Am I the only moron in here?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Valdronius, Sep 21, 2001.

  1. Valdronius


    Aug 18, 2000
    Ok, I don't how many other bassists out there have done this, but ever time I do, I feel like an idiot.

    Have you ever picked up an electric or acoustic guitar and started to slap and pop it?
    Maybe I do it because I don't own one myself, but when I pop one of those top strings and then look down to see my finger decapitiated and the tip lying on the floor, it hurts.

    (Okay, so I've never severed my finger, but it still hurts)
  2. XavierG

    XavierG In Memoriam

  3. I'd be the first person to admit that I'm a moron (in fact I'd be about the seventy-third person to admit it ;) ), but I can't say I've ever tried to slap an acoustic guitar.
  4. BigJH

    BigJH Guest

    Jan 20, 2001
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Yes, you are the only moron to try and slap an acoustic. We won't even get into the fact that you picked one up in front of other people! :D
  5. Hee hee, I've done that before, then I think, "oh yeah, this isn't a bass". The weird thing is, I don't usually slap when I play bass.
  6. JOhnk

    JOhnk Guest

    Mar 31, 2001
    burlington, vt
    i've done it once to see if it would work.. then a couple more times because i'm a moron.. hehe.
  7. Ely


    Jun 8, 2001
    Huntsville, AL
    I pop on my dads/friends electric guitars on the highest string (which one is that? screwy guitarists with their Not-tuned-in-4ths 2 high strings) to build callouses! It works great too.
  8. Reid

    Reid Guest

    Aug 25, 2000
    Oakville, Ontario
    I can pop and slap pretty decently on an accoustic actually.
  9. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Wooten´s brother do that and he´s not a moron :D
  10. melvin

    melvin Guest

    Apr 28, 2001
    I always do that when theres a little six string on my lap. :D

    If you pop the high E it sounds kinda cool.
  11. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    On accident, a few times. My friend got pissed when I absentmidedly started slappin on his Les Paul... Glad to hear I'm not alone on that one...
  12. Hmmm...
    Maybe I should try that. I doubt my friend would get pissed off, because I'm the one that got her the Les Paul. :D:p
  13. Freakapotamus9

    Freakapotamus9 Guest

    Jun 20, 2001

    my name is sam

    and i am also a moron
  14. merlin

    merlin Guest

    ..Hello SAM... We feel your pain now lets all come together to point and laugh at you!



  15. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    I tried to slap on my brother's acoustic(I was alone in a room at the time). Did not turn out well.
  16. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    ive done that when i pick up a guitar, nothing wrong with it imo.....seems every time i pick up a guitar my buds are like hey its a guitar not a
  17. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    I guess I´m a moron too, but I don´t really like the string spacing on acoustic guitars.
  18. XavierG

    XavierG In Memoriam


    How about an exclusive forum for moron's? There seems to be an abundance of self proclaimed ones here. ;)
  19. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Not many people may be aware but moron is an actual IQ Classification term for an IQ range of 50 to 75 (with 100 being "normal or average"). So are the terms imbecile and idiot. They are all scientific terms.

    The rest of the terms are here:

    140+"Very Superior" or "Genius" top 0.4%
    130-139 "Superior" 130+=2.5%
    120-130 "Gifted" 120+=8% population
    110-119 "High Average"
    90-110 "Average"=50% of population
    80-89 "Low Average"
    70-79 "Borderline" (Forest Gump)
    less than normal average range = "Special"
    50-75 "Moron" 25+ points below normal
    25-50 "Imbecile" 50+ points below normal
    below 25 "Idiot"
  20. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    David St. Hubbins voice on:
    "Theres such a fine line between genius and stupidity...."
    David St.Hubbins voice off.