rockabilly/ pshychobilly.
    rockabilly28 rockabilly28 26-30, M Aug 3, 2012

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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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    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
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 21

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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 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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    LibbyLikesJelly LibbyLikesJelly 16-17, F Dec 31, 2013

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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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    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 a bass, he has to play it. So, I'm learning.
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 11 Responses Sep 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 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

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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 LOT!) in the past two years since I started and I m really into some crazy stuff like Dream Theater, Symphony X etc...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Playing Outside, by the Foo Fighters. Has one of the best bass roles ever. Picture is my Ibanez X series.
    RedMarcher RedMarcher 16-17, M Nov 28

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    I'm waiting for my bass guitar to arrive already. I'm so anxious and nervous to start playing. It's crazy! It's like I'm In love all over again. The bass guitar has such a...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    It would be cool. I have to remember a bass guitar is bigger than I am.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I started my first guitar lesson today and omg! I wanted to cry :'( cause I'm having a hard time to strum and all. I Wish I could find someone who could teach me in actual. Though...
    Moonembracingthesun Moonembracingthesun 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    yes duh because it's All About That Bass :D
    LindavdB LindavdB 16-17, F Nov 29

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    I just bought an ibanez GSR-200 starter bass and it will be here in a week, what should I expect. What are tabs and where can I get them? Also I am worried that my hands will be...
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 23

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    For months and months I've played quietly. My head is full of these sickly sweet melodies. Every time my hands touch my guitar one of them comes out. I like to hear that intangible...
    Iblis88 Iblis88 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I AM REALLY HOPING SANTA IS REAL. BUT HE IS NOT. CAUSE I WANT A GUITAR SO BAD. YEARS BACK I HAD A 12 STRING EPIPHONE AND THE SOUND WAS LIKE A HARP. THE NECK ON IT WAS NOT WIDE AND...
    CUTEANDCUBBY CUTEANDCUBBY 46-50 2 Responses Nov 23

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    Working on grade 3 with my newish guitar, nylon strings are so different!
    Charliee4 Charliee4 16-17, F Nov 29

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