just fun questions with your bass history

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  1. cesioor

    cesioor

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    Hi all! I'm sitting at my living room and suddenly wild questions appear. It's about my old days when I started playing bass. Well, mostly these questions all you about song and bass player, butI think you might interested:

    1. What the first song that makes you interesting in learning bass?
    2. What the first song you learn?
    3. What the first song you can play completely?
    4. What song you play when the first time you have perform in public?
    5. Who is the first bass player you know?
    6. Who is your favourite bass player?
    7. who bass player influence your playing style?
    8. What is your first bass?

    This is my answer:
    1. Rhcp- soul to squeeze
    2. Rhcp- soul to squeeze
    3. Muse- hysteria
    4. cake- I will survive
    5. Nathan king (level 42)
    6. Victor wooten
    7. Flea (rhcp)
    8. Cort acoustic

    What yours??
  2. AngryPig1

    AngryPig1

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    Fun!

    1) RHCP - Otherside
    2)RHCP - Otherside
    3) RHCP Otherside
    4) TV Show - Butterfly Stitch (it was my own bands song a 4 chord wonder written by some 12 year olds)
    5) Paul McCartney
    6) Flea
    7) Flea
    8)( Peavey Zephyr (i think)

    hmmm thats a lot of RHCP stuff going on up there! ha i havent even heard their last two albums...
  3. Jay Q

    Jay Q Supporting Member

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    1. What the first song that makes you interesting in learning bass?
    Chic - Good Times

    2. What the first song you learn?
    Chic - Good Times

    3. What the first song you can play completely?
    The Police - Voices Inside My Head

    4. What song you play when the first time you have perform in public?
    An original by my first band.

    5. Who is the first bass player you know?
    Bootsy

    6. Who is your favourite bass player?
    Marcus Miller

    7. who bass player influence your playing style?
    A cadre of old-school funkateers.
    Colin Moulding.
    Mark King.

    8. What is your first bass?
    A hybrid: Precision body with a Jazz neck.
  4. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Supporting Member

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    Here ya go!

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  6. ShredderMaximus

    ShredderMaximus

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    That was kinda fun.
  7. delta7fred

    delta7fred

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    Yorkshire, England, UK
    1. What the first song that makes you interesting in learning bass?

    Can't remember the song but it was seeing the Beach boys on TV back in the 60s.

    2. What the first song you learn?

    Long time ago but probably House of the Rising Sun by The Animals. I hate that song to this day.

    3. What the first song you can play completely?

    Probably the same as 2.

    4. What song you play when the first time you have perform in public?

    Too long ago to remember.

    5. Who is the first bass player you know?

    Jack Bruce (I think).

    6. Who is your favourite bass player?

    Anyone who can lay down a good memorable bass line.

    7. who bass player influence your playing style?

    Jack Bruce (Cream), John Entwistle (The Who), Andy Fraser (Free), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Duck Dunn, Willie Dixon, James Jamerson ..... etc, etc.

    8. What is your first bass?

    Short Scale SG style built in woodwork class at school. A complete dog to play but wish I still had it.
  8. TDSLaBassiste

    TDSLaBassiste Supporting Member

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    1. Probably Limelight by Rush thanks to Paul Rudd in "I Love You, Man"
    2. Mario Theme
    3. Duality by Slipknot
    4. I don't remember which, but it was something my band wrote. Unless you count a church band I played in which was "Somebody to Lean On"
    5. Vince Hornsby, Geddy Lee, or Paul Gray
    6. Zach Smith from Pinback or Eric Judy from Modest Mouse
    7. Same as 6, they're definitely the biggest influences on my style.
    8. Dean Zone Zero in black.
  9. Plectrum72

    Plectrum72

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    Okaloosa County, Florida
    1. What the first song that makes you interesting in learning bass? Piece of Me-Skid Row
    2. What the first song you learn? Whole Lotta Love-Led Zeppelin
    3. What the first song you can play completely? Whole Lotta Love
    4. What song you play when the first time you have perform in public? Falling to Pieces-Faith No More
    5. Who is the first bass player you know? Paul McCartney (know as in aware of)
    6. Who is your favourite bass player? Duff McKagen
    7. who bass player influence your playing style? Jeff Ament
    8. What is your first bass?
    Memphis P-bass
  10. Molochnik

    Molochnik

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    1. What the first song that makes you interesting in learning bass?

    Probably Telekon - Gary Numan

    2. What the first song you learn?

    Down in the Park - Tubeway Army

    3. What the first song you can play completely?

    Down By the River - Neil Young & Crazy Horse

    4. What song you play when the first time you have perform in public?

    Silly Love Songs - Wings

    5. Who is the first bass player you know?

    As in aware of?.....Gene Simmons

    6. Who is your favourite bass player?

    Bernard Edwards

    7. who bass player influence your playing style?

    Billy Talbot

    8. What is your first bass?

    Squier Affinity P !!!
  11. Doctor_Clock

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

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    1. What the first song that makes you interesting in learning bass?
    The theme song form the TV show "Barney Miller"
    2. What the first song you learn?
    "Iron Man" -Black Sabbath
    3. What the first song you can play completely?
    "Up the Beach" -Janes Addiction
    4. What song you play when the first time you have perform in public?
    "Father Mulcahy"-Big Headed Batman
    5. Who is the first bass player you know?
    Geddy Lee
    6. Who is your favourite bass player?
    James Jamerson
    7. who bass player influence your playing style?
    Mike Watt
    8. What is your first bass?
    1991 Ibanez EX Series
  12. SurferJoe46

    SurferJoe46

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    1. What the first song that makes you interesting in learning bass?
    Rumble by Link Ray

    2. What the first song you learn?
    Pipeline by The Chantays

    3. What the first song you can play completely?
    See #2

    4. What song you play when the first time you have perform in public?
    Let's Go Trippin'

    5. Who is the first bass player you know?
    Can't remember his name

    6. Who is your favourite bass player?
    Timothy B Schmit

    7. who bass player influence your playing style?
    Larry Graham

    8. What is your first bass?
    Mosrite semi-hollow body, (Yuck!) rapidly replaced with a 1962 Fender P.
  13. Deathblade Eric

    Deathblade Eric

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    1. What the first song that makes you interesting in learning bass?

    None. One day a mate of mine who was a drummer suggested we went to a rehearsal studio along with a couple of friends of his & bass turned out to be the only vacancy. We hashed together a truly dreadful twelve bar blues & that was that. It kinda stuck.

    2. What the first song you learn?

    Most likely 'Smoke On The Water', then I think it was 'Lazy'. I used to be able to bluff my way through most of 'Made In Japan' apart from 'The Mule'.

    3. What the first song you can play completely?

    See 2.

    4. What song you play when the first time you have perform in public?

    Can't really answer as my first few public outings were very jam-led so could (& did) go anywhere. The hook line from 'Dazed & Confused' made regular appearances though.

    5. Who is the first bass player you know?

    Paul McCartney.

    6. Who is your favourite bass player?

    Jack Bruce, closely followed by Neil Murray.

    7. who bass player influence your playing style?

    Jack Bruce, but we're all musical sponges so I have to stick in bits of Clapton, Blackmore, Jon Lord & a host of others. If I like it I'll nick it.

    8. What is your first bass?

    Aria Pro II TSB-400 No. 1050066 (May 1981), bought new in May or June 1982 for HK$1200 - which was slightly more than a month's wages. Still got it.

    P.
  14. Amara

    Amara Fumble-Fingered Beginner Supporting Member

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    1. Heart of the Sunrise (Yes)
    2. Holy Diver (Dio)
    3. Holy Diver (Dio)
    4. Float On (Modest Mouse)
    5. Do you mean the first one I met, or the first bassist I identified as such?
    6. Chris Squire (see question 1, above)
    7. Lots of them
    8. A cheap Chinese P-bass
  15. Depth_Charge

    Depth_Charge

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    1. What the first song that makes you interesting in learning bass? - For Whom The Bell Tolls - MetallicA
    2. What the first song you learn? - For Whom The Bell Tolls - MetallicA
    3. What the first song you can play completely? - For Whom The Bell Tolls - MetallicA
    4. What song you play when the first time you have perform in public? It's Only The Beginning - Deborah Conway
    5. Who is the first bass player you know? - Cliff Burton
    6. Who is your favourite bass player? - Ryan Martinie
    7. who bass player influence your playing style? - Cliff Burton, Jason Newsted, Dave Ellefson, Chris Wolstenholme, Kim Deal, Alex Webster to name a few.
    8. What is your first bass? - Canora P-bass copy acquired 22years ago and I still have and play it occassionally.
  16. BassChuck

    BassChuck Supporting Member

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    Cincinnati
    1. What the first song that makes you interesting in learning bass? Seeing the Beatles on TV.

    2. What the first song you learn?
    Bouree - Jethro Tull (I had to move out of the house and go to college, my parents wouldn't allow me to play bass)

    3. What the first song you can play completely? Bouree

    4. What song you play when the first time you have perform in public? Couldn't say, it was a fake book jazz gig.

    5. Who is the first bass player you know? McCartney

    6. Who is your favourite bass player? Mingus

    7. who bass player influence your playing style? McCartney, Jamerson, Israel Crosby, Mingus.

    8. What is your first bass? Kalamazoo short scale (I got it with a Ampeg flip top for $50)
  17. ClaudeH

    ClaudeH

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    Québec, Canada
    1. What the first song that makes you interesting in learning bass?
    Spirits In The Material World


    2. What the first song you learn?
    Spirits In The Material World


    3. What the first song you can play completely? Message in the bottle


    4. What song you play when the first time you have perform in public? Subdivision / Rush


    5. Who is the first bass player you know? Geddy Lee


    6. Who is your favourite bass player?
    Marcus Miller


    7. who bass player influence your playing style? Bernard Edwards


    8. What is your first bass?
    Vantage FV575B
  18. DwaynieAD

    DwaynieAD

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    Mechanicsburg, PA
    1. What the first song that makes you interesting in learning bass?
    Mudvayne - Dig

    2. What the first song you learn?
    Murderdolls - people hate me

    3. What the first song you can play completely?
    Murderdolls - people hate me

    4. What song you play when the first time you have perform in public?
    Five originals and 2 covers, the covers were Murderdolls - Love at first fright and Rancid - Quite Alright

    5. Who is the first bass player you know?
    My cousin Gene, unless you mean famous, then Ryan Martini from Mudvayne

    6. Who is your favourite bass player?
    Duff Mckagan

    7. who bass player influence your playing style?
    Duff Mckagan and Steve Harris I guess, I don't really think anyone has influenced me honestly

    8. What is your first bass?
    Cort Precision
  19. cv115505

    cv115505 Supporting Member

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    I'll play

    1. What the first song that makes you interesting in learning bass?

    -oddly enough I was getting ready for school one day and John Mellencamp's cover of "Wild Night" came on TV. Me'shell N'degeocello's line on it got me wondering "why her guitar sounded different."

    2. What the first song you learn?

    -Come As You Are haha gota crawl before you can walk

    3. What the first song you can play completely?

    -Isn't this the same as the last question?

    4. What song you play when the first time you have perform in public?

    -It was an original my guitar player friend wrote

    5. Who is the first bass player you know?

    -Me'shell N'degeocello

    6. Who is your favourite bass player?

    -Tough to say... probably Pino Palladino

    7. who bass player influence your playing style?

    -Pino

    8. What is your first bass?

    -my first bass was a borrowed white Washburn Pbass copy... The first bass I OWNED was a black Dean Edge
  20. zeppfan90

    zeppfan90

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    1. Korn - Got the life
    2. ACDC- Back In Black
    3. ACDC- Back In Black
    4. Blues Jams
    5. Paul Gray
    6. Flea/John Paul Jones
    7. Flea
    8. Dean Zone XM
  21. Milk

    Milk Supporting Member

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    Montreal, Canada
    1. What the first song that makes you interesting in learning bass?

    I can't remember that for sure. More than one. I'd been aware of bass for years but I know that lines like The Cure's Fascination Street led me to bass around the time my brother was learning guitar. But it wasn't jus tone specific song.

    2. What the first song you learn?

    That i can remember, Closedown by The cure. It's like four notes.


    3. What the first song you can play completely?

    Well that would be the same. It never changes all the way through.

    4. What song you play when the first time you have perform in public?

    Hmm... it was a cure tribute band (see a pattern?) I can't remember the first song we played though. I might have the setlist somewhere in a box. I think...I want to say we started with the early songs so it's possible it was like, Boys don't cry. But I can't be sure.

    5. Who is the first bass player you know?

    Oh damn.... I can't remember that. Too long ago. We're talking childhood. Maybe as shameful as it is to say, the bassist for EMF? Shut up I was like 11 in 1990. I do still remember his name, Zac Foley. He died of drug overdose some time in the early 2000's.

    6. Who is your favourite bass player?

    Has to be Simon Gallup. From yes, you guessed it, The Cure. I got others though.


    7. who bass player influence your playing style?

    Well him. Also all the other ones I like. Simonon, Peter Hook, Andy Rourke, John Taylor. And I hate to admit it but I also learned to play along Green Day records as a teen, and while I don't care for them anymore and haven't in like 15 years, I think for better or worse Mike Dirnt has had a bit of a lasting influence on my style.


    8. What is your first bass?

    Ibanez Tr-70. About a 300$ bass in 1996 (440$ or so adjusted for inflation, I just checked for fun). Still my only bass 18 years later (well I inherited an '85 Ibanez Roadstar II last year which I sold casue I didn't like the sound or neck feel, and I recently bought an Epiphone EB-3 which I am reselling cause I don't care for it, terrible neck dive, tones I can't use, so technically, still my only bass)
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2014

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