POLL! why do u play bass?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ducttapefattaco, Jul 25, 2003.

why do you play bass?

Poll closed Aug 4, 2003.
  1. for fun

    16 vote(s)
  2. in a band

    28 vote(s)
  3. to teach

    0 vote(s)
  4. other

    17 vote(s)
  1. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Voted "in a band" (two actually) even if "for fun" and "in a band" definitely isn't mutually exclusive as far as I'm concerned... :)
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile

    plus... the power of the tone!
  3. demolition

    demolition Guest

    Jul 5, 2003
    Because i cant have a drum set where I live :D,so i got the next best thing in the rythm section(the only thing ;) ).
    all kidding aside even when i was drumming I always had a slight interest in bass,my buddy also played drums(your fav and mine=geezer:eek: )and we took up bass together when we moved into the same building,now our landlord hears dueling fenders.
    I must say I am glad i did,it opened a whole other world to me which i new existed but was to lazy to venture,Its a choice i'm glad I made.:bassist:
  4. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    FOR THE CHICKS! That is a huge bonus but seriously I can already play drums so I needed a new challenge musically and I just wanted to be my own rhythm section. Put my vote in for all the above!
  5. mgood


    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    Gee-tars have the frets too close together and the strings too close together and those tiny strings hurt my fingers. Waaah. (And I think tube distortion must fry brain cells. . . . At least most of the guitarists I know had something mess up their heads. I wouldn't want to risk it.)

    And I'm about deaf in the higher frequencies anyway. But I can FEEL the bass and the kick drum. What more do I need?

    I played trombone for years before I picked up a bass. Not much call for trombone players in most of the music I like. But the 'bone is considered a "low brass" instrument. So I had that "low" thing going from the start.
  6. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    I play bass for a bunch of reasons....

    -I don't like the tiny strings,
    -I don't like narrow spacing,
    -The low end is infinitely cooler,
    -I love the feel and looks of the instrument itself,
    -It's just so fun to play,
    -I prefer that role in a band to anything else,
    -I can be in a band and make something of myself,
    -I can be in a band and possibly get chicks/fame/money to some extent,
    -My ego is too tasteful to play guitar,
    -And I can brag about fingering better ;)

    That about covers it.
  7. Bass just appealed to me.. For some reason I never even thought about getting a guitar or anything. I just liked bass all along.
  8. Thanx for replying, this is my first thread!
    didnt think many people would reply. :p
  9. artistanbul

    artistanbul Nihavend Longa Vita Brevis

    Apr 15, 2003
    Cos I look like a bassist. :D
    That aside I love the sound it makes, feel it gives, and in music the only option to own that feel is to play.

    I want to express myself here:
    You see a flower, you want to pick it.
    You see a nice meal, you eat it.
    You see a woman, well...
    You see a little child, you don't know what to do, you try mingling, making weird sounds at it and try to make it laugh.

    And in music. I am a high degree listener. And most of the time I listened to those great great people, I didn't know what to do. I felt like applausing, kissing them and etc. But afterwards, I had that urge in me. I had to play the bass.
  10. artistanbul

    artistanbul Nihavend Longa Vita Brevis

    Apr 15, 2003
    Furthermore, visual arts has become a profession for me. And you can't easily have fun while making money. So I switched to something else to make me happy where no one will meddle into my business. And no I don't want to be a part of a band professionally.
  11. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL

    Since this thread isn't about basses, off to Misc with you!
  12. Since I cant choose two things I put other...for fun and in a band (well kinda...we still need a drummer :/)
  13. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Because bass is easy! just 4 strings!

    ps: for fun
  14. pkr2


    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
    It's fun and it pays decent money.

  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Because I own too much gear not to.
  16. LOL, great reason man :D
  17. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    1. Because I can.
    2. Job (band) security. Bass is sure a lot more popular in recent years.
    3. Just for the hell of it.