I’m Bill, I live in north London and I have been learning the bass for about 9 months.
I’m an electrician and I was replacing the lights in a local music shop and I couldn’t stop staring at a beautiful bass guitar hanging from the wall in front of me; it was a Yamaha with beautiful wood grain. So I decided to buy a bass and learn. I ended up with an Ibanez SG500 and am now addicted. I wish I had started to learn earlier!
I’m 56 and still love the stuff I listened to as a teenager-punk rock, and what later became known as ‘post-punk’. But I also like most other rock, some jazz and classical music and opera.
Bass heroes are: Jean Jacques Burnel, Peter Hook, Chris Squire, John Paul Jones, Geezer Butler, Geddy Lee, Bruce Foxton and loads of others.
I am looking forward to learning from you all.