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For you, playing the bass is a...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by r6mile, Apr 8, 2006.


  1. a hobby

    72 vote(s)
    55.4%
  2. a part-time job

    19 vote(s)
    14.6%
  3. full-time job

    12 vote(s)
    9.2%
  4. something I do when I'm bored

    3 vote(s)
    2.3%
  5. something else

    24 vote(s)
    18.5%
  1. For you, playing the bass is a...
     
  2. ahaTFJ

    ahaTFJ Guest

    Apr 2, 2006
    Chicago
    A hobby
     
  3. well.. i voted full time.. because i study music, and being a musician is my sole source of income (gigging/teaching) - and hopefully will be for the rest of my life!
     
  4. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I used to do it as a way to make my living, but now I just do it part time, as a hobby. Making money at it now is just icing on the cake, as I really don't need the money I make at it now.
     
  5. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Sweden
    I'm practicing 6-8 hours a day, i hope bass playing is going to be my full-time job...
     
  6. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    Pretty much sums it up for me as well. I like it much better this way.
     
  7. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    same here.
     
  8. elros

    elros

    Apr 24, 2004
    Norway
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    It's a Way Of Life.

    I won't have much chance of making a living playing bass, not here in Norway. And I'm not sure it'd be quite as fun if my income depended on it.
     
  9. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    I didn't make a great living but I didn't do too bad. A lot of times it felt like a grind. I gave it up right around the time my son was born. After about 7 or 8 years I got back into it but decided that I didn't care if I made much money. Any money I made was a plus but this time around I would do it on my terms. I'm only in it for the fun and when it stops being fun I will stop gigging. I'm sure I will always play even if I don't have a gig. It's a way of life and it is what I do/am.
     
  10. An expensive hobby that has changed my way of life . It is supported by a full time job. I love to play when I am bored.:smug:
     
  11. At the moment, a hobby. I hope to make it a full time job eventually.
     
  12. crapusername

    crapusername

    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
    a full time job, a passion, AND a hobby!!
     
  13. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Expensive hobby.
     
  14. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    Hobby, and it will remain so. I have no interest in entering what is reputed to be one of the most cutthroat industries in the world.
     
  15. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    Right no, it's my passion and one of my volunteer ministries...

    Eventually, it will become a part of my full-time job :D
     
  16. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    It's my primary hobby. But it's more than that.
     
  17. SlavaF

    SlavaF

    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    It's totally a way of life for me... I just love jamming on bass, even if its by myself. It's definitely much more than a hobby.

    But I'm hoping it will turn into a "part time job" soon, doing some paid gigs with one of my bands!
     
  18. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    One of my many hobbies.
     
  19. bass_drum

    bass_drum

    Feb 13, 2005
    Alberta,Canada
    an orgasmic experience
     
  20. Did anyone else get the urge to say, "For me, playing the bass is a carrot." Since this is a poll and all.
     

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