New bass player at 53!

Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by Helen Highwater, Jul 14, 2021.

  1. Helen Highwater

    Helen Highwater

    Jun 28, 2021
    I haven't touched a musical instrument since I played baritone horn in high school (1985). A business associate got me interested in the bass guitar. Now I'm re-learning music (never really knew it, mostly played by ear and couldn't read bass cleff.) I purchased a Fender Player Precision Bass and now I'm on my way. Love this forum. I just hope I don't bug people too much with noob questions.
  2. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Jump in with both feet and enjoy the hell out of it!
  3. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
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  4. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Welcome! And noobs should ask questions. That's how we all learn!
  5. Have fun & practice smart. It's great for mental and physical acuity as well. There's so many plusses to music!
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  6. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA

    If the bass in your avatar is your first bass you chose well. Lake Placid Blue is a classic color.

    Fire away with any questions.
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  7. Helen Highwater

    Helen Highwater

    Jun 28, 2021
    My second bass is a Samick Greg Bennett AB2. My question is: What strings do you folks recommend for backup? (I'd like to get my hands on a set or two just in case of a SHTF scenario where supply lines are interrupted.) Thanks!

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  8. Staccato

    Staccato Low End Advocate

    Aug 14, 2009
    Welcome to TB!

    Keep posting!
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  9. I'm new here too. Same age. It is awesome to see a lot of " experienced" people picking up the bass. I now understand the phrase "youth is wasted on the young" Now that I look back. I started playing a little over 1 covid year ago.
    Best of luck to you!
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  10. Enjoy, Kid!
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  11. Malcolm35

    Malcolm35 Supporting Member

    This is coming from a guy that took up an instrument (banjo) at the age of 65 when I retired from the "working world". Now at 86 and in "The Home" music is still a part of my every day life.

    Enjoy, you have the rest of your life to get it right.
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  12. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Welcome to Talk bass, the place for bass.
    As far as strings I use GHS Boomers, their
    affordable and available. One extra set is good enough.
    Bass strings rarely break.
    Have fun.
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