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why the bass?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bass__player01, Dec 24, 2002.


  1. hi everybody!!!
    first of all, i'd like to tell that i received my first bass yesterday... its a Godin Freeway 5... And i'm very happy about it...

    but the reason why i posted this thread is to know why you choose the base...
    my friend asked me this yesterday and i really didn't know whatto answer...

    so... what are your reason for choosing the base?
     
  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Congrats on the Godin. Helluva first bass, however it doesn't count without pictures. TB rule.

    As for your question: I heard God is a bassist, and did he not make us in his own image? ;)
     
  3. tuBass

    tuBass

    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    Well, I started on tuba, and it's a nice double.
    I also have always gravitated to the low instruments, Bari sax, tympani, tuba, bass, and I sing a profundo bass part.
     
  4. I didn't choose the bass, it chose me....[​IMG]
     
  5. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Why the bass?

    Why not the bass?
     
  6. I've found a picture on the internet but i just don't know how i could take it so i'll give you the adress...
    http://www.godinguitars.com/godinsdbasspf.htm
    my bass is the one on the right... but with 5 string like the one on the left...
    :rolleyes:
    sorry, i'll try to find another picture to put in my profile soon...
     
  7. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Hey, those are nice. I like the p/j config.
     
  8. That's a nice bass for a first bass...and Canadian too! Right on! ;)
     
  9. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    I love to make people feel the groove.. I love the deep rich thunderous notes that is produces.. and it just looks good on me ;).....
     
  10. The guitar parts were already taken, and being a drummer was not an option.

    :D
     
  11. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    why ask why?

    doo-biee doobie do!


    P@

    :D
     
  12. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    hehehe... I crack myself up.....

    I am about 6'3", and weigh in at about 240 lbs... do you have any idea how silly a guitar looks on me? Looks like a stinking ukelele!


    P@
     
  13. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Well, I'm 5'10" and 225 with BIG mitts. Gard and bassbrobrad have seen me. I'm a big'un.

    The irony though, is if I strap on a guitar, people say I look much more natural and "right" wearing a guitar. Go figure.
     
  14. Well, i'm 5'10" and 135 lbs. :rolleyes:

    the problem is that i just don't have a strap for the moment so i must play on a chair...
    but i love it anyway... i think i really made a good choice buying a base...

    :D
     
  15. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Well I'm tall (6'6") so I thought I might be better suited to the big guitar - but honestly, it is the physical nature of bass that really makes it attractive to me - they way that you feel bass, not just hear it...and the fact that it's (usually) played with both hands directly on strings producing a very physical musical interaction.
     
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Because it's eaiser than the guitar!!!!
























    Runs & hids till the next millenium!!!!!!:D :eek:
     
  17. jcadmus

    jcadmus

    Apr 2, 2000
    Why the bass?

    One word: booty.

    I think that says it all.
     
  18. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Started on tuba. The low sounds tok hold of me. I play bass drum in winter drumline (like indoor marching band, but all drums), bass guitar, tuba, double bass, and I have a bass voice.

    It all just seems like it was meant to be.
     
  19. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Hye tuBass, take one of those bari-sax mouthpieces and put it on a tuba. That will give you some really funky, trippy sounds!

    Well.... it was cool when I was really bored in the band room.