i've got a couple of stories to tell, both good and bad the bad:
1) there's a really bad low freq feedback hum and everyone thinks it's the bassist, so i tld them i'll turn off everything to proof to them it's not me.
The hum came back
2) i play in church and there's another bassist on roster too. He always complains about my playing on how bad my timing is and i keep playing the wrong notes.
I always ate the humble pie and just said i'll try to play better. This went on for months until the BL, who's a real musician if there's such a term, stood up for me 1 fine day and told him off saying that i'm a much better bassist than he is.
3) The guitarist in my church band keeps complaining that my bass has too much boom but i knew something was wrong with the acoustics of the room and that's why he's hearing so much bottom end but he doesn't believe in it.
1 fine day, i shifted the bass amp during the rehearsal to a different position (still using the same EQ), without telling him.After the rehearsal, he told me i sounded so good today. I just smiled back and laughing inside at what an idiot he is The good:
1) there was a band i was auditioning for and apparently the BL (who plays the lead guitar) is a major bass head and loves my playing.
He keeps asking me to raise my volume through out the rehearsal (i was nearly on full at the end of it) and he gets a kick out of hearing those bottom notes.
I didn't turn the band thou cause i thought he was kind of weird.
2) I'm so grateful for my current band. I realized that they love it when i really turn the bass up and dig in, it gives their songs a whole new dimension and so much energy (that's what they say)
during our recent gig, we were playing our last song which was an encore and things went bad. 1 of the guitarist got a string broken and his guitar was way out of tune and the other had power issues for his pedals. both of them couldn't play.
at the end of it they thanked me and said "thank goodness that you carried on the rest of the song"