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Your first bass or first bass line learned?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Progressive, Jan 7, 2006.


  1. What was your first bass or the first bass line you learned? I plan on going for Smoke On The Water (once my luck returns and I actually get my bass >_>)
     
  2. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Mine was:

    Sunshine of your love- Cream
    and
    Day Tripper- the Beatles

    -Mark
     
  3. Vox Populi

    Vox Populi Reggae Loving Honkey

    Jan 27, 2004
    Poulsbo, WA
    It was one of these, I don't remember:

    Love Song by The Cure
    The Guns of Brixton by The Clash
     
  4. BassGod

    BassGod

    Jan 21, 2004
    'Carousel' by blink-182. My guitarist taught me it, actually. The first line I actually learned by ear was 'Longview' by Green Day.

    Graeme
     
  5. First Bass: An old red Epiphone hollowbody .. looked like a 335.

    First Bass Line: Wheels of Confusion .. Sabbath, Volume 4
     
  6. first bass - Vintage V900
    First bass line - Daytripper - beatles
     
  7. First bass = Hondo P-bass copy
    First bassline = "Zombie" by The Cranberries
     
  8. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    First bass - 1993 fender MIM jazz
    first bassline - hard to remember, i think rage against the machine - know your enemy
     
  9. All_¥our_Bass

    All_¥our_Bass

    Dec 26, 2004
    "no more tears" by ozzy
    "another brick in the wall, pt II" by pink floyd
     
  10. first, a no name crappy import, in '75. then i got a new
    Peavey T-40, in '79. and like everybody i know, Smoke On The Water, was the first song i learned. :cool:
     
  11. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Although im guesing you didnt learn the bass part, you just played the guitar part on bass? Isnt the memorable part of that song only played on guitar, and the bass is like one note repeated a lot, a G i think.
     
  12. M.D.S.

    M.D.S.

    Nov 8, 2004
    Scotland
    First Line: Start! - The Jam
    First Bass: A little blue Westfield SB
     
  13. First bass: Hondo P-bass
    First bassline: Living After Midnight by Judas Priest!
     
  14. plexibass

    plexibass

    Jun 30, 2005
    first bass: 1963 vox phantom
    first bass line: summertime blues / games people play
     
  15. quallabone

    quallabone

    Aug 2, 2003
    First Bass - Epiphone Les Paul

    First Song - "Killing in the Name" - Rage against the machine
     
  16. actually, it starts with a long series of quarter notes, but has a nice little groove to it. Deep purple had an incredible bass player, although his name, escapes me, at the moment.
    :cool:
     
  17. Bass: unnamed "Sears Special"
    Song: +1 for "Day Tripper", then everything from The Beatles, The Dave Clarke 5, Paul Revere and the Raiders...

    Couldn't get enough of playing along with my brother's records and then radio covers in the '60s through now.

    Great for "ear-training". ;)
     
  18. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    First bass was an early 70's Memphis P bass copy.

    First bass line? Well, before I ever tried to learn any bass lines, I wrote my own bass parts for hymns at my Dad's church for 2 or 3 years.

    First bass player that I ever got into was Geddy Lee, and the first bass line that I ever attempted to learn was Tom Sawyer.:bassist:
     
  19. IotaNet

    IotaNet Supporting Member

    First Bass - 2003 MIM Jazz
    First Song - "Boogie Oogie Oogie" - A Taste of Honey
     
  20. AuG

    AuG

    May 22, 2005
    Fort Collins, CO
    I had a black LTD 204 as my first bass.

    First bass line: The intro for To Defy The Laws of Tradition by Primus.

    AuG