1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TalkBass iphone/android app is NOT WORKING currently. We're working on it. Tapatalk IS working, so if you need to use an app, use Tapatalk. Try using your browser though - TalkBass is now 100% responsive to your phone/tablet screen size ;)

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

So this is the life of a TOP session player?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by pasta4lnch, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. pasta4lnch

    pasta4lnch Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Likes Received:
    0
  2. the_stone

    the_stone

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    Maybe that's why his bass playing has always bowled me over when I hear it.
  3. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    Likes Received:
    2
    Some engineers will do anything to get the right reverberant field on a miked cab...
  4. pasta4lnch

    pasta4lnch Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey, I stuck am acoustic guitar player in the crapper once. But it was more for amusement than "capturing the room" :D
  5. Portphilia

    Portphilia

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2012
    Likes Received:
    0
    I thought Jim Morrison was the only one who did his takes in the bathroom??
  6. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    At least Lee gets to sit on a chair!
  7. Russell L

    Russell L

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    And when nature calls he can move over to the other seat without missing a lick.:smug:
  8. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    Based on the wallpaper and carpet, it looks like the bathroom at a nice hotel. They must have needed to do some tracks bad. Either that or Lee had the runs and wanted to be close by just in case. Is that a mic right in front of his bridge? What is THAT supposed to do?
  9. Smallmouth_Bass

    Smallmouth_Bass Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    And he just has to lean his head down a bit to use his built-in mute!
  10. pasta4lnch

    pasta4lnch Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Likes Received:
    0
    didn't he use one of those small GK combos for a long time? that'd fit next to the throne . . . at least I'm not sure I want to think of an alternative :bag:
  11. Richland123

    Richland123

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Likes Received:
    1
    As funny as that looks, lots of recordings were made in restrooms due to acoustics. I co-own and co-produce a radio show and we did some recordings where the DJ and microphone were in the bathroom. We joked that he could take a shower or use the toilet while he recorded. The quality of the sound in that room was the best for our recording purposes.
  12. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2010
    Likes Received:
    7
    I have never been to a hotel that has a wicker hamper in the corner of the bathroom... I am guessing it is somebody's house but I don't go to many classy hotels...
  13. rust_preacher

    rust_preacher Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Could be a restaurant - last minute cramming the basslines?
  14. ACalbass

    ACalbass

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    What is this called ? The hangover sessions??
  15. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm thinking of putting our drummer in the crapper... Thats how loud he is.
  16. sobie18

    sobie18

    Joined:
    May 5, 2002
    Likes Received:
    0
    Shoot, I've heard some bands with drummers so bad, I was beginning to think that they put some boots in the dryer, turned it on, and put a couple of room mic's on it... :crying:
  17. pasta4lnch

    pasta4lnch Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Likes Received:
    0
    actually might make sense if he's got an amp in there. not a lot of places that have that many rooms to iso. . .
  18. oniman7

    oniman7

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    I told my old singer his drumming sounded like somebody threw a brick in a washing machine... it really did. That kind of noise where you can almost tell where the next hit is going to be, but it comes either way too early or way too late. He said he was "creative"
  19. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    That makes no sense.
  20. Ubersheist

    Ubersheist

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG]

    Isn't that a direct box in the lower right side of the picture? This is an insult to Mr. Sklar!!!

    Actually, I don't know what it is... It kind of looks like a snake box, and it looks like there might be an amp set up just out of view to his right. It's just funny to think that they were somehow punishing Mr. Sklar for being bad or something. "GO SIT IN THE BATHROOM AND THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU DID! Oh, and take your bass, too."

Share This Page