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An observation

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by cafepurgatory, May 20, 2001.

  1. I just wanted to say that I'm new to Talk Bass (and to bassing) and I've been browsing through some of the threads here. As I was reading it struck me that I've never actually seen this kind of attitude toward other players. I came up as a very mediocre drummer playing in garage bands back home and around there good bassists are very hard to find. And they know it. So they all generally had very bad attitudes and treated beginners, or even experienced players looking for advice like garbage.

    The long and short of it is, I'm glad to see the helpful attitude around here and I respect it. It's a very welcome sight since I know I'll have a few hundred questions to ask on the road to getting where I want to be with the Bass.

    -Cafe Purgatory
  2. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Welcome cafe!

    I think the attitudes just reflect general society. There are jerks and there are really fine people here. And the jerks are the exceptions, fortunately. And if you keep focus on the positive majority, you'll like posting here.

    So ask away when a need arises....and if this thread gets moved to a more appropriate forum by a moderator, they're not being a jerk, just doing a good job.
  3. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    Glad to see you feel that way Cafe, and welcome!
  4. Welcome to TB Cafe, have fun. :)
  5. anon5458975


    Apr 5, 2001
    Right on Cafe!

    I haven't been here very long myself, didn't take much time at all to see this is a very special place.

    Welcome Aboard.
  6. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
  7. Welcome Cafe, and like the others have said, there are'nt too many jerks here, we have the means to make sure they dont stick around, but really, they almost never show up anyway. Ask as many questions as you want, that's what this place is for, however, you can save a lot of time by using the search button, as most topics have been around the block several times. For example, if you want to get people's opinions on say, a G&L L2500, just type that in on search, and you'll find page after page after page after...........
  8. lump


    Jan 17, 2000
    St. Neots, UK
    Welcome, Cafe. This is indeed a cool place (I'm only a jerk some of the time ;)).

    By the way, my inlaws used to live in Mililani town (my father-in-law ran the Navy Exchange at Pearl). Beautiful place.

    I wish I could find this mystical place where bassists aren't a dime a dozen. I think maybe they're following me...;)
  9. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Hey! I used to live in Makakilo. Want to guess where I worked, Lump? :D

    Oh, yeah, and my wife worked at Pearl City HS and then Wainae (I never spell that right)
  10. Hello Cafepurgatory and welcome to the board and to Talk Bass.

    This is definitely the place to come for plenty of sound advice. I've only been on since last Christmas and I've gotta say that I've enjoyed every minute.

    It's a shame bass players around you were treated so badly. Never mind. You' won't get that here: not from the vast majority, anyway.

    Best regards.

    Rockin John
  11. veronica


    Jun 4, 2001
    I have to say, I agree with cafe, you guys are awesome!!! I was just surfing the web and ran into this site. I was planning on spending 2 or 3 minutes on it like every other site but you roped me in. I have been at this site for about 2 hours now and feel like I have missed out not knowing about this site earlier. I recently have become extremely interested in the bass and you guys have fueled that fire. The thing that pulls me in is the attitude of this site more than what is said. You ROCK MY WORLD!
  12. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    Glad to see you feel that way as well, Veronica.

    God, this is a great thread - I think I'm gonna cry... ;)
  13. Wow, all the love, this is great

    group hug anyone? :D
  14. Chris A

    Chris A Chemo sucks! In Memoriam

    Feb 25, 2000
    Manchester NH
    Hands above the waist everyone!!

    Chris A.:rolleyes:
  15. If there's a need to remind everyone to keep the hands above the waist, I'd watch out Veronica. This place may be a little friendlier than I originally thought. ;)
  16. 6-stringjazz


    Jun 1, 2001
    Abq NM
    Cafe - Word.
  17. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    "I dance to the bass,
    I sing to the bass,
    I flirt with the bass,
    Sometimes I think the bass is playing itself!"

    - Sheila Jordan
    Jazz vocalist extraordinaire

  18. Bass-A-Nova

    Bass-A-Nova Guest

    Nov 2, 2000
    Man, I was having a downer morning until stumbling onto this thread....I'm all teary-eyed because I think I missed the group hug....oh well I'll go hug my P-Lyte...

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