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Survey: Please help me out

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by not quite Flea, Oct 19, 2001.


  1. not quite Flea

    not quite Flea

    Oct 19, 2001
    NZ
    I hope yous can help me out, as a bass guitar player, Im doing a research project for school, one of questions is a
    survey. Please take a minute or two just to answer some of my questions, I would be very grateful thank you :)


    What is the brand of the Bass guitar you currently own and/or play:

    You brought this guitar because, its colour? Brand? Cost? Sound?

    Whats better 4 sting or 5 sting?

    If cost was not a matter, if you could own any Bass (in the world) which would it be?

    Famous Bass player you look to for inspiration.

    Who do you think is the most talented Bass player currently out?

    Do you play in a band or solo?

    Did u teach yourself, or get lessons?

    How long have you been playing for?

    Thats about all the questions I can think of. Thank you very much for your time!:)
     
  2. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    * I own two, but I usually play a Fender.
    * Brand. (Hey, a totally inexperienced player still knows "Fender"!)
    * Nothing's better, just different.
    * As many as possible.
    * Everyone.
    * Can't decide.
    * Umm... both? (I do some solo stuff with my home studio)
    * Mainly self-taught.
    * 5 years.

    No offense, but I think this was a pretty stupid survey (since all my answers came out stupid? :p). You can do better than this! ;)
     
  3. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    How is he not supposed to be offended? "Don't be offended, but you're stupid!" :rolleyes:

    Here you go, dude:

    What is the brand of the Bass guitar you currently own and/or play: Fender MIM P-Bass.

    You bought this guitar because, its colour? Brand? Cost? Sound? It was cheap -- the salesman gave me a great deal on it. It was just supposed to be something for me to learn with.

    Whats better 4 sting or 5 sting? Five-strings scare me. I know some people might flame me for this, but I don't feel like I'm "good enough" with a four to have a five -- yet.

    If cost was not a matter, if you could own any Bass (in the world) which would it be? Hmmmm... probably a Musicman Stingray. I would also consider a Fender MIA Jazz and I still have my eye out for an Ibanez ICB500.

    Famous Bass player you look to for inspiration. No one really "inspires" me that much. Originally I wanted to play like Beefcake the Mighty, of GWAR.

    Who do you think is the most talented Bass player currently out? I am mostly into metal and hard rock -- I would say the guy that most impresses me is Beefcake. I don't think he gets enough credit for what he does. I am also a big fan of Peter Steele (Type O Negative).

    Do you play in a band or solo? In a (sh*tty) band.

    Did u teach yourself, or get lessons? Self-taught.

    How long have you been playing for? About 7 years.

    EDIT: Damn typos! :mad:
     
  4. - I own a Vintage. I can't remember the exact model.
    - It was cheap.
    - I dunno, I dont think one is better than the other
    - I'm currently aiming for a Fender MIA Jazz, I'm too realistic to look at anything over that kinda price.
    - Colin Greenwood (Radiohead).
    - Its impossible to say.
    - In a band.
    - Self-taught. Its probably why I suck.
    - About a year and a half.

    Glad to help. :)
     
  5. *Fender
    *sound and reputation
    *4 string, keep it simple
    *musicman stingray
    *Fat Mike
    *Matt Freeman
    *band
    *self taught -w- some lessons
    *3 years
     
  6. not quite Flea

    not quite Flea

    Oct 19, 2001
    NZ
    Thanks for your help, thanks :D keep up the good work
     
  7. JOhnk

    JOhnk

    Mar 31, 2001
    burlington, vt
    What is the brand of the Bass guitar you currently own and/or play: Ibanez Soundgear

    You brought this guitar because, its colour? Brand? Cost? Sound? Cost and Sound, primarily

    Whats better 4 sting or 5 sting? neither really.. I prefer a four, but a 5 has some fun things to offer

    If cost was not a matter, if you could own any Bass (in the world) which would it be? either a modulus flea bass, with all the trimmins', or a fretless warwick thumb bass (5 string)

    Famous Bass player you look to for inspiration.
    Flea, P-nut

    Who do you think is the most talented Bass player currently out?
    Wooten

    Do you play in a band or solo?
    both

    Did u teach yourself, or get lessons?
    both. more self teaching though

    How long have you been playing for?
    little more'n 2 years
     
  8. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    1. Main bass? Carvin.
    2. Sound first. Cost second.
    3. Well, I don't like being stung, so I'd say I'd rather be stung 4 times than 5.
    4. Well, it would be a Double Bass, but I don't know which one for sure.
    5. Jamerson. But then there's always Stevie Wonder.
    6. That's tough to answer. Pattitucci is good.
    7. Solo.
    8. I teach myself through the lessons I receive.
    9. Not long enough. :)
     
  9. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Did you read my edit?
     
  10. yawnsie

    yawnsie

    Apr 11, 2000
    London
    What is the brand of the Bass guitar you currently own and/or play: MIA Fender P-Bass.

    You brought this guitar because, its colour? Brand? Cost? Sound? A mixture of sound and cost.

    Whats better 4 sting or 5 sting? It's horses for courses. I personally play a four, but I see nothing wrong with a 5 stringer.

    If cost was not a matter, if you could own any Bass (in the world) which would it be? Errr... there are so many to choose from! :) I'd like to have a vintage Jazz bass though.

    Famous Bass player you look to for inspiration. John Entwistle is probably the main one, though there are others I could mention.

    Who do you think is the most talented Bass player currently out? It's hard to say, but Jeff Berlin is pretty useful.

    Do you play in a band or solo? I play in a band.

    Did u teach yourself, or get lessons? Mostly selft taught, with a few pointers along the way to fill in the gaps.

    How long have you been playing for? Four years. God, it doesn't seem that long.
     
  11. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    1. Conklin
    2. All of the above
    3. 5-string
    4. Custom Conklin 9-string
    5. John Pattitucci
    6. Victor Wooten
    7. Both
    8. Teach myself
    9. 10 years
    10. You're welcome!
     
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    1. My main bass is my Zon Sonus Custom fretless 5, although I love my Peavey Cirrus 6 and my Pedulla 5 as well. I have 4 more that don't get played much.

    2. I bought the Zon for the tone! Best sounding bass I have ever played.:cool:

    3. I prefer 5, but prefer and own 4, 5 and 6 stringers.

    4. A 250+ year old German or Czech 5 or 6 string upright. Hey, you said that money was no object!:D

    5. Geddy Lee. He is the one who really got me serious about bass.

    6. That's such a subjective question. I guess Bill Dickens or Victor Wooten. But most talented doesn't necessarily mean my favorite.

    7. I play in 3 bands, play at church, and jam with friends.

    8. I am self taught.

    9. 22 years, give or take a couple of months.

    10. No problem.
     
  13. lump

    lump

    Jan 17, 2000
    St. Neots, UK
    1. Sadowsky and Carvin.
    2. Yes.
    3. Neither is "better," but a 5 is much more useful for what I do.
    4. Miraphone 188 5U CC.
    5. No one in particular. I'll cop stuff, but I generally don't look to musicians, actors or athletes for inspiration. :)
    6. How do you define "currently out?" Do you mean not dead, or gay? Is John Entwistle gay?
    7. Church and sub at local high school.
    8. Had years of lessons on drums and tuba, never on bass.
    9. Gettin' close to five years, not that it shows.
    10. No prob.
     
  14. CamMcIntyre

    CamMcIntyre

    Jun 6, 2000
    USA
    What is the brand of the Bass guitar you currently own and/or play: Fender MIM Jazz Bass, DeArmond Pilot Plus 5, DeArmond Ashbory

    You brought this guitar because, its colour? Brand? Cost? Sound? Fender-dad bought on reputation & tradition [second generation fender player], Pilot-for$160 it was a why not, Ashbory-@ the time loved the sound but after approximatly a year i've learned its an extreme novelty and is hard to pay in any sorta formal setting.

    Whats better 4 sting or 5 sting?
    i use both-4 w/flats, 5 w/rounds

    If cost was not a matter, if you could own any Bass (in the world) which would it be?
    Conklin Custom 9 w/midi, lightwave, 36fret
    Sadowsky VJ5
    Modulus 6

    Famous Bass player you look to for inspiration.
    whoever i'm listening to at the time

    Who do you think is the most talented Bass player currently out?
    varies-lots of em

    Do you play in a band or solo?
    school bands [Marching band, jazz band, concert band {on upright & electric] solo lil, garage bands

    Did u teach yourself, or get lessons?
    self taugt 4 yrs-started lessons this yea
    How long have you been playing for?
    4yrs
     
  15. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    1)Fender's,MIM and MIA's,both P&J's
    2)Sound/feel
    3)I prefer a 4
    4)Sadowsky
    5)All Bass players,famous or not.You can learn something from anyone,imo.
    6)Too tough to call
    7)Cover band
    8)Self taught
    9)6 1/2 years
     
  16. What is the brand of the Bass guitar you currently own and/or play: Sadowsky Vintage 5 fretted, Zon Lightwave Fretless

    You brought this guitar because, its colour? Brand? Cost? Sound? Sound first, feel and reputation second

    Whats better 4 sting or 5 sting? I think a 5 is much more versatile.

    If cost was not a matter, if you could own any Bass (in the world) which would it be? Probably this: http://www.bunnybass.com/bass/fodera_beast.shtml

    Famous Bass player you look to for inspiration. Jaco, Marcus, Jamerson, Manring, James Genus

    Who do you think is the most talented Bass player currently out? Marcus for groove, Manring for innovation, Genus for solid playing

    Do you play in a band or solo? Bands

    Did u teach yourself, or get lessons? Both. If I had it to do all over, I would have studied with a teacher much more.

    How long have you been playing for? 20+ years

    Thats about all the questions I can think of. Thank you very much for your time! You betcha! :)

    Good luck!
     
  17. Nails

    Nails

    Jun 4, 2000
    Austin, Tejas
    What is the brand of the Bass guitar you currently own and/or play: Fender, MIM P-Bass

    You brought this guitar because, its colour? Brand? Cost? Sound? Brand, and recommendation from brother

    Whats better 4 sting or 5 sting? neither, both are great, I play a 4 but want a 5. I don't think I'd ever want to be without one of each.

    If cost was not a matter, if you could own any Bass (in the world) which would it be? Spector USA NS-5

    Famous Bass player you look to for inspiration. Better Than Ezra's Tom Drummond

    Who do you think is the most talented Bass player currently out? to hard to call, but I really like the guy from Coldplay even though I don't know his name, he plays very basic things but it fits in to the band as a whole so well.

    Do you play in a band or solo? bit of both, but mainly in a band, I haven't played outside of a practice situation in a while, and don't plan on being a "solo" artist backed by a band

    Did u teach yourself, or get lessons? taught myself

    How long have you been playing for? 4.5 years
     
  18. What is the brand of the Bass guitar you currently own and/or play:De Armond Pilot Standard, Squire P-bass, Ibanez GSR205, Ibanez EDC705

    You brought this guitar because, its colour? Brand? Cost? Sound?The De Armond for Cost and sound, the Squire was a gift, the GSR205 for cost, and the EDC705 for sound and looks

    Whats better 4 sting or 5 sting?I like both.

    If cost was not a matter, if you could own any Bass (in the world) which would it be?Something I would have custom made by Conklin. Thanks, JT:D

    Famous Bass player you look to for inspiration.Cliff Burton, Les Claypool, David Ellefson, Flea, Jaco, Dann Glenn, etc etc etc.

    Who do you think is the most talented Bass player currently out?To hard to tell. It's a toss up between Flea and Les

    Do you play in a band or solo?2 bands

    Did u teach yourself, or get lessons?Self taught

    How long have you been playing for?About 4 years

    Rock on
    Eric
     
  19. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
     
  20. What is the brand of the Bass guitar you currently own and/or play: A Squier P-bass special.

    You brought this guitar because, its colour? Brand? Cost? Sound? Probably cost, it's my first bass and I wanted something that I didn't have to spend a fortune on in case I didn't like it.

    Whats better 4 sting or 5 sting? I like 4 strings more than 5 strings.

    If cost was not a matter, if you could own any Bass (in the world) which would it be?I'm not sure, but right now I would want... Umm, maybe a Rickenbacker.

    Famous Bass player you look to for inspiration. Les Claypool (Primus), Arion Salazar[3rd Eye Blind (sp?)], Matt Sharp (Weezer).

    Who do you think is the most talented Bass player currently out? Les Claypool is still my favorite, so I'll say him.

    Do you play in a band or solo? I play with a guitarist, we are trying to make a band.

    Did u teach yourself, or get lessons? I am teaching myself.

    How long have you been playing for? Umm, I think 2 years, gonna be 3 in May.

    Thats about all the questions I can think of. Thank you very much for your time!:) No problem!