Pics of you playing your bass - Part 3

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mark Wilson, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. rollie 55

    rollie 55

    Oct 1, 2018
    lost in space
    i cant remember when these were taken 20210228074029_04.jpg 20210228074029_06.jpg
  2. Atshen

    Atshen Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    Picture from a few years ago at a little festival. And shorts are legal at an outdoor party, right? :D
  3. Polfuste


    Sep 10, 2010
    South France
    Somewhere in 2016..


  4. Ed Byrnes

    Ed Byrnes Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2015
    JBB at Leftfield 1st gig w Frank.jpg EB at Bitter End.jpg

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  5. Playing in a country band in 1995 in Charleston, West Virginia. I remember this gig because it had one of those "Oh Sh#%!" staircases up to the second floor. While my bass rig was small - a Trace Elliot GP7SM, a Peavy power amp and a Peavy 2x10 extension cabinet - the PA was a really large old-school bi-amped system with huge bass bins and a 24-track board. I'm playing my 1987 MusicMan StingRay, which is a fantastic bass.

    For about 10 years during the 1990s and early 2000s I played almost exclusively country and southern rock doing cover tunes. I've never been in groups that played more often, played so close to home, and made better money for doing bar/club gigs. I prefer playing jazz, folk, old time and classic rock, but back then country & western was where you found the local gigs and money.

    It was from the drummer / band leader in this group that I learned how useful it is to record every rehearsal and performance and then listen to them. My playing immediately improved because I started listening more and playing less. Today its much easier setting up a Zoom recorder on a mic stand than hooking up a cassette deck through the board.
  6. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    A few years back, my main band had a semi-regular gig at a place called Basement Burger Bar. Truth in advertising. It was a bar that specialized in burgers, and it was in the basement. No elevator. Load ins were cool, but loading out at 2:00 am after 3 sets was a [email protected]#. When we started playing there, my rig was an SWR Triad (80 lbs), SWR Goliath Jr (55 lbs), a 6-space rack including an SWR SM-500 power amp. The rack and its contents weighed about 60 lbs. By our last gig there, all the SWR stuff was sold and replaced by a MarkBass CMD 102P (44 lbs) and a MarkBass Traveler 102P (33 lbs). So I reduced from 195 lbs + bass(es) to 77 lbs + bass(es). A lot easier getting up the stairs at 2:00 am.
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  7. Was the SWR Goliath Sr the cabinet with 6x10? If so I had one of those for several years. It was a great cabinet but I unfortunately sold it when I thought my rock-n-roll days were over. It was easier to move around than my current Ampeg SVT 4x10 because it had built-in casters and a handle on the back.

    Opps .. you wrote Goliath Jr ... I had the Sr.
  8. Bleecker

    Bleecker Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2006
    Etown NY. USA
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  9. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    '95. I have to admit, I wasn't playing animal lodges at that point, and I'm guessing that was the Eagles. I was in downtown Charleston, playing a million miles away from country and southern rock.

    The current Eagles in Charleston has an elevator, so there's that.
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  10. Ed Byrnes

    Ed Byrnes Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2015
    Thanks Bleeker! I'm a big fan of the 3-piece format also. Coincidentally, our last gig before the shutdown was at the Bitter End on Bleeker St in NYC.
    As a 3-piece, we play original blues oriented rock. We added keys and a violin player since these pictures were taken.
    Check out John Byrnes Band here
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  11. Bleecker

    Bleecker Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2006
    Etown NY. USA
    Thanks for the reply! Like everybody, you forgot the "c" in Bleecker...Lol

    I played for years (80s-90s) in a hard hitting blues based trio. So much fun as a bass player IMO.

    I'll check out your band, Cheers!
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  12. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Working tonight for the first time in almost 2 months... feels good :)

  13. Everyone's shoes tied?
  14. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey


  15. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    That's what I'm talking about.
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  16. Jeb


    Jul 22, 2001
    Vest from International male off the rack. 2019 Labor day fest in my city.
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  17. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass XBass Cables Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
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  18. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2020 at The Basement

    I had much stage time. If you didn't know better, you'd think I was the house bassist. I'm not.

    Some Boogey Woogey in G. I even had a solo, which was just the same walking I'd been doing, so whatever.
    Foto von Roland Schweikhard

    Having to sight-read. o_O Yes, I can.
    Fotos von Roland Schweikhard, lizenziert unter Creative Commons - CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

    Just cruising along.
    Foto von Pfeffernuss
  19. agot


    Nov 1, 2013
    Lets Rock

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  20. Lee Kirkham

    Lee Kirkham

    Jan 14, 2013
    Mesa, AZ
    From a couple of weekends ago...


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