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Did anyone here upset Guy Pratt?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by winterburn69, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. I know this was awhile ago, but just saw this again a few days ago.


    Edit: uploaded off my iPhone. Should work now.

  2. thetawaves


    Dec 29, 2006
    Didn't even realise he's on twitter.
  3. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    This is the first time I ever heard his name. Had to google. Hmmm...

    Well, wasn't me, for sure.
  4. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Wasn't me. Probable question "...does David Gilmour cover all your parts as he did with Roger Waters?".

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  6. Oh yeah, I follow all my favourite bassists (that have twitter, damn you JPJ & Pino!): Guy Pratt, Tony Levin, JMJ, Mark Hoppus, John Taylor and of course McCartney. I also have Tony Franklin following me!

    I asked him about two years ago how many fretless basses he has. He was slightly rude, but I did get an answer.
  7. notverygood


    Feb 11, 2010
    If it wasn't for David Gilmour, only his mother would follow him on twitter.
  8. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile

    yeah, it's not like he's a fairly busy session guy with an impressive resume of big name artists spanning 20 years... oh wait, he is :p
  9. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
  10. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    his stand-up show is pretty good TBF.

    EDIT although he does seem to make fun of all the people who've ever given him a career break. except Pink Floyd.
  11. nickbass79


    Nov 11, 2009
    North Carolina
    Yep, me too
  12. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Maybe he was joking, he IS a comedian too.

    Love Guy Pratt. I think he has a point tho, it's like the inane questions asked of Janek in his forum.
  13. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    Like who? I bet you can't even name 50 artists he's played for. :p
  14. Rano Bass

    Rano Bass

    Sep 9, 2006
    Tijuana Mex.
  15. notverygood


    Feb 11, 2010
    All true but my point is still valid. If not for PF, no one would know who he is. There really aren't a lot of famous session players. Ask someone on the street who Pino is.
  16. I'm pretty surprised to read that Guy Pratt seems to be unknown to some TBers.

    Ever wondered about those fat bass licks at the end of Madonna's "Like a prayer"?
    Dat's him.
    And, unless I miss my guess, Jacko's "Earth Song" as well.

    Ups...Rano Bass was a bit quicker....nevermind.
  17. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Dumb questions to ask Guy Pratt on Twitter:
    What are the best pickups for 80's crap, post-Waters Pink Floyd, 90's alt college rock whatever it's called now, post-punk, & obscure bands I've heard of like Debbie Harry but don't truly like? Did you use the same pickups for all of those?
  18. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Do you think Roger Waters hates you?
  19. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Did you actually play on any classic MJ songs?
  20. Handyman

    Handyman Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Don't want people to ask you about Pink Floyd? Try not playing with Pink Floyd.

    That tweet seems awfully whiny.
  21. punkjazzben


    Jun 26, 2008
    Yeah, he might be an experienced session player, but he is also a public figure. If he doesn't want to take on all the things that come with that (no matter how tedious), he probably shouldn't have a Twitter account in his name.

    But, maybe it was just an off-the-cuff remark and usually he doesn't care, I don't know.

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