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How long has everyone been playing bass?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ashevans, Jun 2, 2005.


How long have you been playing bass?

Poll closed Jun 9, 2005.
  1. 0-1 years

    32 vote(s)
    8.1%
  2. 1-2 years

    36 vote(s)
    9.2%
  3. 2-3 years

    34 vote(s)
    8.7%
  4. 3-5 years

    57 vote(s)
    14.5%
  5. 5-10 years

    49 vote(s)
    12.5%
  6. 10-15 years

    46 vote(s)
    11.7%
  7. 15-20 years

    40 vote(s)
    10.2%
  8. 20-25 years

    27 vote(s)
    6.9%
  9. 25-30 years

    30 vote(s)
    7.6%
  10. 30-35 years

    26 vote(s)
    6.6%
  11. 35-40 years

    9 vote(s)
    2.3%
  12. 40+ years

    7 vote(s)
    1.8%
  1. ashevans

    ashevans

    Dec 22, 2004
    Oxford, UK
    Hey there

    Just interested in seeing how long everyone has been playing... :)
     
  2. kilgoja

    kilgoja

    May 26, 2005
    Alabama
    almost 10 years
     
  3. Rezdog

    Rezdog Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    T.Rez, Canada
    Greetings,
    Off and on since I was 13 back in ancient times.
    And to all you newbies out there do it for the joy, when you get tired put it down. Always keep one bass even if you don't play anymore because the day will always come when that itch returns and you'll play again.
    Rezdog
     
  4. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    I'm 27 now, been playing since I was 11, so thats 16 years.
     
  5. Rickengeezer

    Rickengeezer

    Feb 25, 2005
    Central Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Steve Clayton Accessories
    Hmmm...32 years. You'd think I'd be getting better by now....
     
  6. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    Well. I started when I was 11. I'm 17 now. Dang... it's been a while. One day I'll be able to click on that 40+ one though.
     
  7. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    31 years for me ... i'm in the same boat .
     
  8. Ive only been playing since i was 15, so ove 3 years, almost 4, just say 4 for the record tho ( 19-15 = 4 :) )
     
  9. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    About 23 years for me... Wish my ability reflected it..

    :bag: :help:
     
  10. Steve

    Steve

    Aug 10, 2001
    and thanks for reminding me how old and in the way I am.

    How about a "How much money do you have wrapped up in your rig?" thread so I can be totally depressed. :D

    33 years...where did they go?
     
  11. pointbass

    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Started playing when I was 10, 1st paid gig when I was 12, 54 years old now ...... so, 44 years :eek:
     
  12. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    started @ 12 in 1980.... so 25 so far.
     
  13. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    Almost 15 years and like some have said I wish my playing ability reflected it.
     
  14. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Ferndale MI.
    Artist: Xotic Basses/AccuGroove

    hehe, yeah, or how much money did you blow before you tied up a bunch in your rig!!!
    It isn't how much now, but how much total since you've been playing that depresses me!
    I don't even want to know that figure.
    But for me 20+ years, and still no clue!!
     
  15. Larzon

    Larzon

    Jan 15, 2005
  16. Not to make you feel old or anything, but you started playing when I was born. Craziness!!

    4 yrs for me this past April
     
  17. Bassius

    Bassius

    Nov 6, 2001
    usa
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar amps
    13 years this summer
     
  18. Snarf

    Snarf

    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    6 years, I think.
     
  19. Mobay45

    Mobay45 The artist formerly known as "Big Daddy"

    Apr 28, 2004
    Irving, TX
    I've been playing since '81. I was 26 at the time. Picked it up kind of late but not as late as some. I sure wish I had started earlier, but I was consumed with my trumpet playing until '74. I quit college then and didnt' play anything until I picked up a bass because I was really missing playing music and the opportunity came up for me to try it out. I even started playing horn again in '96. I'm not nearly as good on it as I was but I still get calls to play.
     
  20. Started playing at 16 in 1979...