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How many gigs do you think you have done?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Chicken Socks, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. just haven fun-

    for me

    about 35 sets throughout my life.
  2. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Not enough.
  3. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    At least 1000....(since '67-'87)
  4. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    About 1500 (since '89)
  5. 6-stringer

    6-stringer Guest

    Feb 5, 2000
    Prolly 300-350, or so since about 92'. Most of them have been in the last 5 years.
  6. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I'd guess somewhere between 500-1,000... since '84 or so. How's that for inexactitude? ;)
  7. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I tink that's pretty hotay!
  8. 1984 to 1989:

    18 or so

    (edit) jam sessions with Navy musician friends 1989 thru 1993: 50 or so

    Sit ins with friends 1995 thru 2001: 20 or so

    2001 to 2004 with my band:


    ............approximately :ninja: .

  9. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Thor! Shouldn't you be in bed right now? Shouldn't *I* be in bed right now?!?

    :p ;)

    And on that note... 'night all! :D
  10. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Plan on sleeping in the wet spot, d00d.

    Honk, Honk!
    PS back on topic,

    I quit after I had a family, well not exactly, there was more
    gigs after, like Ronald Reagan, I don't remember that,
    if you can remember the 60's or early 70's, you weren't
    there ... ;)
  11. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    Well I 'm depressed again. I saw the question and said out loud "Oh. Probably less than 2,000."

    Then I started doing math. I haven't played out NEARLY as much as I apparently thought I had. I get something between 800 and 1,000 lifetime. Mostly between 1988 and 1992.

    Wow. It seemed like a lot more than that. :bag:
  12. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    2400-2500 since '87...
  13. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    a little over 1000 would be my best guess.
  14. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    ...1 :crying:
  15. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Good question....like most of us, I did very few gigs the first years I was playing then it started picking up in the mid 80s when I started doing about 75 a year, the last few years I've been doing about 150 a year.

    So I'd guess somewhere over 1000 but probably under 2000.
  16. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    sadly, my rock solid number is *drumroll*... 5 actual gigs. And I've been playing for 10 years! But I've only had one band ever get to gigging level. Add countless open mic jams though, if they count then my number is a bit better =0)

    new band I'm auditioning for this weekend, though, has gigs every month so I may be rockin' it up soon!
  17. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    All I know is that my right wrist cannot fit through the buttoned cuff of a dress shirt whereas my left wrist can.
  18. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I don't know, but it's around 40-50.
  19. ZonPlyr


    Apr 29, 2003
    Pasadena, CA
    Rough, off the top of my head guesstimate would be about 1600 or so since '85. Looking forward to many many more.
  20. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Hmmm...I played full time for about 10 years on the road, with about 200-300 gigs a year. So that's about 2000-3000 gigs right there. So let's say 2500 for that period.

    Then after that I played as a weekend player...pretty much every weekend for about 5 years...50 weeks times 5 years, that 250 weeks...figure 250 weeks with 2 gigs per weekend...another 500 gigs.

    Then I played out for probably the last ten years, two gigs a month as a part time player...ten years times 12 months equals 120 months at 2 gigs per month...another 240.

    So, I'm guessing it's at about 3240 thereabouts. But then I've taken time away from playing too.

    So perhaps maybe 2500-3000 over the past 25+ years. Geez, I really should have written them all down! That's alot of years to remember!