old (old old) pictures of you playing bass

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  1. bon viesta

    bon viesta

    Dec 10, 2020
    are there any threads like that? if not then i’d like to see this thread become one. why you might ask? because there’s a certain aura around pictures from the 60s or 70s or 80s taken on little polaroids that aren’t some famous band but just a normal kid from back then. also, i want to see the vintage basses. :laugh:
  2. claudel

    claudel Supporting Member


    At least I'm holding one...
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  3. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    '66 or '67 ...

    SMH Guild.jpg
  4. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    thumb_Dan Pierce & Dad Xmas-1966 - Version 2_1024.jpg

    early gig.jpeg

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  5. HorusLupercal


    Mar 18, 2021
    My first “real” gig, 1994:
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  6. Geri O

    Geri O Endorsing Artist, Mike Lull Guitars and Basses Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    Some old ones for sure....

    The first one is 1976 0r 1977. The second one is the middle 80s somewhere....

    Chelsea_1977.jpg Geri_FRB_3.jpg
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  7. shastaband

    shastaband Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2006
    Rock concert at Sonoma State College, 1973. Still have the bass (66 P).

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  8. Ed Goode

    Ed Goode Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    1966, I think?, Maybe ‘67? I don’t remember the bass, it wasn’t mine since I was pretty much only playing DB then …


    This is 1968, on the road in New Orleans. ‘66 Fender P, Sunn head and I think a Sunn cab. In the back behind the guitarist …

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  9. bon viesta

    bon viesta

    Dec 10, 2020
    wow these are great!! i hope to see more. all these posts sort of flew under my radar for some reason because i wasn’t getting notifications in the corner over there.
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  10. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Buddy Weiser and the Hops - 1972.

    The pic was shot during 2nd encore during which the audience got on stage to partake in the fun. Yeah, that used to happen.
  11. deff

    deff Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2018
    Gloucester, MA
    1984, The Catatonics. I think this was a Husker Du show. We were a hardcore punk band from CNY. Southern Lord is actually releasing a retrospective of the bands material on LP this fall.
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  12. getrhythm


    Nov 2, 2015
    New Jersey
    1976, Guild JS 1. js 1.jpg
  13. First bass on Christmas 1979, another from about 1985, then a few current frank 1985.JPG frank 1979.JPG frank 2020 disco.JPG frank 2020.JPEG frank 2019.JPG
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  14. moon-bass

    moon-bass Up to the moon and back Supporting Member

    May 10, 2004
    USA, New Orleans
    I just ran across these pics for another thread on an old bass of mine. Some of these are Halloween.

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  15. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    I’ve posted these elsewhere… before mobile phones - pics were few & far between :cool:

    Playing at my HS (during my senior year - 1980)

    Playing with my HS friend (still see her & play, some, with her - today!) Pic from 1981ish

    Same friend - 1989ish :)
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  16. Rabidhamster


    Jan 15, 2014
    Is that a Brujeria T-shirt?
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  17. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    From '77, I was quite the Geddy Lee fan so naturally my first good bass was a 4001 Rick.....


    That's hard to post, I like this better :laugh:

  18. Playing a prom,...around 1973-74'ish?
  19. SLPimp

    SLPimp An Injury to One is an Injury to All Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2020
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    No digital photos from the 2010s?
  20. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    East Bay, N. Ca.
    I don't remember the year so much...mid 90's
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