What Happened To All The Bass Players???

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  1. Kendoggy

    Kendoggy New Member

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    Seriously, what happened to them all??? Can't find a bass player for nothin'. If you play bass in the Vegas area and want to jammm on some blues and rock/classic rock, hit me up!
     
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    they all moved to Vegas to become lead players... :)...
     
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    I have found 3, the problem has been timing on getting out here, none are in my area, the closest is in the north west edge of Fontana, the other is in Pomona, and the 3’rd is in El Monte, El Monte is aprox 50 miles one way, Pomona 38 miles one way, and Fontana is 23+- one way, and I have the place to rehearse! Cheers Mitch
     
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    This is what you gotta do:
    #1 Have a sacrificial bass guitar and amp ready to be used.
    #2 Set up a jam with 3 guitar players and only gear for two. This is when the worst player gets the option of if he want to play hell have to play bass. Works 6 out of 10 times.
     
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  5. stringtree

    stringtree Well-Known Member

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    You one smart cookie! :dude:
     
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    anitoli Well-Known Member

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    Where i am from bass player were scarcer than virgins, you had to be creative.
     
  7. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    We have tried this method :shrug:
     
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  8. stringtree

    stringtree Well-Known Member

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    I'm a bass player and I really enjoy playing it. I switched for the same reasons in the mid 80s because I could not find one.

    My thing is, I write songs and switched my tuning down a whole step and half, so I stopped playing. Imo, bass is the coolest instrument for the fact that pretty much one tone covers a ton of music styles.

    I didn't slap or pop. Loved me the walking bass lines. :dude:
     
  9. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    If you’re ever in the Riverside area please hit me up, the best bass rig I can set up is the avt50h on a full stack of mg cabs, I have a Jackson bass, I know it’s not a very good bass rig but it would get by in a pinch! Cheers Mitch
     
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    stringtree Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the invite, will keep in mind! :dude:

    I've been there with a small watt rig. Went from using my fingers to a pick..LOL I believe I learned just recently from Dogs of Doom about amp placement in the room to maximize the rig.

    Don't think I'm not learning from all my fellow Marshall Forum Members, I am and I'm like a sponge soaking up whats being shared here.

    I thank you all for that too! :metal:
     
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  11. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    Good luck. Most bass players that I know have quit. Many drummers and guitarists as well. There's just no demand for live music. Today's youth are into hip-hop (as that's all that's being pushed), so there's no interest in picking up an instrument. The ones that are playing, have been relegated to playing covers in "tribute" bands. Ugh! :squint:
     
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  12. Michael Roe

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    I wished that worked for the drummer. Where I am it is drummers...…...none! I never have the bass player issue. I did the bring 3 guitar players years ago. One of them was my brother. He makes one heck of a good bass player!
     
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    Yea, I'm amazed to turn the radio on in the truck and the stations still are playing the music from when I was in High School, and thats early 80s..LOL
     
  14. Adieu

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    I got basses and a bass rig
     
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    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    Yup!

    Due to the unpopularity of musical instruments, supply has far exceeded demand. I should list the gear I don't need, before it becomes unsellable.
     
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  16. Kendoggy

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    that's funny
     
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  17. Kendoggy

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    That's where I'm from originally, L.A./San Gabriel Valley area. I know the area. That's a stretch...
     
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  18. Kendoggy

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    #1 is a great idea. The other guitarist and I were actually talking about that the other day. We are probably just going to switch back and forth until we can find one...
    #2 is a little cold blooded. Love it! lol
     
  19. Kendoggy

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    Anytime!
     
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  20. Kendoggy

    Kendoggy New Member

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    Sounds right up our alley. slapping and popping probably wouldn't go real well with blues and classic rock style music hahaha
     
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