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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by PWRL, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. PWRL

    PWRL Supporting Member

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    I've enjoyed talking bass with you all but I've come to the conclusion that I have to give this up. I'm not much good at it, and at 39 years old, not going to get much better. Take care of yourselves!
    I might be back if I change my mind but for now, doesn't seem likely.
    Ya ta hey, via con dios and all that!
  2. SherwoodGreen

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    Are you referring to giving up playing Bass, or not posting on a bass forum anymore?

    Hey wait a minute! You're not here! How will I ever get my answer??:confused:
    :D
  3. Scotty DelMar

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    Remember what Silvio said on The Sopranos... "I try to get out but they pull me back in."
  4. ggunn

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    Suit yourself, but don't use age as an excuse. I started playing bass in my 50's and I am getting better all the time.
  5. pflash4001

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    Who cares if you're " not that good" I know lots of guys who " aren't that good" but it doesn't stop them from having fun in a garage making noise. It's all about having fun!
  6. 4dog

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    Theres always someone willing to take your spot, the world abhors a vacuum, cept the good ones that get all the dust bunnies, they stick around.
  7. Raymeous

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    OP (if you happen to see this)

    Go ahead and take a break from playing, I did this last year due to both medical stuff and general frustrations with my music. Keep your bass as you never know when the itch will need to be scratched. If you don't feel you're getting any better as a musician, change something. Take lessons, see more live music, take a year off of playing and instead listen to more music and remember why you wanted to do this in the first place.

    Well I hope all goes well.
  8. Emibass

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    Vaya con Dios! :bassist:
  9. dalkowski

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    This, so much. The only reason I can imagine for quitting entirely (physical or mental incapacitation aside) is if one cannot find the tiniest scintilla of FUN or SATISFACTION in playing the bass.

    All best wishes!
  10. Steve

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    worst ragequit ever...
  11. cableguy

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    I've been playing a long time and with work/kids/life/etc, I'm not getting better either. Who FN gives? I still turn up, rock out and have fun.:bassist::bassist: You don't have to be Geddy to have a good time playing music. The key is lots of beer and excessive volume.:bag:
  12. FilterFunk

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    Isn't that from "The Godfather, Part III"?
  13. Biggbass

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    his statement would suggest either....or maybe both.
  14. 4dog

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    Was that a ragequit i didnt feel it.
  15. SherwoodGreen

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    Well, nice of him to let us know.

    I, for one, would be wondering where he went!
    :D
  16. Unprofessional

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    Nicest ragequit I've personally seen.

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