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What age did you start playing?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bass9454, May 20, 2011.

  1. bass9454


    May 20, 2011
    I am 14 now, I am playing the bass for 7-8 months now.
    What age did some very good bassist start playing?
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Many say that if you start any later than 4 years old, you'll never be any good. I started playing bass at 29.
  3. I started playing bass at 12 year of age. I had played acoustic guitar for a couple years before that and started piano at age 4. I had a big musical background. All my family plays and most of them play several instruments. My father plays 30 instruments....all self taught. I only play Bass, acoustic guitar, piano, drums, organ(don't tell anyone) and a little saxophone.
  4. 14 & I'm 35 next week.
  5. DiabolicLow B

    DiabolicLow B Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    Just turned 41 and started at 17.
  6. Bass is my first insrument and i started at 24!
  7. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    I started just before I turned 17, and Im almost 27 now.
  8. 14. I'm 47 now, & having more fun than ever.
  9. 12-13. I'm 55 today.
  10. Moofknock


    Mar 15, 2011
    at 38 and I'm 38 :)
  11. gaelicwinter


    May 3, 2010
  12. jazz3625tonic

    jazz3625tonic Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2003
    I started at 44.
  13. 39-Bassist


    Jul 7, 2010
    Endorsing Artist for: Brace Audio; Duncan Pickups; Line6, Hipshot, GHS Strings, Somnium Guitars
    I started at 12yr old...And I am a decent bassist, nothing great but I do my job.
    Best thing I ever did in my youth. (next to finding the Lord of course)
    Now at least I can look back and be happy for the endorsements and opportunities.
  14. portlandguy


    Feb 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    16 - I am now 36
  15. jay tay

    jay tay

    Aug 12, 2009
    Manchester UK
    happy birthday,

    Started when I was 15 now I'm 30!
  16. mambo4


    Jun 9, 2006
    started at 13, got lazy and stopped at 15, started again in earnest at 19.
    Started really gigging in earnest after college at 25.
    not sure if I'm "really good" but I and confidently competent at 41.
    A this point I'm more interested in grooving & enjoying the music than achieving such virtuosity that will impress other players.
  17. Bassmanmike1

    Bassmanmike1 Sittin' In Limbo

    Jan 13, 2011
    Marysville, CA
    13. I'm 52 now.
  18. Limadito


    Mar 5, 2011
    38. Still a lot to learn! :D
  19. Staccato

    Staccato Low End Advocate

    Aug 14, 2009
    Let's just say, I was over 50...

    Fortunately, I look much younger!

  20. Johnny Crab

    Johnny Crab ACME,QSC,Fame/Hondo/Greco/HELIX user & BOSE Abuser Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    South Texas
    10 years old, 1965.

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