what to bring to a superbowl multibass jam?

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  1. lz4005

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    Some bass player buds are having a super bowl party with a jam afterwards. I'm trying to decide which bass to take.

    It's going to be 5 bass players and a drummer. I'm down for that crazyness because when do you ever get to play with that many basses at once?

    I know two of the players are P-with-flats, never-above-the-7th-fret types. They'll have the groove handled. One of the others is a great soloist who plays 7 string.

    I don't want to bring a conventional bass, as that end of things is going to be well covered. So, I've narrowed it down to one of the following:

    -Kala Ubass
    -BassVI
    -8 string (octaves)
    -piccolo bass

    The only one I'm hesitant about is the BassVI. It would sound good in the mix, but I'd be called on to play a lot of chords, and that's not my strong suit.

    Which would you bring?
  2. therhodeo

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    I would take whatever I was most comfortable playing and not over think it. Its likely what the other guys will be doing.
  3. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

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    Guacamole and some peaty single malt Scotch. And the 8 stringer with a good OD or Fuzz. Have fun, GO BRONCOS!
  4. Timmah

    Timmah

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    8 string bass and taco dip.
  5. Phalex

    Phalex Yeah, I've got the moves like Jagger. Supporting Member

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    Bring the ubass. If you get too drunk and need a cab, you'll be happy you did.
  6. FrednBass

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    Multi-bass jam?
    Yikes!

    But to answer your question: The U-Bass has my vote as well
  7. MarTONEbass

    MarTONEbass Supporting Member

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  8. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Gold Supporting Member

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    Piccolo
  9. lz4005

    lz4005

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    I'm thinking chipotle queso, local microbrew and the 8'er.
  10. pedroims

    pedroims

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    a P and a case of beer..actually two cases of beer
  11. FloridaSam

    FloridaSam

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    I may not know the question but that is always the answer.
  12. elgranluis

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    100% P bass. The first two guys are taking a P, so why not? At least youll know there will be 3 players that like the bass.
  13. Goldmember

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    This is a question best answered by Derek Smalls.
  14. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Bail money and clean underwear
  15. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

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    The Bass VI... normally somebody HAS to play the bass, in this case, somebody HAS to play the guitar. ;)
  16. lz4005

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    Why would I care if anyone else likes it?
    I'm thinking in terms of instruments I don't get to play often, and that will round out the mix.
  17. Lou Bottini

    Lou Bottini Supporting Member

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    Six pack of orange crush.
  18. Strat Hater

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    piccolo for the contrast and killer solos :bassist:
  19. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

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    That's crazy. Normally it's 5 guitar players and one bass player!
    Last jam I did, there was 10 guitar players and two drummers who took turns and I was the only bass player.

    I would still bring a P bass and maybe something else.
  20. Rabidhamster

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    Bring a Super Bowl and the piccolo, someone's gotta hold up the highend. Tacos and guacamole wouldn't hurt either

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