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#1
hi, my friend told a couple of weeks ago that every bass player he has ever seen or knew has long hair. i have somewhat short hair and i play heavy metal. he syas that all bassists that play metal have long hair. is it a must that i grow my hair?
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#3
OMG are you retarded you have gotta be kidding
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#6
Mark Hoppus, if you can call him a bass player. And that tool from VH1's Supergroup. Well, off the top of my head, all the short-haired bass players I can think of suck or are tools... Grow it out, boy.
#8
jup, a bassplayer must have long hair I do altough I don't play heavy metal...
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#9
Nope, I have really short hair, I am awesome at bass.

EDIT: Its actually in the balls.
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#10
of course u dont hav 2 hav long hair but its way kool er if u do
#12
Dude, **** your friend, be yourself
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#13
Become a great bassplayer with short hair and make your friend feel like a dumb ass.
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#14
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Flea has insanely short hair, one of best bassists ever

Lies. I think he has long hair somewhere else.... Thats what makes him good.
#15
I have short hair....what about Jean Baudin? Not exactly metal....but Nuclear Rabbit is definently tinged with metal.
#17
anyone who says not 2 hav long hair is just jealous cuz they dont hav it either
#18
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Dude, **** your friend, be yourself


maybe he will be able to **** his friend if he grows his hair for him!

I've got a grade one length, and i rock on bass. Your friend (or you), clearly watch too much MTV ! ! ! !

That said, maybe if i grow my my hair i will be even better? and maybe grow super powers?
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#19
^^I'm not at all jelous of not having long hair....I mean, it just gets in the way. I used to, but it gets annoying. Especially when you're on stage and you can't see anything.
#20
acutally i thought bassists were always skinheads with loads of tattoos, faro beards and generally hard looking like nick olivieri or shavo odadjian lol
#21
another bass player who plays metal is Jay off of Bullet for my valentine
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another bass player who plays metal is Jay off of Bullet for my valentine


How about no.......Bullet for my Valentine is not metal. Never will be, no matter how hard they try.
#24
The bass player of my last band had short hair and all he played was old skool thrash. So you can shove your dumbass stereotypes up your ***.
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#25
I used to have short hair but once I realised it goes curly when it's longer I've been growing it out ever since. But I know plent of bassists with every length hair. Mine's medium-ish at the moment.
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#26
this is one of the most pointless threads, No dude!!! haha this should go in the best thread archives! lol

but no theres thousands of metal bass players with short hair or even none at all!

dont feel left out, your one of many
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#27
I wish I had long hair. I'll try it. Heh.
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#28
Yes. The power is truely in the hair. I used to have hair past my shoulders and when I got it cut short again, I was shocked to find that I could no longer play metal. I have since given up music.
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#29
I personally have long hair cause when I started listening to metal all the bands had long hair so I wanted to show I was a metalhead. Besides it's way cooler with long hair on stage, waving it around, banging to the music.
I agree it's annoying when not performing (that's why I usually have a pony tail) but it's worth it.
Long hair fits rock music, it's rebellious and against the grain, but if you don't like it have it your own way.

And song writing skill is in the hair too, just look at Metallica.
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Its a plus.

And it gets girls.

Sometimes...
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#32
It works for me. Along with the voluptuous curls.

Unfortunately, the fact that I belong to a bass forum cancels all of it out.
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#33
I'll mention one that is bald -- Tony Levin, the Emperor of Bass.

Jaco shaved his head bald too, but that was because he was totally high on coke and messed up in his head--it happened right after the "Modern Electric Bass" video taping. Apparently, he also shaved every part of his body, including his eyebrows.

Can you say... "Hello... Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone at home?"

Or how about Me Shell Ndege Ocello (sp)? ...bald, female and black (african-american for those who want PC).

I'm bald too. I used to have hair down to the middle of my back, but I shaved it because it was a losing battle between me and a receding hairline. I have no regrets and I buy basses using the money I used to spend on shampoo.

Hair is overrated--it is NOT necessary to have long BIG hair to play bass well.
#34
My friend Rob has short hair and is a pretty damn good bassist.

me, however, i have long hair
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#35
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Hey - it looks like me. Can't see any beard though... maybe a slightly younger me. I've never had trouble, but I'd say the hair helps pull.

So anyway, yes long hair is a must. Don't wear shoes if you can help it, either.
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thats back in March. haven't got any more recent pics including a bass
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#39
Nick Oliveri is a great bassist too

hey - most of them have beards if they don't have hair.
#40
I thought the general perception of bass player's is that we're either all fat or black.
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