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

    SBassman Supporting Member

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    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....

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    So you play a fish?

    :D
  3. JoeWPgh

    JoeWPgh

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    They're bass fishing
  4. klaus486

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    When you search type in "bass*" This will get you bass + anything else. Bass bassist etc....
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  6. Yango

    Yango

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    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 Supporting Member

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    Know any decent drum players? I could use one for my new project.
  8. Mike in Chicago

    Mike in Chicago Supporting Member

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    Me too. I'm a bass player.
  9. ChrisB2

    ChrisB2 Bass... in your fass Supporting Member

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    What's the difference? :confused:
  10. kai_ski

    kai_ski Supporting Member

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    bassists get chicks

    bass players don't
  11. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    +1 Lets all stop referring to guitar players as guitarists and drum players as drummers and song stylists as singers.
  12. TexasTodd

    TexasTodd

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    I'm a basser
  13. MeLikeBass

    MeLikeBass Supporting Member

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    From Merriam-Webster

    bass·ist noun \ˈbā-sist\

    Definition of BASSIST

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

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    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

    Kmonk

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    "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

    phmike

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    Then we can do without this bassist sub-forum - :crying:
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f28/
  17. kai_ski

    kai_ski Supporting Member

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    I'm a pbassist. However, sometimes I can be a jbass player.
  18. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

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    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

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

    steelbed45 TRemington Supporting Member

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    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

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    Reminds me of a quote by John(ny) Kruk. "We're not athletes, we're baseball players."

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