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Bass players just got put out of business

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jbednarski, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. jbednarski

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  2. fraublugher

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    Much better than that other robot bassist....:)
  3. BassChuck

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    What a shock, a machine that plays mechanical music.

    Folks, people have been working on this concept for about 200 years. No news here. The real shock is: why do musicians compose mechanical music? And why would we listen to it? And IF you have to have this kind of sound, why would you expect a human to play it?
  4. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

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    Guess we'll all have switch to slap-only to stay in the game.
  5. Asylum-49

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    But who's gonna stand at the back looking cool and get all the singer's and guitarists groupie cast off's! Let alone openly mock the drummer!
  6. lavaxtris

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    I'd like it to try some YYZ. good luck with that.

    btw, It plays with a pick. Is it now appropriate for that kind of thing to be frowned upon?
    ;P
  7. jandscotten

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    LOL, I can hear it now, "He would have made a robotic guitar, but this was easier 'cause the bass only has four strings!"
  8. agreatheight

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    But I sure it was easier to build because it was bass. Less range, no chords, no bending, no whammy, etc.

    I thought it was cool.
  9. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

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    Yeah, 4 strings is cake:

    ;)
  10. Russell L

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    It'll never fit in a gig bag, so no worries.
  11. Timmah

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    And it won't drive the band van.
  12. Rickett Customs

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    There's one thing that this will never have, the "human factor". There's more to a bassline, than just having a clean automated bassline.
    It's this human factor's inconsistencies, which make or break a song (IME).
  13. Floridabwoy

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    you would understand if you had robot ears.....

    j/k.... seriously though. What does this do that a synth and sequencer cant do for a lot cheaper and a lot smaller footprint? looks like a big waste of money to me.
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    Or have a place to practice, own a PA, have gas money, etc.
  15. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    I thought that was pretty cool that kid has a future in robotics.
  16. Russell L

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    Right. Can it do dynamics or extend the song on the fly when the crowd is jumping ("Hey, you, I thought I said go back to the bridge.").:meh:
  17. cybersnyder

    cybersnyder Always groove.... Gold Supporting Member

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    Judging by the bass department at Guitar Center on any given day, that's already happened. Heh.
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    ...and how long do we suppose it takes to get this thing set up to play one song? I think my job is safe.
  19. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

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    unable to perform a slide it seems
  20. totem

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    I like the rotating picks .. now I want to see the attachment to make it play finger-style!

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