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How punk will I be if I buy this bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dbt25677, Dec 20, 2013.


  1. Dbt25677

    Dbt25677

    Jun 9, 2013
  2. JennySuzuki

    JennySuzuki

    Dec 18, 2013
    Depends on how it sounds. The epitome of punk is to reject style over substance, to reject brand names for function. Does it sound good? Can you afford it? Then frak yeah, buy that papasmurfin' bass!
     
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  4. lobster57

    lobster57

    May 7, 2009
    Victoria, BC
    0% punk because you asked that question.

    ;)
     
  5. This!

    Put a black pick guard on it and you might get a touch more cred though ;)
     
  6. skwee

    skwee

    Apr 2, 2010
    Minneapolis
    You will be .5 Punk, because you had the gumption to ask for advice. Some street cred was introduced. ;)
     
  7. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS * Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Those numbers on the side of the neck detracts a lot from the punk factor as well - they indicate that you actually care about playing the right notes. :)
     
  8. Lol.... Exactly. If yo wanna be punk-ish, then you won't give a rat's ass. I think that's the way it works in punk. Oh, yeah. Jam a couple of safety pins through your nose, and nipples, too. Now, that's punk!! I guess.......

    One more thing. The name of the place you'd be buying the bass from..... Gumtree.com

    I think that would cancel EVERYTHING out. Good luck!
     
  9. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    You'll be a little bit less punk as you are now, which is a little less punk than you were before you posted.
     
  10. At least you won't be dead.
     
  11. AaronVonRock

    AaronVonRock

    Feb 22, 2013
    Bangkok
    Why do people equate being punk with owning crappy gear? Punk bands that I saw in the 80s usually had good gear. Fender, Gibson, Marshall, Ampeg seemed to be the standard. This didn't change in the 90s, either. Or the 00s.
     
  12. peledog

    peledog Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Punk is an attitude
     
  13. It ain't about good or bad, it's about giving/not giving a rats ass about your gear. Worse yet- in this context- dude appears to give a rats ass what others think about his gear. Not necessarily weak per se, but absolutely anti-*punk*
     
  14. Tell that to Daryl Jenifer from Bad Brains with his graphite neck and Badass bridge. I remember someone saying that his bass was not punk because of those upgrades :rollno:
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  15. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    Punk or not punk, crap gear sounds like crap. That is crap.
     
  16. Lou Bottini

    Lou Bottini

    Feb 25, 2004
    NorCal
    What he ^ said.
     
  17. That's out version of Craig's List.
     
  18. Saw these guys a while back - H.R. was a heart of gold, bless his soul, but Daryl was an absolute maniac on that bass.

    Great band and in my world, the definition of punk!
     
  19. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
    Disclosures:
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    About half as punk as you would be if you bought and wore the Hepworths freezer suit from the same seller.
     



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