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. i play for fun/future band.
  2. 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... :)

    plus... the power of the tone!
  4. 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:
  5. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    The Mitten
    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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Why not?
  9. Bass just appealed to me.. For some reason I never even thought about getting a guitar or anything. I just liked bass all along.
  10. To annoy my neighbors ;)
  11. Thanx for replying, this is my first thread!
    didnt think many people would reply. :p
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Central Texas

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

    Dave Castelo

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

    ps: for fun
  17. pkr2


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

  18. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Because I own too much gear not to.
  19. LOL, great reason man :D
  20. 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.