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what to bring to a superbowl multibass jam?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lz4005, Jan 24, 2014.


  1. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    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

    therhodeo

    Feb 28, 2011
    Owasso OK
    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

    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Guacamole and some peaty single malt Scotch. And the 8 stringer with a good OD or Fuzz. Have fun, GO BRONCOS!
     
  4. Timmah

    Timmah

    May 19, 2011
    Connecticut
    8 string bass and taco dip.
     
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  6. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Bring the ubass. If you get too drunk and need a cab, you'll be happy you did.
     
  7. FrednBass

    FrednBass

    Feb 24, 2012
    Multi-bass jam?
    Yikes!

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

    MarTONEbass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2009
    Norton, MA
  9. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    Montreal
  10. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    I'm thinking chipotle queso, local microbrew and the 8'er.
     
  11. pedroims

    pedroims Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Michigan
    a P and a case of beer..actually two cases of beer
     
  12. I may not know the question but that is always the answer.
     
  13. elgranluis

    elgranluis

    Feb 14, 2003
    El paso, TX
    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.
     
  14. Goldmember

    Goldmember Johan van der Smut Supporting Member

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

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Bail money and clean underwear
     
  16. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    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.
     
  18. Lou Bottini

    Lou Bottini

    Feb 25, 2004
    NorCal
    Six pack of orange crush.
     
  19. piccolo for the contrast and killer solos :bassist:
     
  20. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

    May 21, 2008
    Napa, CA
    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.
     
  21. Rabidhamster

    Rabidhamster

    Jan 15, 2014
    Bring a Super Bowl and the piccolo, someone's gotta hold up the highend. Tacos and guacamole wouldn't hurt either