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  1. ToneMonkey liked legalbass's post in the thread Isn't it amazing anyone plays in bands anymore?.

    What kind of a band are we talking about here? 3-4 middle-aged men playing the same classic rock songs everybody's heard thousands if...

    Sep 25, 2022 at 9:48 PM
  2. ToneMonkey liked GWGuitar's post in the thread Isn't it amazing anyone plays in bands anymore?.

    I just joined a new band. All of us are old guys who just enjoy playing. The singer/rhythm guitar is mid-40s or so, the bass player is...

    Sep 25, 2022 at 4:31 PM
  3. ToneMonkey liked Altitude's post in the thread Isn't it amazing anyone plays in bands anymore?.

    When I was a kid in Austin in the 80s, the elite cover band guys in that town were playing vertical around three nights each week and...

    Sep 25, 2022 at 2:35 PM
  4. ToneMonkey liked ebo's post in the thread Isn't it amazing anyone plays in bands anymore?.

    My experience has an arc to it. Back in the day (for me) I played mostly originals for the joy of creating and performing. I have been...

    Sep 25, 2022 at 2:34 PM
  5. ToneMonkey liked Artman's post in the thread Isn't it amazing anyone plays in bands anymore?.

    Thirty five years ago, there were a lot of gigs during which the band was nothing more than background music. In fact, I’d say it was...

    Sep 25, 2022 at 2:32 PM
  6. ToneMonkey liked friskinator's post in the thread Isn't it amazing anyone plays in bands anymore?.

    Same here. I've gotten to the point where I hate dealing with musicians, and I don't have the patience anymore to find talented,...

    Sep 25, 2022 at 1:02 PM
  7. ToneMonkey liked SLO Surfer's post in the thread Isn't it amazing anyone plays in bands anymore?.

    I simply don’t relate to anything you’ve said here. I don’t want a hot blonde to throw herself at me for playing bass. I have a hot...

    Sep 25, 2022 at 12:26 PM
  8. ToneMonkey liked Old Garage-Bander's post in the thread Isn't it amazing anyone plays in bands anymore?.

    That's exactly me, but with Golf. And the advantage is that good players can still enjoy a round of golf with me because the know they...

    Sep 25, 2022 at 12:25 PM
  9. ToneMonkey liked David_70's post in the thread Isn't it amazing anyone plays in bands anymore?.

    For me — all the hard work of lessons, practice and prep (I play bass and keys in two different bands) — means I “want” to play in front...

    Sep 25, 2022 at 11:44 AM
  10. ToneMonkey liked Oddly's post in the thread Isn't it amazing anyone plays in bands anymore?.

    Well, when you put it like that...:) I do think, unless you're a pro getting well-paid, 'banding' is very much a labour of bitter,...

    Sep 25, 2022 at 11:44 AM
  11. ToneMonkey replied to the thread Isn't it amazing anyone plays in bands anymore?.

    I’ve been trying to come up with an apt analogy that non-musicians might understand. Here goes… Tennis. I’m a seriously bad tennis...

    Sep 25, 2022 at 11:42 AM
  12. ToneMonkey liked ardgedee's post in the thread Funny CL post - Drummer and Bass looking.

    If I'm used to playing leads on stage I'm not sure if I'd apply for a gig with a rhythm section that told me I wasn't as important as them.

    Sep 24, 2022 at 4:25 PM
  13. ToneMonkey liked viribus's post in the thread Seller beware.

    Dimensional weight has been a real thing forever. If you ship a 3’ x 3’ x 3’ box of feathers that weighs 10 lbs you’re going to be...

    Sep 22, 2022 at 10:46 PM
  14. ToneMonkey moved from Central Oregon Coast to Eugene, OR.

    Sep 19, 2022
  15. ToneMonkey liked pbass2's post in the thread Anyone else play a bass that's known for its tonal versatility but they mostly use just one setting?.

    I play a Precision almost exclusively these days, and it's funny, as your post illustrates, despite what some folks think, in the right...

    Sep 19, 2022