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Any bass equivalent to Stairway or Smoke on the Water?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Hamlet7768, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    By this I mean, anything you absolutely DO NOT WANT to hear from somebody trying out or noodling on a bass. I'm just curious.
  2. parsons


    Feb 22, 2008
    Anything by Tool.

    /end thread.
  3. Higher Ground
  4. Jerry Was A Racecar Driver
    My Name Is Mudd
  5. throughthefire


    Oct 1, 2010
    Another One Bites the Dust
    Under Pressure
  6. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    Higher Ground
    Jungle Man (I'm guilty of this one, too)
  7. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    Ha! I play Forty-Six & 2 by Tool all the time. It's a quick and easy way for me to see if the top two strings of a bass have enough balls and bite for my needs. Plus I think it sounds cool :D
  8. It's a Long Way To The Top If Ya Wanna Rock And Roll by AC/DC.

    Now, if someone pulls off Teen Town while testing a bass, then I stop and applaud.
  9. sigmafloyd


    May 1, 2011
  10. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Any slapping done by a guitarist on a bass.
  11. bluewine

    bluewine Banned

    Sep 4, 2008
    I'm not a fan of noodling period.
  12. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    This isnt about noodling, I believe, but more about "when youre in a music store and people are trying out gear, what song do you NOT want to hear?" type thing. It would be considered noodling, I guess, unless the person plays the whole song.

    Personally, I dont care. If youre trying out gear then play whatever the hell you wanna play.

    That goes for guitarists and Stairway as well!
  13. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    WrathChild \m/
  14. Enter Sandman. Unless you REALLY need to know how that low E sounds.
  15. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    I play 'stairway' on bass.
  16. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    I dont really care about what anyone is playing at the store, so long as its not loud and obnoxious. That being said, I guess Higher Ground could be one.
  17. Seven Nation Army by White Stripes.
  18. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    Biggity biggity biggity repeat. I can't stand repetitive percussive bass when I am trying out gear.
  19. probably Billy Jean.
  20. Play that Funky music. Everytime i hear that, they are playing the guitar line instead of the bass line, and slapping it too!!!

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