Senior Bassist (55+) Appreciation Thread (Post Pics)

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by stringthrough, Sep 15, 2021.


  1. stringthrough

    stringthrough Supporting Member

    Reply with a recent picture of yourself playing bass.

    Me (66) gigging last week.

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  2. 4SG

    4SG

    Mar 6, 2014
    Me (58) gigging a month ago. Is 55+ senior now? Or just vintage...

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  3. stringthrough

    stringthrough Supporting Member

    It is for this thread. :)
     
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    56...barely made the cutoff...
     
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  5. Engine207

    Engine207 Losing faith in humanity...one call at a time.

    Jul 10, 2008
    Higley, AZ
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  6. mrcbass

    mrcbass

    Jan 14, 2016
    Sacramento, CA
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    Last year at 61.

    I remember the days when 55 WAS the "senior" age for all the discounts and such. Seems like that line keeps moving up.
     
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  7. March this year at 66, Hey it's hot out here in Florida.
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  8. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Augusta GA
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
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  9. At the Jazzschool in Berkeley, fall 2019. I was 63 at the time.
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  10. mrcbass

    mrcbass

    Jan 14, 2016
    Sacramento, CA
    Good thing none of us ever goes above the fifth fret! :roflmao:
     
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  11. Oh, don't jump to that assumption.... ;-)
     
  12. Gary Poe

    Gary Poe

    Nov 4, 2014
    Corsicana,Tx
    none
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  13. BarfanyShart

    BarfanyShart

    Sep 19, 2019
    DC Metro
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  14. Koog

    Koog Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Central Iowa USA
    Not really an action shot, but here is one between songs of me and my good blues buddy, Kim Mason, in May 2019. I was 70. I played my Drake Custom fretless 4 string that night. Kim loved that bass. He died from COVID in November, 2020. A huge loss to the Des Moines, Iowa music community, RIP, my friend.

    One of my favorite stage photos of Kim and me.
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    I was 64 in this photo from 2012.
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  15. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    62 and been gigging for 35 years.
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  16. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    From a recent studio session (solid 60):
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  17. Last Sat, 56 years old.

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  18. ZonieBass

    ZonieBass Send Lawyers, Guns and Money... Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2013
    Phoenix, Arizona
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    In the studio @ 69 With my trusty 64 Jazz.
     
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  19. Love the black cherry burst stingray!
     
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  20. micguy

    micguy

    May 17, 2011
    Last Sunday's gig. We don't get a lot of light back there in instrumentalist's row - what you see is pretty much par for the course:

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