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Posted by Mickster on March 14, 2001 at 16:20:20:

How many bass players are there? About 1.4 million. You decide if this sounds
right. This is verbatum from part of an article by Editor In Chief Richard Johnston from the February 2001 issue of Bass Player Magazine.(page 4)

"There are a lot of us. No one's made a definite count of bass players, but a
1994 Gallup survey found there were 13,640,000.00 amateur guitarists in the U.S. Our marketing folks estimate there's one bass player for every ten guitarists, which would mean nearly 1.4 million bass players in the U.S. alone--
not including pros. In contrast to earlier decades, most bassists now start on
electric rather than on acoustic upright or guitar."

I somehow imagined more, but who am I to argue with a Gallup survey? I used to
think that a Gallop survey would tell you how many horses were running at any
one time.--- Sorry all!


P.S. With a 10:1 ratio, we can pick and choose the bands we're in.

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