1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TalkBass iphone/android app is NOT WORKING currently. We're working on it. Tapatalk IS working, so if you need to use an app, use Tapatalk. Try using your browser though - TalkBass is now 100% responsive to your phone/tablet screen size ;)

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

Our youngest bandmate...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by plankspanker13, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. plankspanker13

    plankspanker13

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2002
    Likes Received:
    0
    One of our fans has an 8-year-old son who is into playing some auxiliary percussion, and adding some backing vocals, in places. Here's audio from last Saturday's "lite" trio gig. Singerbabe was under the weather, and guitard was not at his best, but it is serviceable.

    http://uncorkedtheband.weebly.com/uploads/7/0/8/8/7088912/dedoda.mp3

    I'm singing lead, and playing my SBMM Ray4 through a Dunlop volume pedal, Boss TU-3, MXR bass octave deluxe, and CEB-3, into a Genz Benz Shuttle 3.0 combo (1x10). Pay no attention to my one clunker note, c. 2:09. Recording done on a 90's vintage Tascam cassette 4-track, and mixed down on my Windows 8 PC, using Nero Wav Editor. Guitar & vox are through the PA, which gave me channels 1 & 2, with my bass DI into channel 4. Channel 3 is reserved for an auxiliary mic, when we have the drummer along, or, as was the case, this last Saturday, a cellist, who sat in, for 2 numbers (not on this one, however).
  2. DwaynieAD

    DwaynieAD

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Likes Received:
    3
    band I was in prior to the one I'm in now had a drummer who was 15 when I joined. I was 23 at the time. funny to be at a gig and having a beer with the drummer's parents. They were good people tho.
  3. intheory

    intheory Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    My band consists of lead singer-front man-44 years old-guitarist-52 years old-musical director-keys player-35 years old-myself (bass), 40 years old... and our drummer (my son) 20 years old (joined at 19). And he can TEAR IT UP! :)
  4. pklima

    pklima

    Joined:
    May 2, 2003
    Likes Received:
    1
    Cool. Kids are fun, though I've played in church with three boys around that age on percussion and everyone wished they were a little less enthusiastic, LOL. And the most serious artistic music I've ever played was the cello part of Vivaldi's concerto for four violins, and at the time three of the violinists were maybe 11-13. No recording, but I do have a picture...

    [​IMG]
  5. 4dog

    4dog

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2012
    Likes Received:
    2
    I was always the youngest ,,, till recently
  6. bound'n'blocked

    bound'n'blocked

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    The worship leader on our team has a son who about 13 that fills in regularly on drums that is excellent.

    BnB
  7. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Likes Received:
    1
    Yeah....thats how it works. If you keep on playing for long enough, time will creep up on you and your now thinking
    " Hey I am the oldest". Been there and done that.
  8. bassmatt4792

    bassmatt4792

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2012
    Likes Received:
    0
    Vocalist: 48
    Lead guitar: 23
    Rhythm guitar: 30
    Me: 20
    Drummer: 45

    Just your generic run-of-the-mill bar rock band. A little awkward for me when I can't drink. Or shouldn't even be I'm some bars. Not that I want to drink anyway. Never have.
  9. rtslinger

    rtslinger

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Likes Received:
    1
    Keyboard player just turned 40 everyone else mid 50's early 60's

Share This Page