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how old were you at your first gig?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by nf1986, Jan 12, 2002.


  1. i was 14, it was last spring, it was pretty cool...
    i didn't have my bass stack back then though :(
     
  2. old_skool

    old_skool

    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    15
     
  3. Mario Lewis

    Mario Lewis

    Jul 6, 2001
    Clinton, MD
    32

    Sad isn't it.
     
  4. LeMonJello420

    LeMonJello420 Guest

    Jan 9, 2001
    Tampa, FL
    11 (really) been doin it ever since
     
  5. I was 15 at my first paying gig at a bar. I had a special work permit to be there, which my father helped me get.
     
  6. I was just barely turned 20.... Now I have been gigging for about 2 months. Great stuff...

    later,

    Drake
     
  7. Err. Playing bass 13. First performance of any instrument infront of an audience at 12 (2000 people).

    sim
     
  8. 19.
     
  9. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    My first performance playing violin- 5

    First performance playing trumpet-10

    First performance playing bass - 17

    First performance singing - 18
     
  10. 14, my weiner amp was hard to hear, but it wasn't a song that was heavy on bass (school anthem):oops: and there was other instruments, guitar and piano and a choir, so no body noticed, if i had a decent amp i would have turned it up, but my weiner amp farts when i did that (fixed) so ahwell. i was audible, but not as loud as i like. but i guess it's all life experience.
     
  11. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Playing Drums-12

    Playing Bass-28
     
  12. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    First public performance ever - probaly like 10 (trumpet)

    First public performance on bass - 14 (father let me sit in at a carnival gig)

    First public Piano performance - 14 (school concert)

    First time to play bass in school - 17 (production of the play "Grease"

    First time to play guitar in school - 17 (see above)

    First paying bar room gig - 18

    current age - 19
     
  13. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    On Bass: 12
    On Viola: 10 or 11
     
  14. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    As a bassist, 31, 2 months after picking up the instrument. That was 4 years ago.
     
  15. Uh, lessee, that was freshman year, so I would have been 15.

    Rock on
    Eric
     
  16. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    first gig for money was when i was 17
     
  17. nikofthehill

    nikofthehill

    Jul 30, 2001
    san jose, CA
    last summer, when i was 14
     
  18. punkbassist

    punkbassist Guest

    Dec 3, 2001
    New Jersey
    when i was 10 i did my first gig it was a talent show i played on guitar for school. It was soo funny i played "laid" by james on acoustic guitar. The teachers got soo pissed because of the lyrics, they let me finish the song, but after than they told me off. then about 2 months later in the summer i was in a band nd i played bass and we hit it off. It was a cover band we played a few parties. It was a van halen, RHCP, and dave matthews cover band. Of course i got into groups like incubus after that and i quit. and that was when i first got my fender p-bass. i had a hondo p-bass at the time. now im 16. Playing in a band that sounds like hoobastank and incubus lifes good now. Especially with the MTD kingston 5 and my 79 stingray. lifes good.
     
  19. My first bull****e gig was when I was about 23
    ...then a hiatus for a while...
    then first proper/paid/serious gig when I was 28.
     
  20. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    And you're a Warwick endorser? How'd you do it?

    as for me, I was 18.