Average bassplayer's height

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Jonathan C, Jun 9, 2021.


  1. < 5'

    3 vote(s)
    0.4%
  2. 5'

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 5' 1"

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 5' 2"

    2 vote(s)
    0.3%
  5. 5' 3"

    4 vote(s)
    0.5%
  6. 5' 4"

    6 vote(s)
    0.8%
  7. 5' 5"

    13 vote(s)
    1.7%
  8. 5' 6"

    24 vote(s)
    3.1%
  9. 5' 7"

    40 vote(s)
    5.2%
  10. 5' 8"

    59 vote(s)
    7.7%
  11. 5' 9"

    52 vote(s)
    6.8%
  12. 5' 10"

    103 vote(s)
    13.5%
  13. 5' 11"

    82 vote(s)
    10.7%
  14. 6'

    102 vote(s)
    13.3%
  15. 6' 1"

    89 vote(s)
    11.6%
  16. 6' 2"

    78 vote(s)
    10.2%
  17. 6' 3"

    39 vote(s)
    5.1%
  18. 6' 4"

    30 vote(s)
    3.9%
  19. 6' 5"

    21 vote(s)
    2.7%
  20. > 6' 5"

    18 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. Jonathan C

    Jonathan C Supporting Member

    May 31, 2016
    Holbrook, NY
    I asked a question regarding having a tilt back feature for a Subway 2x12 bass cab. @agedhorse responded "The 212 was a little too short for an average height player to tilt back without stooping over. We looked into that." No disrespect to Andy or Mesa whatsoever, everything about their gear is the best of engineering, build, and tone quality, but I'm curious to find out what the average height of TB members are. I'm 5'8" and shrinking at 62 years of age.
     
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  2. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    Same age but 6'4".
     
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  3. Jonathan C

    Jonathan C Supporting Member

    May 31, 2016
    Holbrook, NY
    I ran out of available numbers, I wanted to add "should be in the NBA"
     
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  4. 4SG

    4SG

    Mar 6, 2014
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  5. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass

    Nov 22, 2017
    I'm the shortest one so far, but in my defense, I am female. However, I am far from average, being somewhat crappy at what I do. I want to know how tall the really good bass players are!
     
  6. dalkowski

    dalkowski Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    Your new avatar is missing a cigarette.
     
  7. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass

    Nov 22, 2017
    I gave those up about 20 years ago. Coffee and donuts, though? Nevah!
     
  8. Afc70

    Afc70 Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2004
    Northeast Arkansas
    6’ 3”
     
  9. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Oh, you've got a long way to shrink... :)
     
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  10. dalkowski

    dalkowski Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    Same here! (That mug looks like it could use a top-up.)
     
  11. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass

    Nov 22, 2017
    In real life I am down with my third cup, and that's gonna be it unless I want to be a fidgeting, blithering, hyperactive idiot all morning. It could be argued that's me every day, though.
     
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  12. Jonathan C

    Jonathan C Supporting Member

    May 31, 2016
    Holbrook, NY
    Or how short?? I'm in the somewhat crappy group too. Are you saying you have to be tall to play bass competently? :roflmao:
     
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  13. dalkowski

    dalkowski Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    I salute and aspire to the 3-cup cut-off. If there's any in a pot, I'll drink it although I try to keep it to decaf and stop before noon.
     
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  14. Jonathan C

    Jonathan C Supporting Member

    May 31, 2016
    Holbrook, NY
    I miss my big stainless steel espresso machine once I'm at the office. Coffee is a ritual for me each morning. 2 shots before I'm out the door, one or 2 more when I get home.
     
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  15. 5'6" here but I used to be 6'3", you know aging bla bla bla....... My SVT's are my phallic compensation. :laugh:
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2021
  16. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    I'm 5-10, and my long-time favorite rig is a tall stack of two 2x10s with amp on top. No tilting or stooping required, and I can always hear myself well in the mix.
     
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  17. Blues Daddy

    Blues Daddy

    Jul 1, 2016
    I'm a firm believer in getting the sound of my rig aimed at my ears instead of my knees . . . I always either stack multiple cabs - or if I'm only using one cab then I put it on a chair, box, wedge, etc.
     
  18. Soberglitch

    Soberglitch

    Feb 14, 2021
    Oregon
    6’2 and 30 years old here. My hair is starting to disappear and grow in weird places now that I don’t feel like a spring chicken anymore so I’m waiting for the shrinking to start.
     
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  19. marchone

    marchone Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    NYC
    6'-3" at soon to be 70. Lost an inch since I was 17.
     
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  20. JoshS

    JoshS

    Dec 30, 2018
    Colorado
    My man. I am an all day coffee drinker myself. Staying on topic, I’m 6’5” so whoever made up the bit about it stunting your growth is full of ****. :D
     
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