"Bass ain't supposed to sound like that!"

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by FarkusSWR, Nov 2, 2012.


  1. FarkusSWR

    FarkusSWR Supporting Member

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    Sound-checking tonight for a local festival when a guy out in the crowd yells "Bass ain't supposed to sound like that!"
    I was running a EBMM StingRay 4HH through a GB Shuttlemax 9.2, so it was pretty modern-sounding to me, but not excessively so.
    Guess he was a P/tort/flats guy :bag:
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  2. nobodysfool

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    Who died and made him the boss?
     
  3. iridiumrocks

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    Did you ask him what it is supposed to sound like? I would like to hear his answer :smug:
     
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    It's supposed to sound like "bum bum bubum bum bubum."
     
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    It's not supposed to make a sound at all.
     
  7. UrsaMinor

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    I am confused at his comment. You should have just threw your bass at him. Can you hear that? :D
     
  8. lowfreq33

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    And where was his gig that night?
     
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    Sounds like some TBers. :D
     
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  11. ronned2tm

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    He's just a twat! It is all a matter of taste! I am totally old school in my sound, but I do definitely respect modern tone as well. Different sounds fits different music styles and fits different tastes.
     
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    Did you smile and wave? :D

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    Funny I was going to say something along this. If you happen to play metal I bet he was just surprised he could hear the bass...most metal heads are not used to that and really get confused when they can hear that extra low end. :D
     
  15. kcole4001

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    And that's when I crank up the gain and hit my overdrive, flanger, and delay pedals and face my 4003 close to the speakers for some unearthly feedback, then shout "how about that then?"
    :)
     
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    My best friend and sound man gets leery of new fx. For my band's last concert we covered Avenged Sevenfold's "Afterlife" which contains a nasty, grindy bass riff in the intro. I picked up a MXR bass di that gives me that sound (it's used, was at my favorite local shop, and was priced right.)

    When I tried it out I got some funny looks and I could feel him seething a bit from behind the board, but the sound was perfect so it's now a permanent part of my signal chain. Can't wait to do "Full Circle" by Otherwise...
     
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    Applause ain't supposed to sound like that.
     
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  19. kurosawa

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    Obviously he KNEW it was a bass.
     

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