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So who here has been playing the longest?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Gnome, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Gnome


    Jul 27, 2006
    Mexico City, MX
    I was just wondering, there's probably guys here who've been playing all their lives.

    I just thought I'd ask, who's been playing for the longest time?

    I've only been playing for about 5 years.
  2. detracti


    May 5, 2006
    Continuously!? ;)
  3. Earthquake


    Dec 19, 2007
    On and off, 24 years.
  4. CountBassy


    Jan 20, 2001
    New Castle, DE
    Since age 11....27 years.
  5. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I Grow Organic Carrots
    since 1968 ...

    back then ...


    and this summer ...

  6. knarleybass

    knarleybass Commercial User

    Apr 6, 2005
    Tustin, CA
    Owner of Ulyate Instruments
    nothing has changed.
  7. X Wolf

    X Wolf Guest

    Continuously & happily for 48 years. I started in 1960 when I was fifteen years old.

  8. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    You got me beat. I started in 1970 at 15.
  9. salcott

    salcott Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    NYC, Inwood.
    Been playing an instrument since 1957 when I picked up my Dad's baritone horn. Got a guitar in '63, switched to bass in '66. Been playing ever since.
  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I know what this is...this is the thread where some kid gets us to admit we're old so he can goof on us. Forget that!
  11. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    seriously in 1967 @ 13

  12. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    Since I was 10 continuously. (1985)

    That would be almost 23 years ;)

    Me......the longest, not a chance.

    I knew a much older gentleman in my youth (mid 80's),he had told me 50 yrs (never put in down in that time)
    of course that was before the advent of the precision bass, when he started.
  13. I started in 1982 with 10 years piano before that..
  14. Since January of 2007

    oldies :D
  15. chroma601


    Feb 16, 2007
    Sylva, NC
    I started in 1968 at the age of 21, so I'm not the eldest elder statesman. Amazingly, I've never been playing better than I do these days.
  16. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    1967, after playing guitar for a few years (Didn't everyone then?). Played continuously, did road trips for at least 10 years, then on and off, recently started playing steadily again.

    Like Chroma - never played better - I am surprised at the compliments. I guess I learned something over the years. Hmmm. I certainly play simpler than in the 70's!
  17. X Wolf

    X Wolf Guest

    LOL....Your avatar is hilarious.

  18. I've been playing for about 2 millenniums now.
  19. CraigG


    Mar 14, 2006
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    Since Christmas of 1974.
  20. lmao
    i have been playing for about 3-4 years started when i was around 14-15 now am 18 :bassist:

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