New Old Guy

Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by Bob Hickerson, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Bob Hickerson

    Bob Hickerson

    Jun 16, 2019
    Keller, TX
    Just stumbled across this website doing a google search about MIM vs MIA fender basses, wow lots of info! Three years ago, when I was in
    my mid-50’s, I decided I wanted to play bass (played the trumpet when I was in middle school). About this time a friend had just taken up guitar at a late age, and talked me out of playing bass, because in his words, it’s boring. So I bought an acoustic guitar and took lessons, and wasn’t getting anything out of it, other than aggravation. The guitar just didn’t resonate with me, so I bought a “boring” Ibanez se300 bass. Fell in love with playing bass with the first string I played. Been playing it about 8 months, pretty much everyday, and making progress every time I play (sometimes not a lot of progress, but still progress). Traded the Ibanez in for a Fender Mustang, and love the sound and play ability! Look forward to soaking up the knowledge on this website :bassist:
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  2. Nothing boring about the bass for most of us here! Welcome to Talkbass. There's so much information here and so many helpful folks. Glad you found us and welcome aboard!
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  3. Malcolm35

    Malcolm35 Supporting Member

    Yes, welcome, look forward to your comments.
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  4. theduke1


    Dec 22, 2010
    Sussex WI
    Welcome from The Wisconsin Bassplayers Club here on TB
    Stop by anytime and chime in
  5. MCF


    Sep 1, 2014
    Welcome! Hop on over to the Mustang Club thread, post a pic and ask for a number. Lots of info about all the Mustangs.
  6. TubeDood

    TubeDood Inactive

    May 31, 2019
    It's only boring if you are a boring bass player.

    Welcome to the forum new old young guy!
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  7. BlueP


    Jan 29, 2017
    Welcome from me too

    You mentioned trumpet

    If there was one instrument outside of bass that I would love to learn is trumpet ..

    But in being realistic I am heavily and happily entrenched studying and playing bass

    But I do enjoy listening to trumpet lines in jazz

    Do you ever feel the urge to play trumpet again ?

    I am ‘old guy ‘ too ...
  8. Bob Hickerson

    Bob Hickerson

    Jun 16, 2019
    Keller, TX
    Actually never gave the trumpet another though, but since you mentioned it, I may pick one up again and give it another go!
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