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Why do bassists tend to be heftier fellows?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by MJMB, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. MJMB

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    It just seems to be the case!?
  2. oboylebass

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    Well, there is an epidemic of obesity in the United Sates, so I'd say this doesn't just apply to bass players. Conversely, a lot guys who play out a bunch realize it's important to eat healthy and exercise, otherwise your playing suffers.
  3. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it. Supporting Member

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    We're not heftier here in America, we just know how to properly utilize that grand buffet of Freedom!
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    dwjazz54 Supporting Member

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  5. VanillaThundah

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    My drummer is hefty...I'm only 155lbs
  6. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS * Supporting Member

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    Are they really? In my mind the typical bass player is a tall rather skinny guy, usually standing in the background. :)
  7. Kmonk

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    I haven't noticed that bass players are heavier than other band members. In fact, just the opposite. I usually find guitar players, drummers and keyboard players to be heavier than bass players. I am in better shape than anyone in my band and every bass player I know is in good shape in terms of weight in proportion to height.
  8. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it. Supporting Member

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    I'm Fat Steve, and I'm the fat ass of my band(s).
  9. dls119

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    That's me.

    ...except I've put on a few pounds in grad school.:bag:
  10. vishuddha

    vishuddha 100% Mediocre Supporting Member

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    I think this is one of those things that you think applies to only one instrument until you start considering how many fat people play guitar/keyboard/drums/etc.

    No real correlation that I've seen... remember that perception is reality.
  11. Naturekev

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    In our band, I'm the thin one at 6'1" and about 160 pounds. The lead guitarist outweighs me by probably about 100 pounds.
  12. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Non Serviam Supporting Member

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    Because our fingers are too fat to play guitar.

    :bag:
  13. waynobass

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    All drummers are fat! They need to be to pummel those skins for hours on end.
  14. ASATMAN

    ASATMAN Supporting Member

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    6'4", 175lbs.
  15. jacksonev94

    jacksonev94 Supporting Member

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    6', 140lbs. I probably don't fit that stereotype. :D
  16. bkbirge

    bkbirge Supporting Member

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    What I don't get is airplane food. Who's with me eh?
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  17. Wookieonbass

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    Ask Tal & Esperanza. ;)
  18. audioglenn

    audioglenn Gold Supporting Member

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    I fit that stereotype...6'4" 275.
  19. Tomkat8

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    To hold up them big heavy basses!
  20. edpal

    edpal This one, she's not just another pretty face. Gold Supporting Member

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    6'1" - 220. I represent that.

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