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Do your kids play bass?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by silvertone, Feb 27, 2018.


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  1. silvertone

    silvertone

    Nov 6, 2007
    SF, CA
    My son grew up seeing me on stage, at festivals, weddings and other events and he noticed that on occasion I'd get free meals, drinks, kindness that wasn't offered to the general public.

    I always make a joke about it, but it's true - the way I made my kid a musician was, I told him directly: "Don't touch my f'n guitars."

    When he was a 8 or 9 he could already rock out.

    My son is now 19 and we have recently started playing in a band together.
    (performing Grateful Dead Music - it's called "Ted & Company.")
    We have our first gig at the end of March.

    I started this thread cause my FB feed fed me a memory of my kid doing his best McCartney impression...

    Do you play music with your kid(s)?

    Stu at 9 - Beatles. Jr Mint.
     
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  2. twinjet

    twinjet GE90-equipped Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    49
    Getting there.
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  3. Paulabass

    Paulabass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2017
    No kids.
    Yesterday at the jam, a kid band played three Iggy Pop songs, and they were amazing. Guitar 11, bass 13, and drummer 12. After the band went home, their drummer stayed and played the last hour. I queued him thru a bunch of classic rock written well before he was born, and he did a bang-up job. I was so impressed.
     
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  4. Biggbass

    Biggbass

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    My son started playing bass when he was in the 9th grade so I gave him an 86 Schector P bass and a Polytone amp that I had at the time. That was many years ago....
    For his 40th birthday last year I gave him a Fender 62 RI Jazz bass.
     
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  5. Paulabass

    Paulabass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2017
    I see you are teaching him/her how to adjust a vintage style truss rod. That is a skill they will keep for life.
     
  6. twinjet

    twinjet GE90-equipped Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 23, 2008
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    Oh, she got that down a month ago. We're doing pickup winding tomorrow!
     
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  7. bobomatic

    bobomatic

    Jan 15, 2018
    Not-so-MiniMatic on stage with Paul Green Rock Academy.... 80957647-6C65-44D2-87C9-BAB872D384F2.
     
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  8. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Our son has had drum and piano lessons, but he didn't stick with them. I taught him some guitar and music theory, but he lost interest. Now he wants to get back into piano, which is cool. He has the fingers for it.
     
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  9. Mktrat

    Mktrat Seriously, are we not doing phrasing anymore? Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2013
    The Mitten
    She has the bug...and she isn't shy about "borrowing" my basses.
    I can say, she is VERY careful with my stuff.
    Her brother? Yeah, he isn't interested.
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  10. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    NY
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  11. Txnrcr

    Txnrcr

    Feb 2, 2017
    North Texas
    Yep, plays bass and sings lead vocals.
    17 yrs old now, been at it for about 5 years now.

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  12. Skeezix

    Skeezix

    Sep 28, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    Yeah, my son borrowed my five string a few years ago.
    Don't think that I'm getting it back any time soon.
     
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  13. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    I have 6, nobody is a per say bassist but my one son can play bass decently.
    Everyone is musically inclined though.
    We play music a lot together.
     
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  14. Farseer

    Farseer Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2014
    Parker, Colorado
    Yep, my son has been playing guitar since he was 6. He is now 16. He is the lead in our blues band.
     
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  15. BassUrges

    BassUrges

    Mar 14, 2016
    Denver
    Guitar, piano, cello, and drums. We play together for practice (thumb position on DB with the cello, for instance), aren’t quite ready for prime time.
     
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  16. DirtDog

    DirtDog

    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    Cool stories!

    Not here - I’ve got a teenager that has dabbled in a few string instruments, has retired from playing piano but is a pretty good vocalist - like playing around with my PA and vocal FX. I’m hoping for the day when she comes down to the studio and asks me to show her some stuff....
     
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  17. the_home

    the_home Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    My older son (27) plays bass recreationally, his younger brother plays guitar and has recorded with his singer/songwriter girlfriend. I made a point to have an assortment of instruments, including keys and even drums(!) available for noodling throughout their childhoods.
     
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  18. My youngest son, Hunter Robinson, is quite the bassist and guitarist. He went on the road with my older son Ben for a couple years as his bassist, and used to double with our band P-51. And actually, Ben filled in more on bass more than a couple of times with the Trop-Rock band I used to play with. Hunter's waiting on us to put together another band. Ben is currently playing guitar with Preacher Stone. That's Hunter in this video playing one of my old Foundations.
     
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  19. Salmon1

    Salmon1

    Jul 28, 2017
    Dang Txnrcr....she's got Cousin It on guitar!

    No kids of my own, but spent four years making your kids miserable in wilderness therapy programs. Hike 'em till they cry!
     
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  20. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    My son plays drums, My daughter play piano and violin and sings.
     
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