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What I have learned on TalkBass So Far...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by BassHappy, Jun 22, 2013.


  1. Fender PBasses Rule (except when they don't)
    Fender Jazz Basses sometimes Rule (except when they don't)
    Both models exhibit dead spots (except when they don't)
    Both models exhibit neck dive (except when they don't)
    In spite of this, Leo definitely got it right (except when he didn't)
    There are items for purchase which can help dead spots and neck dive (except when they don't)
    Nothing but a P Bass sounds like a P Bass (except when it doesn't)
    Actual vintage road worn is coolest and fabricated "road worn" is still cool (except when it isn't)
    Dirty hands will help you achieve Road Worn (except when it doesn't)


    Did I miss anything?

    :D
     
  2. Shedua511

    Shedua511

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    Location:
    Oslo, Norway
    Disclosures:
    Agent for Scandinavian countries: Stick Enterprises Inc.
    A pick is a no-no (except when it isn't) :p
     
  3. warwick.hoy

    warwick.hoy

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Location:
    Spokane, WA.
    Disclosures:
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    Which bass is best for metal (except when it isn't)
    Carrots (always carrots)
     
  4. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2005
    Location:
    Bend, Oregon
    Tort pickguard on a sunburst body is the bomb (except when it isn't)
     
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  6. glocke1

    glocke1

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    If in a cover band, you need to rehearse with your band buddies every day to be any good..
     
  7. deepseabass

    deepseabass

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    except when you don't.
     
  8. LowBC

    LowBC

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    Nov 17, 2008
    Disclosures:
    Builder: www.MavourneenStrings.com
    Fingerboard wood doesn't matter (except when it does)
    Four is the correct number of strings (except when it isn't)
     
  9. Nobody

    Nobody

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    Jul 14, 2004
    Fender fans have no sense of humor(except when they do)
     
  10. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Location:
    St. Louis
    Real bassists don't use picks.
    Rickenbackers suck.
    SS amps sound better than tube amps.
    Micro rigs rule and 810s blow.
    Don't mix cabs.
    Cover bands are sell outs with no talent.
     
  11. smogg

    smogg

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2007
    Location:
    Florida
    Black-n-Maple is the best color combo (except when it isn't)
     
  12. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

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    Jan 2, 2008
    fake relicing of your bass is the fashion statement of the year (except when it isnt)
     
  13. Bassmunnky

    Bassmunnky

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Location:
    New York and Philadelphia
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    Most advice: "I don't have the bass you're asking about, but my friend tried it and it sucks"


    and

    Bad Resale
     
  14. Poopoutyouridea

    Poopoutyouridea

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    Location:
    Penang, Malaysia
    Bassists are always right. (except when they aren't)
     
  15. deepbluesuk

    deepbluesuk

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    Location:
    London, ENGLAND
    Real bass players don't mix speaker cabs
     
  16. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    You should use as many effects as you can (except when you shouldn't).
    Blues is simple but not easy.
    Country is simple but not easy.
    Metal is simple but not easy.
    Prog is neither simple nor easy.
    Jazz is neither simple nor easy.
    Rock is whatever it wants to be (except when it isn't).
     
  17. HA!

    Good stuff....

    Looks like I missed a lot already - but I am learning....


    ;D
     
  18. 4001

    4001

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    Location:
    Between Chicago and Milwaukee
    Badass bridges suck (except when they don't)
     
  19. String Theory

    String Theory

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Location:
    Southern California
    Flatwounds are the best strings (except when they aren't.)

    Bassists never create band drama (except when they do.)
     
  20. ZombieSpacebat

    ZombieSpacebat

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    Location:
    Perth, Scotland
    Sunburst & tort is the only true combo for a bass (except when it isn't)
     
  21. exidor

    exidor

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    Location:
    Detroit,MI
    basses right out of the box are setup perfect.(except when there not)
    basses right out of the box are never setup right.(except when there not)
     

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