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A Defection

Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by godoze, Aug 8, 2005.


  1. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    One of our Philadelphia bassists recently gave up.... and switched to guitar. He yearned for more spotlight...
     
  2. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    Jan 12, 2004
    Oakland
    A TBDBer? Ken Smith sold off his business and his Gilkes to become a guitar player? I don't believe it! ;)
     
  3. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    ...and fewer gigs.
     
  4. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002

    true. the thing is. i've shared the stage with this guy playing guitar and it was nothing to write home about... that will just make it harder for him...
     
  5. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    Jan 12, 2004
    Oakland
    OTOH, his guitar playing will probably improve as a result of no longer dividing his practice time between multiple instruments.
     
  6. I'll tell him you said that, Z.
     
  7. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Yeah, but would your mom appreciate opening a letter all about his bass skills?
     
  8. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    Paul, several people tried talking to him. He asked for honest opinions. Ever have someone ask for your opinion and then get mad when he didn't like what you said ?
     
  9. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    Ummm . . . you're not married, huh? :bag:
     
  10. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    you're kidding right ??? I don't wanna sleep on the sofa...
     
  11. Damon Rondeau

    Damon Rondeau Journeyman Clam Artist Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2002
    Winnipeg, baby
    I think he might be interested in you, DeeZee...
     
  12. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    I just tell my wife "please don't ask me"
     
  13. KSB - Ken Smith

    KSB - Ken Smith Banned Commercial User

    Mar 1, 2002
    Perkasie, PA USA
    Owner: Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
    I still have, own and run my Business. The Gilkes though is for sale.. I have 8 Basses now so something has to go.. I only need 3 or 4 Basses at most..lol

    DZ, who are we talking about? By not telling, my name has been dragged into this......
     
  14. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    Ken, i think that was a joke...
     
  15. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    Jan 12, 2004
    Oakland
    Ken, this was absolutely just a joke. That's why I used the wink. I guess I should have added "JK" as well. I picked you because I figured with your long running business as a bass luthier, it would be obvious. I mentioned the Gilkes because you bring it up enough in your posts that I know you must love the sound.


    For the record, "I was just kidding about Ken becoming a guitar player."
     
  16. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    You know, there's worse things than being a guitar player. Hell, I've been know to pick up the ol' six string occasionally my own self.
     
  17. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    Jan 12, 2004
    Oakland
    Blasphemer!!! :D
     
  18. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    Yeah... trombone. ;)
    or worse yet... Accordion. :bawl:
     
  19. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    Jan 12, 2004
    Oakland
    Tru dat