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were any presidents bassists?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by instigata, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. instigata


    Feb 24, 2006
    New Jersey
    like the title says. any of em? haha

    if not, we definitely need to get a bassist in office.

    BASSISTS FOR '08!!

    let's start a union.
  2. jdlwareagle


    Nov 13, 2005
    Mobile , AL
    Close but no cigar ... John Kerry played bass in prep school 1961 . A google search will show a few pics of a fresh faced Kerry laying down the bottom . :bassist:
  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I knew there was a reason I liked him...
  4. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Clinton played sax, Nixon and Roosevelt played piano. I think that's the extent of musical presidents.
  5. wolfs


    Jan 18, 2006
  6. whitedk57


    May 5, 2005
    Franklin, NC
    There goes my theory that all bassists are cool. (Sorry Tpylons :meh: )
  7. who is in those pictures?
  8. Keeaumoku


    Dec 29, 2004
    Yeah... and I bet he couldn't lay down the funk, either...:D
  9. Haha John Kerry looked the same 45 years ago...
  10. kjones


    Dec 4, 2004
    I think Taft looks like he should have been a bassplayer. As a, ahem, bassplayer of size myself, has anyone noticed that there are a disproportionate number of XL bassplayers? Does it take a large volume cabinet to get the low notes out?
  11. Keeaumoku


    Dec 29, 2004
    I played Sousaphone in junior-high @ 125 lbs, played Tuba in high-school concert band- Sousaphone in marching band @ 130 lbs... I was always the little fart in the bass section... but I was always First Chair... :smug:
  12. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    I'm not aware of any recent presidents playing bass, but there Was a musically-inclined recent president that used to like having interns play his organ.

    Ba-dum bum. Pshhh.

  13. Keeaumoku


    Dec 29, 2004
    Yeah... that's right... and if they did a good job, he passed out cigars... :D
  14. jeff_bass28

    jeff_bass28 Guest

    Mar 21, 2006
    John Kerry came through my little hick Ohio town during his campaign. Drove right past my house. Wish I would've read the paper...I slept right through it! I could've had a John Kerry autographed bass! Dang it.

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