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What inspired you to pick up the bass?

Post  benlorenc on Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:10 pm

For me, over the summer I started getting really heavy into Pink Floyd. I don't know why but the bass lines captivated me so much, like in the song Time, or Pigs (three different ones) ha ha I still can't play that one. After I got my bass and started progressing very quickly, I became absorbed in Geddy Lee, Victor Wooten, Les Claypool, John Paul Jones etc. What about you guys? What initially inspired you to pick up the bass?

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Post  SuperMaximo93 on Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:22 pm

My little sis: "You should play bass!"
Me: "Hm, that'd be cool... Shouldn't be too hard!"

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Post  BlackF89 on Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:40 pm

Every arsehole I knew played a guitar (not the case these days mind) when I was 16 so I was naturally drawn to play bass but wasn't allowed to get one due to various reasons that no longer apply. I fell in love with the bass at 16 and listened to the likes of Les Claypool, Twiggy Ramirez, Geddy Lee and of course S.M.V Smile

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Post  Spoon on Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:48 pm

Friend 1: "you should play an instrument!"
Friend 2: "yeah your fingers look good for keyboard"
Friend 1: "or guitar"
me: "ok....."
Friend 1: "so you will play guitar"
me: "no, everyone plays guitar"
friend 2: "so play bass"
me: "ill think about it"

5 mins later

me: "I will atleast try the schools bass"

3 days later

*comes home with a bass guitar*

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Post  maxf13 on Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:12 pm

hmmmm
i always wanted to play like bass/guitar/drums etc. then i started prefering bass cause it was more hidden kinda and not as upfront which i like so then i started playing bass

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Post  Pippynip on Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:41 pm

I got bored of Guitar Hero, pretty much.

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Post  SuperMaximo93 on Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:44 pm

Pippynip wrote:I got bored of Guitar Hero, pretty much.
Same here

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Post  DubHertz on Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:00 pm

I tried to play guitar but my fingers were too fat....so bass was the answer

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Post  Lufic on Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:01 pm

I always thought it was really cool when you could feel the bass/kick in your chest at concerts, so I've always admired bassists/drummers and wanted to do what they do. Then last October I was at a Battle of the Bands to see a friend play/see his new bass, and he looked like he was having more fun than anyone else there. My bass obsession started after that Very Happy It helped that my cousin was trying to get rid of his bass, too.

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Post  Stryfer on Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:17 am

I already wrote this so now I'll (try to) be brief:
When I was young I was like "Music is dull, but those guitarists look damn cool!"
Several years later I met a guy: "Hey man I'm an awesome guitarist, you should play bass there aren't many bassits"
A few days later I met his friend, a bassist in his band - very cool dude, not stuck up and just a little bit nuts.
A few months later I tried his bass: "Wow! The power!! Absolute POWER!!"
A couple of months later: I haven't left my room for 4 hours because I'm playing the bass Smile

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Post  f8tlbyte on Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:33 am

I can tell you the exact moment I decided to play bass. I was 14 and saw The Cure in Orange on MTV (back when they played music). I saw Simon Gallup playing "A Strange day", "Primary", "Push", and "A Forest". That was it, I was going to play bass.

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Post  Fuzzy on Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:42 am

Mike D'Antonio
Mark Klepaski
Peter Iwers

And the kick in the balls and punch in the chest it gives you.

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Post  Some freaky guy on Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:40 pm

Les Claypool.

'Nuff said.
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Post  Late2bass on Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:36 pm

I've always loved the way it 'glues' the rest of the musicians together! My real inspiration was Bruce Foxton...he always looks like he's having such a good time!

Got bitten by the bug and haven't looked back since...

I also love the way you feel bass instead of merely hearing it....just really elemental!!!!!!!

Steve

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Post  Cliff em' all on Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:20 pm

SuperMaximo93 wrote:
Pippynip wrote:I got bored of Guitar Hero, pretty much.
Same here

I agrees.
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Post  Spoon on Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:25 pm

I dont have GH

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Post  Dropthelines585 on Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:22 pm

I've been into music since I was a young'un. Always knew I wanted to play something. Then it hit me when I was 11. In April 1999 I saw the video for "My Name Is Mud". I asked for a bass for Christmas and I got it. The rest is just history. I never gave up despite the loss of the use of the index finger of my fretting hand. I'm still at it and plan to be until I die. That's my story.
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Post  f8tlbyte on Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:28 pm

Pippynip wrote:I got bored of Guitar Hero, pretty much.

That's why I got Rock Band. Very Happy , still play it from time to time, and I still suck on drums.

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Post  maxf13 on Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:00 pm

what happened to your finger DTL?
i usually use my index finger for like half the notes i play
i couldnt live without it

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Post  Dropthelines585 on Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:22 pm

I had an accident involving a hunting knife. I severed both flexor tendons.
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Post  maxf13 on Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:27 pm

oh
thats harsh
good that is didnt stop u from playing bass tho

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Post  Dropthelines585 on Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:29 pm

Yeah but it sure slowed me down a bit. I get depressed sometimes when I think how much better I could be. It's very frustrating. I had to re-learn everything I had built up to that point.
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Post  f8tlbyte on Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:33 pm

Dropthelines585 wrote:Yeah but it sure slowed me down a bit. I get depressed sometimes when I think how much better I could be. It's very frustrating. I had to re-learn everything I had built up to that point.

Know how ya feel. I was in a car accident when I was 18, snapped a joint in my Left thumb. Shattered is more like it. The surgeon said I was done playing bass, guitar, and anything involving my left hand. I refused to believe that. Even though it hurt like hell I figured out new ways to fret and rebuilt the strength in my hand. Still hurts from time to time but it's worth it.

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Post  Pippynip on Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:29 am

Rick Allen lost his whole arm, but it ended up OK for him because someone built him an electronic drum kit that he could use with his right arm only.

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Post  BlackF89 on Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:42 am

I've seen a band with a one handed guitarist, he used to hooks and taped them together and had his plec held between them and can only down pick, he was playing lead and bloody good too. It's amazing what people will do to overcome their weaknesses

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