How Old Are You Fellow Bassists

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ArcadeFire, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. How old is everyone and how long have yall been playin? Whats the most complicated song you can play?

    Im 15 and been playin 2 1/2 yrs.
    Jaco P. the first song on the self intitled cd. Whatever it's called.
  2. 16

    Three years or so.

    Never tried a hard song. ;)
  3. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I'm 37... been playing just over 25 years

    complicated..... I can play some but there are lots more I cannot.
  4. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    I've been 27 for 8 years.
  5. 24, been playing for 4 years, and in gigging bands since 6 weeks after I started.
  6. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    22. Almost 4 years. I really suck at playing bass. I have been gigging from week one. That's right. I had been playing for 6 days before my first gig infront of 60 people. Been gigging "professionally" for 3, ie, getting paid and earning enough money to put me through uni, pay rent, food, keep my car going, etc...
  7. MarztekMilita


    Feb 10, 2005
    17 and been playing for almost 3-years now
  8. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    I'm 39.

    Play? We're supposed to play these things? :confused:
  9. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca

    been playing since i was... 14.

    but... nowadays i do much more math than play bass. :meh:
  10. pkr2


    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
    50 years. Joshua, I had been playing for 12 years when you were born. You are just a young whippersnapper! :)
  11. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I'm 17 and have been playing for a little over 3 years.
  12. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    I'll soon be 50 (December). Playing bass for 35 years or so.
  13. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
  14. I'm 26. Played bass for 12 years.
  15. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    i'm 22... been playin' for 15 months. hardest song = any be-bop song. at the moment, my fingers can not keep up with a tempo of 272bpm :meh:

    one day though... :rolleyes:
  16. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    43 also. Been playing for 27 years.

    I have to admit that, unlike ArcadeFire, I can't play Donna Lee.
  17. DaftCat


    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat
    I'm 35.
    Playin' bass since June 2004.
    I still don't know(or care) to learn Brown-Eyed Girl.
  18. Spikeh

    Spikeh Sex Strings

    I'm 23, been playing since I was 21 (about 2 1/2 years now). Only been playing seriously for 6 months though.
  19. janek65


    Apr 7, 2005
    Approaching 40. Playing Guitar for 22 years, bass uhm, some 9 years now. Most complicated song. hm. i sometimes trick myself into thinking i've learned something really complicated. Then i discover (time and again) that playing things correct consistently is a better indication of progress than doing so once. In short: how to measure 'complicated'?
    D**n i did start lecturing again :bag:
    Have fun :D
  20. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    19, playing for 3 years and a bit, 2 years of lessons, hardest song I can play? Teen Town after a half hour of warming up :D