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Is The Black Bass Player Stereotype True?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Deoindra123, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. Deoindra123


    Jan 25, 2013
    Well lots of people say if Black people are going to play an instrument its going to be the bass, I find it funny that I am Black, and the first instrument I chose was the bass! Not trying to say the stereotype is true but what do you think?:hyper:
  2. SJan3

    SJan3 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    I think I've heard wonderful players of all colors...and not so good. It's what's happening on the inside. Music is color blind. :D
  3. Deoindra123


    Jan 25, 2013
    I definitely agree with you;)
  4. speak2planets


    Oct 25, 2012
    Of course its true. Didn't y'all hear Token rip it up when he first picked up a bass on South Park? ;) Trust me, I'm white and the first instrument I went for was an accordian :D
  5. AaronMB


    Aug 17, 2012
    Central Oregon
    I've never heard that before. Huh.
  6. jeremy_p


    Jun 29, 2011
    Jasper, MI
    That or saxophone :D
  7. Tony Williams
  8. jnslprd


    Jun 26, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    I think their instruments are bigger also:D
  9. HereIGoAgain


    Oct 16, 2011
    Bass Players frequently discussed here:
    Jaco Pastorius
    Stu Hamm
    Les Claypool
    Cliff Burton
    Donald "Duck" Dunn
    Roscoe Beck
    John Entwistle
    Jack Bruce
    Geddy Lee
    Roger Waters
    Paul McCartney

    Guitar Players frequently discussed on other forums:
    Vernon Reid
    Jimi Hendrix
    Albert King
    Freddy King
    BB King
    John Lee Hooker
    Chuck Berry
    Charlie Christian

    Yeah, the stereotype..... Yeah.....

    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
  10. GAPendragon


    Jun 6, 2011
    Unless you have Synesthesia. :p

    I'm white and the first intrument I can remember wanting to play was drums.
  11. Stephent28

    Stephent28 Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    C470, CO
    There are plenty of black bass players, guitar players sax players, keyboards, drummers....
    It is whatever music speaks to you that helps you choose.
  12. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
  13. All I know is... If I was asked to quickly list of my favorite bassists, my top 12 would likely only include 3 caucasian performers.

    Plus, I couldn't dance to save my life.
  14. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest

    I think this has been discussed before and before.....
  15. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
  16. f.c.geil


    May 12, 2011
    You chose the wrong "black bass player stereotype" to ask about. Had you asked if black bass players have rhythm, well, that one I could get behind!
  17. Zoa


    Dec 28, 2009
    Someone clearly needs to increase his acid intake while playing:D
  18. SBsoundguy


    Sep 2, 2011
    Los Angeles
    It's because we're all surprised they're as good as they are since they aren't black. :D:bag:
  19. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    I've always seen black bass players as Slapping Funk Gods with excellent weather. Bootsy, Marcus Miller and Vic Wooten come to mind, along with Prince who has done the scattered bass line.

    But stereotyping is not right be what ever you want. I love mold breakers who are nonconformists
  20. Ras Keita

    Ras Keita

    Jan 14, 2008
    Please don't forget

    Robert Johnson
    Eddie Hazel
    Buddy Guy
    Ernie Isley

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