I Play the Bass

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 116 People


    I bought my first bass from my neighbor when I was 15. Did not know how to play it, just thought it looked really cool. Figured out not only did it look cool, but it sounded awesome. I am 37 now and have not put it down since. Of course I've added many to my collection. All...
    tdogequipt tdogequipt
    36-40, M
    May 5, 2008

    The Bass Place

    Bass is amazing.  I love the way it resonates.  I've only been playing since last Christmas, and I'm not very good, but I'm still crazy about the sound!  I wish I had a double bass instead of bass guitar, though (I also play violin, and I like the timbre of...
    Onaquest Onaquest
    13-15, M
    4 Responses Jun 18, 2009

    Its So Much Fun

    i know seven nation army, and am trying to learn pink panther
    Poemer Poemer
    13-15, M
    Nov 23, 2012

    My Insruments

    i play the Double bass, Bass guitar, and the Violin
    Poemer Poemer
    13-15, M
    Dec 20, 2012

    The Music Is The Stars, Bass Is The Rocket.

    I started playing bass when I was 12. I am now 25.I must say if I didn't have the bass, I would've lost touch by now ..it keeps me going.thanks for reading .
    Aaronk88 Aaronk88
    26-30, M
    Aug 21, 2013

    I Love Playing the Bass

    I love playing through my Bass Ace and headphones as well as recording new material on my D12.
    neptuneboy neptuneboy
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jul 14, 2007

    Caribbean Drain-o

    NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE PLAY OR EVEN APPRECIATE BASS. everyone wants to play guitar because it's the cool thing to do, it's what "gets the girls" Bass? that must be easy to play, THERE ARE ONLY FOUR STRINGS. it couldn't possibly be the foundation for every song. yeah sure make your...
    matiswest matiswest
    18-21, M
    Nov 23, 2012

    Love That Rhythm

    I started playing bass when i was 13 because i thought guitar was too hard, but instantly, i fell in love with bass. Those deep vibrations really got to me and from then on I wanted to be a rockin' chick. I love classic rock stuff and anything else with a rocking bass line...
    amradio amradio
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2007

    I started playing bass

    when I was 14 (I got it the day before my 14th birthday from my parents), so almost six years now. I like to think I'm pretty good, but I've still got a lot to learn. However, like many things in life, music to me is a journey, not a destination; it doesn't matter how good I...
    Martin194 Martin194
    22-25, M
    Aug 3, 2014

    Bass is the best instrument to ever grace the

    earth with its heavenly presence and deep goodness <3
    gayin98 gayin98
    18-21, M
    Oct 19, 2015

    Basslines !

    Check out the bassline of "Education" from the band Modest Mouse... It's just great ! And also "Never Ending Math Equation" from the same band. I know it's not very known but it's very cool to play ! Musically yours, Tristan.
    Tristan29 Tristan29
    18-21, T
    Dec 21, 2011

    can someone teach me my last instructor didn't

    teach me a single thing. he only let me play one song and that was it. how am I supposed to learn if he doesn't show me any notes or anything
    blankslayer blankslayer
    18-21, M
    Jul 3, 2015

    Love The Bass

    I love the bass so much, I started when I was like 12 and have been playing ever since. unfortunately I play it at school so we don't play any cool songs haha. I love the deep noises its awesome!
    deleted deleted
    Aug 22, 2012

    The bass line in Sympathy for the Devil is crazy awesome!

    I've liked bass and wanted one for years and I bought one recently. It is very nice apart from the fact that one of the microphones on the pickup makes scratching noices in the amp when you touch it with a finger. Need to get that fixed. I will join a band once I pull my act...
    Wraither Wraither
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 12, 2007

    Used to Love It

    I don't play much anymore, because I guess I just forgot I could. I still have my bass from when I was younger. I first learnt to play it in the 60s and according to my teacher, I was very good for someone who had never played before. It must have been at least 5 or 6 years...
    fruityoldgrape fruityoldgrape
    56-60, F
    1 Response May 7, 2009


    I don't have a bass but I take the tab from a bass and convert it to guitar tab, easy riffs like Love buzz by Nirvana or Silver by Nirvana are cool and easy bass riffs you can play on the guitar.
    InBloom91 InBloom91
    13-15, M
    Mar 13, 2012
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