#2
Because they couldn't figure out how to make chords and play with six strings.

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#4
because when the mama bird said to eat your chicken, the little tree under the bridge decided to go for a swim.
#5
Cuz a friend of mine who plays baritone in the school band told me there was a bass that no one used and that if i played it...the cheerleaders and flag girls would be dabcing next to me at the football games...but now i can't play it though i fell in love with bass (play guitar for 2 years, bass 2 weeks). here's why: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6808242#post6808242
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#6
i'm not a bassist, but, once i helped a friend's band to record one of their songs and i played bass, just once
#8
because my friend plays guitar and I wanted to play along with him so i picked up the bass and learned lol and now i love it!
#9
My uncle used to be in a death metal band and played metal virtuoso riffs and I thought I want to be just like that. But his rhythm guitarist got drunk and ran into a store at 60 mph and is a parapelegic (spelling?). When he got out of prison (he was also a con) he got me into bass and I got really interested after I heard Hysteria for the first time and so I tried the bass and loved it.

Plus my guitar is really crappy and has no distortion amp so I had to play bass.
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#11
Because after being a natural at the Double Bass (Orchestra), I wanted to see if it was the same for the bass guitar.

It was .

And because of Ryan Martinie. Love Mudvayne.
#14
'Cause my fingers are huge and thus it would be fairly intricate for me to play guitar.
Bass seemed like the better choice to me because, I thought "Why would the world want another guitarist?" since 99 in every 100 people play guitar...
I've been playing keyboard for a while so I thought it was time I try something else out, and bass seemed like the best way to go.
#15
For me it was a mix of loving Geddy Lee and what he could do with a bass, and also the fact that I can't use a pick to save my life (hence only screwing around with my brother's guitar every now and then) but I can fingerpick prety well. Hell, even when I play guitar now I fingerpick, albiet rather poorly (strings are too close for me to get used to quickly, and I don't play often)
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#16
Think it was the fact of some of that sound you could get it to, I think i like it alot better for doing solos and such. I like how the bass sounds slap, popped as well just a cool sound in general. My cousin accualy got me started on the idea of playing guitar, but i decided to go with bass guitar instead of doing the guitar.
#19
When i was in prison for the manslaughter of my teacher, they had a bass there so decided to try it out. We started a prison band called Fudge Tunnel and on my release i carried on playing as i loved it so much. In a way i'm so glad i went to prison..
#20
I was 15-16...
Realized that Bass was a chance to stand out, instead of being one of those billions of going nowhere guitarists everyone sees...
I found myself some inspiration (metallica at the time) and a wonderful instructor. Bill Connelly in Ontario, OR. when he was just an instructor at a record shop...he has since bought the buiding and re-vamped it into "Guitar Solutions"...great guy, Id be nowhere if it werent for his style of teaching. *theres the end of my Bill plug*
Since then I've played shows, good and bad, played in bands good and bad, and had times good and bad...

Living in a small(ish) city like Boise, ID and the surrounding areas, I get alot of support from people that have never really payed any attention to the bass, simply for the fact that I'm not hiding in the back...and I try my best to shred it up.


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#21
/\ that was pretty much my experience roger, its important to have those influences that inspire us to actually try, not just play just because you want to be in a band and be popular.
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#22
Because a guitar sounds quite girly compared to the manly sound of a bass. That and everyone plays guitar.
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#23
Alex James of Blur:

When I joined blur all the others had had musical training and experience, but i had the cooler haircut!
#24
coz everyone i knew played guitar, so i wanted to be original. Also bassists in my area are very few and so i found a band almost immediatly
im a finger player


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