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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by MJMB, Feb 24, 2014.
It just seems to be the case!?
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.
We're not heftier here in America, we just know how to properly utilize that grand buffet of Freedom!
My drummer is hefty...I'm only 155lbs
Are they really? In my mind the typical bass player is a tall rather skinny guy, usually standing in the background.
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.
I'm Fat Steve, and I'm the fat ass of my band(s).
...except I've put on a few pounds in grad school.
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.
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.
Because our fingers are too fat to play guitar.
All drummers are fat! They need to be to pummel those skins for hours on end.
6', 140lbs. I probably don't fit that stereotype.
What I don't get is airplane food. Who's with me eh?
Ask Tal & Esperanza.
I fit that stereotype...6'4" 275.
To hold up them big heavy basses!
6'1" - 220. I represent that.
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