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Are bass players more prone to OCD?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by DougD, May 6, 2010.

  1. Yes

    30 vote(s)
  2. No

    19 vote(s)
  3. No more than other musicians

    30 vote(s)
  4. I like string cheese!!

    12 vote(s)
  1. DougD

    DougD Bassman7654

    Sep 19, 2002
    North Las Vegas NV
    I've noticed that bass players seem to obsess over trivial crap that does NOT bother the other musicians. Take a look at some of the posts here on TB and you will see what I mean:D. Some of the things we (myself included) obsess over are just plain stupid:rollno: So...... What gives? Are bass players more prone to OCD? Share some of the things you obsess over:hyper:
    For me it's the action on my basses:oops: I have to constantly fiddle with it, trying to go lower, and lower and lower. Then just when I find the sweat spot, I'll do something to mess it up and have to start all over again:oops:
  2. Tenma4


    Jan 26, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    Sounds like projection to me...

    Excuse me, I must go organize my to do list for the 7th time today. No time to spend here!
  3. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    OCD & CRS , not good....
  4. DougD

    DougD Bassman7654

    Sep 19, 2002
    North Las Vegas NV
    :D Yep, I'm guilty too.:D
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  6. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2010
    i spent four hours yesterday trying to dial in a decent headphone tone from my pignose 30
  7. chriss


    Apr 27, 2007
    It's a blessing...and a curse

  8. I've been fighting it my whole life... :meh:
  9. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    In my band the drummer is the one with OCD. I rather enjoy flying by the seat of my pants.
  10. Passinwind

    Passinwind ......Charlie Escher Supporting Member

    What? And where are the spaces between your text and those smilie things?
  11. XtheDeadPawn


    May 24, 2008
    I am OCD (think of Monk that's me afraid of germs so I got a Purrell bottle on me 24/7 and I like things straight mainly papers in piles) but, not in anyway OCD when it comes to playing bass or anything with music at all.

    Music for me is best left untamed I had my 1st bass just set up after buying it stock 3 years ago when I got my ATK I decided it needed one so I brung in my Yamaha too.

    As far as OCD goes I tune my basses once a week and play them daily you do the math.
  12. GregJ13


    Nov 22, 2009
    I can only speak from my own experience...and that is a yes. I play in a trio so my parts are less complicated on the account of trying to create a good driving rhythym, so this gives me a chance to listen to the other parts that are being played and pick them apart. I find myself picking out things that I would do differently all the time, but keeping this information to myself - because who wants to be THAT guy.

    Maybe this is not OCD at all...
  13. mikopita

    mikopita Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2007
    Maybe.... or this is simply a thread where OCD bassists feel compelled to leave a reply.
  14. grifff


    Jan 5, 2009
    Towson, Maryland
    No, what fun is a forum where all you talk about is technique?
  15. I most certainly do NOT suffer from OCD. I suffer from CDO. It's similar to OCD but all the letters are in alphabetical order, just they way they should be.
  16. And I LOVE string cheese.
  17. Gintaras

    Gintaras Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2004
    Kent Island, Md.
    I'm ADD and do not have the attention span to be OCD. :hyper:
  18. DougD

    DougD Bassman7654

    Sep 19, 2002
    North Las Vegas NV
  19. Prester Dilly

    Prester Dilly

    Jul 9, 2009
    That was great!;)
  20. The sweat spot is usually under your arm pits. Just thought I'd save you the trouble of looking.
  21. squirefan


    Nov 22, 2009
    Lansing, Ks.

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