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Apparently, the real reason I spend so much money on my gear is....

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by jbo, Mar 26, 2009.


  1. jbo

    jbo

    May 2, 2007
    Wichita, KS
    to give somebody a nice resting place in the sun :) :

    100_0881-1.

    100_0884-1.
     
  2. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    I've found out the hard way that the ports on the back of 4x10 cabs from Eden and SWR are the perfect size to allow a cat to "take up residence" inside !
     
  3. B.C.

    B.C. Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Indiana
    My loveable cat Ollie loves all my gear, but especially the cabs. O if the basses are out he will curl up to them as well.
     
  4. vegas532

    vegas532

    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    When my 2 cats were wee kittens, they used to use my Mesa 8x10 as a timeshare. :)
     
  5. thumpbass1

    thumpbass1

    Jul 4, 2004
    I've got three lovable rascals of the feline variety. So far none of have taken to sleeping on any of my amps, but I did have to train one of em' to stop using one of my tolex covered cabs as a scratching post when I had it out of it's storage tarp. I can only imagine how popular a carpet covered cab can be with cats.
     
  6. Haha, my cat does the same thing, usually when I'm playing.
     
  7. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    In the past cats have..
    used my carpet covered cabs as scratching post and destroyed them
    male cat sprayed my 2x15 mesa boogie on the lower speaker and ruined the paper cone and smells like ********
    Have cat hair permanently embedded into any carpet covered cab.

    yes, aren't they cute
    :rollno:

    :D
     
  8. KsPiNeSh

    KsPiNeSh

    Mar 28, 2008
    Kansas City
    When my at was a kitten she loved dig in and climb my old carpeted 410 cab... it was good fun.
     
  9. neurobassist

    neurobassist

    Mar 28, 2009
    Hay guys, I am new round here but have a little story for your.
    A friend of mine had a family of mice move in the port hole.
    He blasted them and, nothing. He rolled the amp about, still nothing.
    Then one day he was at a gig and two mice walked out to see what all the noise was about.
    As far as I know they still live in there.

    Maddnes I tell you!!
     
  10. Soverntear

    Soverntear

    Mar 17, 2008
    Toronto
    everytime i play my cat runs right over to the amp and lays down in front of the speaker...... then he tries to paw at it
     
  11. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Ellenwood,Ga.
    My 2 cats love to watch me change strings.:p
     
  12. Gopherbassist

    Gopherbassist

    Jan 19, 2008
    My cat sprayed my cab once, luckily he was already fixed, so it didn't smell like anything.
     
  13. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Istanbul
    Turn the volume to max.
    Cut the treble.
    Boost the bass.
    Plug in your bass.
    Open the amp.
    Kick the E string.

    :D

    There's a thread on basses and cats,cats really like basses.:)
     
  14. When I do this, my cat run away... tough it ain't my cat but my sisters cat, maybe that's why... :rolleyes:
     
  15. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Not bass related, but one of my roommates in college was a keyboard player and we'd often jam with people in our dorm. The unfortunate thing was that his cat had peed on his keyboard when he was in high school. The only lasting effect was that if he played the C above middle C, it wouldn't stop playing that note even after he took his finger off. He'd have to turn the keyboard off to make it stop.

    Ruined a number of jams to hear "eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee - Sorry guys, cat pee."
     
  16. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Istanbul
    Can the cat still hear?:p
     
  17. MadMan118

    MadMan118

    Jan 10, 2008
    Vallejo, CA
    Yes tube warmth has attracted a number of cats to my Mesa head.
     
  18. I have never had a problem with animals getting too cosy with my gear.

    Although, my friends cat liked to play with my old strings after I restrung my bass at his house.

    My dog gets really frightened though when I crank my new 4x10. They don't like loud noises
     
  19. step 1: turn on amp (not too loud!!)

    step 2: Hit a low B and let it ring.

    step 3: cat gone.
     
  20. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    Plants Poisonous to Cats


    Almond (Pits of)
    Aloe Vera
    Alocasia
    Amaryllis
    Apple (seeds)
    Apple Leaf Croton
    Apricot (Pits of)
    Arrowgrass
    Asparagus Fern
    Autumn Crocus
    Avacado (fuit and pit)
    Azalea

    Baby's Breath
    Baneberry
    Bayonet
    Beargrass
    Beech
    Belladonna
    Bird of Paradise
    Bittersweet
    Black-eyed Susan
    Black Locust
    Bleeding Heart
    Bloodroot
    Bluebonnet
    Box
    Boxwood
    Branching Ivy
    Buckeyes
    Buddist Pine
    Burning Bush
    Buttercup

    Cactus, Candelabra
    Caladium
    Calla Lily
    Castor Bean
    Ceriman
    Charming Dieffenbachia
    Cherry (pits, seeds & wilting leaves)
    Cherry, most wild varieties
    Cherry, ground
    Cherry, Laurel
    Chinaberry
    Chinese Evergreen
    Christmas Rose
    Chrysanthemum
    Cineria
    Clematis
    Cordatum
    Coriaria
    Cornflower
    Corn Plant
    Cornstalk Plant
    Croton
    Corydalis
    Crocus, Autumn
    Crown of Thorns
    Cuban Laurel
    Cutleaf Philodendron
    Cycads
    Cyclamen

    Daffodil
    Daphne
    Datura
    Deadly Nightshade
    Death Camas
    Devil's Ivy
    Delphinium
    Decentrea
    Dieffenbachia
    Dracaena Palm
    Dragon Tree
    Dumb Cane

    Easter Lily *
    Eggplant
    Elaine
    Elderberry
    Elephant Ear
    Emerald Feather
    English Ivy
    Eucalyptus
    Euonymus
    Evergreen

    Ferns
    Fiddle-leaf fig
    Florida Beauty
    Flax
    Four O'Clock
    Foxglove
    Fruit Salad Plant

    Geranium
    German Ivy
    Giant Dumb Cane
    Glacier IvyGolden Chain
    Gold Dieffenbachia
    Gold Dust Dracaena
    Golden Glow
    Golden Pothos
    Gopher Purge

    Hahn's Self-Branching Ivy
    Heartland Philodendron
    Hellebore
    Hemlock, Poison
    Hemlock, Water
    Henbane
    Holly
    Honeysuckle
    Horsebeans
    Horsebrush
    Horse Chestnuts
    Hurricane Plant
    Hyacinth
    Hydrangea

    Indian Rubber Plant
    Indian Tobacco
    Iris
    Iris Ivy

    Jack in the Pulpit
    Janet Craig Dracaena
    Japanese Show Lily *
    Java Beans
    Jessamine
    Jerusalem Cherry
    Jimson Weed
    Jonquil
    Jungle Trumpets

    Kalanchoe

    Lacy Tree Philodendron
    Lantana
    Larkspur
    Laurel
    Lily
    Lily Spider
    Lily of the Valley
    Locoweed
    Lupine

    Madagascar Dragon Tree
    Marble Queen
    Marigold
    Marijuana
    Mescal Bean
    Mexican Breadfruit
    Miniature Croton
    Mistletoe
    Mock Orange
    Monkshood
    Moonseed
    Morning Glory
    Mother-in Law's Tongue
    Morning Glory
    Mountain Laurel
    Mushrooms
    Narcissus
    Needlepoint Ivy
    Nephytis
    Nightshade

    Oleander
    Onion
    Oriental Lily *

    Peace Lily
    Peach (pits and wilting leaves)
    Pencil Cactus
    Peony
    Periwinkle
    Philodendron
    Pimpernel
    Plumosa Fern
    Poinciana
    Poinsettia (low toxicity)
    Poison Hemlock
    Poison Ivy
    Poison Oak
    Pokeweed
    Poppy
    Potato
    Pothos
    Precatory Bean
    Primrose
    Privet, Common

    Red Emerald
    Red Princess
    Red-Margined Dracaena
    Rhododendron
    Rhubarb
    Ribbon Plant
    Rosemary Pea
    Rubber Plant

    Saddle Leaf Philodendron
    Sago Palm
    Satin Pothos
    Schefflera
    Scotch Broom
    Silver Pothos
    Skunk Cabbage
    Snowdrops
    Snow on the Mountain
    Spotted Dumb Cane
    Staggerweed
    Star of Bethlehem
    String of Pearls
    Striped Dracaena
    Sweetheart Ivy
    Sweetpea
    Swiss Cheese plant

    Tansy Mustard
    Taro Vine
    Tiger Lily *
    Tobacco
    Tomato Plant (green fruit, stem and leaves)
    Tree Philodendron
    Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia
    Tulip
    Tung Tree

    Virginia Creeper

    Water Hemlock
    Weeping Fig
    Wild Call
    Wisteria

    Yews --
    e.g. Japanese Yew
    English Yew
    Western Yew
    American Yew



    just sayin
    :D
     

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