What's with the Craigslist ads looking for a "Bassist"

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by SBassman, Feb 9, 2013.

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  1. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Do you actually refer to yourself as a "bassist"?
    Craiglist's search is so bad that you actually have to search using "bass" and "bassist" to catch all the bass-related ads.

    I'm not a bassist. I'm a bass player.
  2. Drunk Heffalump

    Drunk Heffalump Tone that I have. Skill? Oh, that? Well....

    Feb 28, 2009
    Great White North
    So you play a fish?

  3. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    They're bass fishing
  4. klaus486


    Jun 27, 2009
    portland or
    sales geek Portland Music co.
    When you search type in "bass*" This will get you bass + anything else. Bass bassist etc....
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  6. It really is quite simple... if you're not a bassist, then don't respond to any ads looking for a bassist.
  7. Wild Rice Chris

    Wild Rice Chris

    May 7, 2005
    Palatine, IL
    Rice Custom Guitars, Inc
    Know any decent drum players? I could use one for my new project.
  8. Mike in Chicago

    Mike in Chicago Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Me too. I'm a bass player.
  9. ChrisB2

    ChrisB2 Bass... in your fass

    Feb 27, 2008
    TalkBass > Off Topic
    What's the difference? :confused:
  10. kai_ski


    Apr 14, 2007
    SLC, UT
    bassists get chicks

    bass players don't
  11. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    +1 Lets all stop referring to guitar players as guitarists and drum players as drummers and song stylists as singers.
  12. TexasTodd


    Jan 10, 2013
  13. MeLikeBass

    MeLikeBass Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    From Merriam-Webster

    bass·ist noun \ˈbā-sist\

    Definition of BASSIST

    : a person who plays an acoustic or electric bass
  14. Itzayana


    Aug 15, 2012
    Oakland Ca
    That's right. From now on everyone is a song player no matter what you use to play the song.
    I am starting a new band and can't decide if I want to have 4 or 5 song players.
  15. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    "Bassist" and "bass player" mean the same thing. I usually say that I play bass or that I'm a bass player but on my website and Facebook page I use the term "bassist".

    However, I have always felt that a "bass player" is someone who plays bass and a "bassist" is someone who truly understands the instrument.
  16. phmike


    Oct 25, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    Then we can do without this bassist sub-forum - :crying:
  17. kai_ski


    Apr 14, 2007
    SLC, UT
    I'm a pbassist. However, sometimes I can be a jbass player.
  18. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    IMO bassist sounds more professional than bass player. But I have "bassist" in my user name so of course I'm gonna say that!:D
  19. duff beer

    duff beer

    Dec 2, 2007
    Don't forget to use "bass guitarist" when you're searching... :D
  20. steelbed45

    steelbed45 TRemington Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    Nolanville, TX
    The real question is how many other instruments end in "player"?
    In college, I was a tubist. Now, I'm a bassist.
    The term "Bass Player" just conjures the image of the caveman playing an Epiphone T'Bird slung down past his knees. Hey, if that's you, go for it! :bassist:
  21. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Reminds me of a quote by John(ny) Kruk. "We're not athletes, we're baseball players."

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