Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gottawalk, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. So... the band of your dreams comes to town and (OMG! Dream-come-true!), the bass player comes down with some incapacitating illness and YOU get called, (since you're one of the most well-known bassists in the area), to take his/her place for the concert they have to perform! You know ALL the material, they have ALL the back line! All you need to do is pick the bass you want to use!


    (... and "why" is just an option . . .) ;)
  2. svt1233


    Jan 15, 2012
    For 99% of bands Fender Am. std. J or P hands down
  3. I'd play a Rick onstage for the first time ever.

    (Sorry you're feeling ill Mr.Squire........)
  4. Teacher


    May 3, 2012
    I'd choose the Purpleheart and Maple j/j I'm going to build this year.
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  6. bootsox


    Apr 28, 2012
    Biloxi, MS
    For Mass of the Fermenting Dregs, I'd bring my parts Jazz. it's not far from the current bass player's bass, the only real difference is the paulownia body and the kahler tremolo
  7. Danelectro. An endless supply.
  8. bassdude51

    bassdude51 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    I'd use the same kind of bass or a similar bass that the original bassist of the band uses.

    Otherwise, either a P or a J or a 'Ray.
  9. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    My P/J 5 reggie clone- what else?
  10. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
  11. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

    Apr 19, 2009
    Well..since it's my dream,I'd use Les's 'Rainbow' bass ;)

    In a more realistic scenario,I'd be filling in for Dan Maines from Clutch,and I'd happily rock the snot out of anything with four strings and a pickup!
  12. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
    My own bass I would not want to screw up for this type of gig .... I will not venture to unfamiliar water with this type of gig
  13. ronlitz

    ronlitz Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Northern Virginia
    Get a fEarful.
  14. AuntieBeeb


    Dec 12, 2010
    You know, just for the hell of it, I'm tempted to say that if something that improbable were to happen, I'd borrow a tuba with a clip-on mic and run that through their rig.

    I've never even played a tuba. But I feel it would make the occasion even more memorable.
  15. I would use one of the basses I use for any other gig.
  16. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
  17. AuntieBeeb


    Dec 12, 2010
    OR...I might see if I can get a sample of Barry White singing "Ohhh, Baby" and use a synthesiser to map it over the range of a typical 4-string bass guitar. Connect it to a keyboard and play that.
  18. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    I would ask the BL which bass I should play, and play that one. :)
  19. seang15

    seang15 Supporting Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
    Is it a metal band? If so, I'd search TB for "best Bass for metal."

    Otherwise, I would grab my trusted ATK300 and as backup, ATK305. (Funny, I believe these basses to be the best for metal, too!)

    I would also bring Ol' Blue, my home built J-type 4-string complete with Audere installed. I mean, we are pro's here we're going to have less than two or more basses??

  20. buzzbass

    buzzbass Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2003
    probably Valenti #43, or my Zon Sonus 5