Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by fretbuzz, Aug 17, 2001.

  1. fretbuzz

    fretbuzz Guest

    ive got a question for you, how long were you playing bass before you considered yourself a "bass player" not a musician but a player. 1 month, 6 months a year or right away? just curious.
  2. if you feel like a bassplayer,
    smell like a bassplayer,
    talk like a bassplayer, and
    GAS like a bassplayer..

    by all means.. you ARE a bassplayer..

    doesn't matter if you play for 20 years or 20 mins..

  3. If u play bass and u play it well than your a bass player. it all depeneds on how good u are. Or if you make a living off of it, than your a bass player/musician.
  4. fretbuzz

    fretbuzz Guest

    i guess that puts me in the category of bass player who needs a lot of work. i.e. a car with no tires, brakes or seats, just an engine, trans and enough power to drive into a ditch.
  5. jazzbo

    jazzbo Guest

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Actually, I went the opposite way. I played bass, until I considered myself a musician.

    Look at somebody like DURRL. He plays piano. But, more importantly, he's a musician! Because of that, in 3 years, I believe that's right, he's turned into an amazing double bassist. That just goes to show the benefit of being a musician, which means so much more than just being able to play a couple of licks on bass.
  6. TonyS


    Dec 13, 1999
    Everything that Jazzbo said.!
  7. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    If you can play bass, you are a bass player. For myself, I am a bass player, piano player and sax player. I also can play some guitar and drums, but I would not call myself a guitarist or drummer (as I am bad with them).