Why do you play bass?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by latkingz781, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. latkingz781


    Apr 26, 2008
    So yeah today my dad asked me "Why do you play bass?" My reply was really long, and I ended it with saying I could play guitar if I wanted, it's just I choose to keep flow!:bassist:;) So I was wondering why everyone here plays bass!?


    Jun 30, 2008
    I play bass because I love music and bass had a better sound.
  3. Stone Age

    Stone Age

    Apr 13, 2008
    I actually played drums for a while. At some point I started noticing bass lines in songs, and decided that was the part of the song I really wanted to play.
  4. primitiveworker


    May 11, 2008
    Although I do prefer its sound and function to that of guitar, my fondness for the instrument comes primarily from how it feels in my hands whilst playing.
  5. To get fat chicks. Why else?
  6. It is said that there are two ways to experience a bass: You can hear it and you can feel it. This is why I play it.
  7. Because tuba makes my mouth hurt, is too expensive, and there's no place to store the damned thing in the house.

    Same goes for the harp....

  8. I am a keyboard-player originally, read my sig to find out why I started to play the bass. Since the it's now a major hobby and I like it a lot, not only the playing but also everything about the basses etc.

  9. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I knew a lot of guitarists and drummers, but no keyboardists and bassists. I sucked on keyboards, so I play bass so I could get a lot more gigs than drummers and guitarists. It worked.
  10. TOOL460002


    Nov 4, 2004
    Santa Cruz
    brother started playing guitar so i picked up bass. thats why i began playing. today i play because if i didnt have a outlet for my creativity i might explode. its relaxing to play and satisfying to improve.
  11. To be honest, i'm not really sure.

    My dad plays bass, but I wouldn't say that's the reason I play...
  12. Dogbertday

    Dogbertday Commercial User

    Jul 10, 2007
    SE Wisconsin
    Blaine Music LLC
    I play bass because it's bad ass and When asked what i'm up to I can always say I got some gigs coming up
  13. Because I'm the best- really. :cool:
  14. Pet Politics

    Pet Politics My real name is Michael, but how exciting is that?

    Nov 14, 2007
    Burbank, CA
    because I can.
  15. DocBop


    Feb 22, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    It felt right.

    Not my choice, but I played tuba in middle school beginning band and dug playing the bottom of the tunes. But tuba was not cool so moved to trumpet, then guitar. Guitar was alright, but then started digging on the bass in Jazz and R&B so I switched to bass. Over the years I have switched back forth between bass and guitar playing and studying both always using the knowledge of one to enhance the other.
  16. I played guitar since I was 15 and started going to this church that already had 3 guitarist, 2 drummers, and 2 keyboard players, but no bassist. I agreed to play the bass and instantly fell in love with it. Even to this day I've been a guitarist for over 20 years but will continue to call myself a bassist because that's what I do now. I love the role of a bassist. I feel like I have more control of the song and can steer it, where as a guitarist I felt like an added instrument, something that wasn't needed. I always played lead guitar so when I became a bassist I had to settle down a little bit but once I matured as a bassist and learned the role better I filled the spot perfectly.
  17. ryanj129


    Apr 16, 2008
    Clawson, MI
    Because I love the low end.

    Tried guitar and just couldn't get into a groove, so I tried a bass and LOVED it.
  18. 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
    I'd rather make people dance than make 'em think.
    and +1 to "it feels right". :D
  19. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Inactive

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
    I play bass cus I couldn't tune my guitar any lower....
  20. It wasn't a choice it was a need and I had no desire to play anything else.
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