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are all bassists short and stocky?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Bayou_Brawler, Jul 26, 2004.


  1. Bayou_Brawler

    Bayou_Brawler The most hurtful thing ever realized

    Oct 23, 2003
    Ann Arbor, MI
    why does it seem like all bassists are short to average height and stocky and guitarists are tall and skinny? i seem to see this trend at 75% of the shows i go to. maybe the low frequencies attract these sort of people.

    i wonder what percentage of this board would fall into this group.

    i do: 5' 10" and 195lbs.

    what about you?
     
  2. Eyescream

    Eyescream

    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    I'm tall(ish) and fat.

    6'1" and 280.
     
  3. BlasphemyArise

    BlasphemyArise

    Jul 15, 2004
    5'11 190lbs
     
  4. Basho

    Basho Guest

    6'1" and 175.
     
  5. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    I always thought the bassist was the tallest, the drummer was the shortest, followed by the guitarist and lead singer.

    The bassist was always kept in the back so the singer and guitarist don't feel self-concious.

    I can think of a bunch of short guitarists, Angus Young, Randy Rhodes; can't really think of any short stocky bassists.

    I'm 5' 11" and about 150 pounds. (172 cm 68 kgs...I think)
     
  6. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    5' 7" 185lbs
    Short and stocky. yep :D
     
  7. I'm 5'-8" and 190-195, so I guess I'm stocky.
     
  8. Bayou_Brawler

    Bayou_Brawler The most hurtful thing ever realized

    Oct 23, 2003
    Ann Arbor, MI
     
  9. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    6'2" and 350lbs on Mannn, baby!
     
  10. Bayou_Brawler

    Bayou_Brawler The most hurtful thing ever realized

    Oct 23, 2003
    Ann Arbor, MI
    damn i'm treying to calculate but people keep sneeking in...

    about 71%
     
  11. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    I'm 5'11 208. I thought I was tall :'(

    Oh wait I am only 15.
     
  12. 5'11, 165. I'm only 16 though, I still have some pounds to put on yet.
     
  13. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Heh, Most people I talk to seem to think the bass player stereotype is the very tall, kind of gangly, usually wiry but sometimes built, guy that just ...is there.

    Me?

    I'm 6'4 and lanky as hell.
     
  14. canopener

    canopener

    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    Yeah, this is what I'd have imagined the "stereotypical" bassist would be.

    I'm 6' 235.
     
  15. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    5'9" and 140. I'm weird.
     
  16. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    I've always thought of bass players to be tall. At 5'7" I thought I was a freak of nature in the bass world. I guess I'm not entirely alone.
     
  17. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    5'4" about 100-110lbs (110 on a good day :p )

    :help: I need to go eat a bowl of transfat or something.
     
  18. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    tallish and lanky here

    brad cook
     
  19. Pause

    Pause

    Jun 4, 2003
    Miami, FL
    hm... i'm almost unhealthily thin... 5'8" and 130 lbs
     
  20. fatbassjazzer

    fatbassjazzer

    Feb 27, 2004
    ATL
    Well I'm 5'6 and about 180 pounds so I fit the short and stocky profile.