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Are TalkBassers more interested in bass ownership than bass playing??

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by cowsgomoo, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. cowsgomoo

    cowsgomoo gone to Longstanton Spice Museum

    Feb 8, 2003
    every time I scan the numbers of people active in the different sections, the 'Basses' section is invariably the most populated, followed by 'Amps'...

    does this mean that, as a community, we're more interested in fetishing & discussing the various tools we use than what we do with them? :)
  2. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    unless we are sharing e-tracks, these forums are for discussions. Research, new ideas..learning about the new gear that's out there.

    I don't see why it's an issue at all...
  3. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    I'm not sure if you'd interested in how I play I-IV-V, over and over.
  4. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Well, if you want me to talk about my adventures in horrid fretless intonation, I guess I can start...
  5. Raven


    Nov 14, 2004
    Jacksonville, Fl
    Thats why there are seperate forums here for "Technique" , "Instruction" and "Gig Stories".
  6. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    It's where all the pretty pictures are. Seriously. Where else can you see pictures of instruments you'd never even heard of?

    If I don't have a lot of time, "Basses" is the place to go to browse quickly. If I drop into one of the other forums, I need to spend more time to understand what's being discussed or to craft a response to a subject that II have an opinion on or advice to add.


  7. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I know that i can say that before i came to TB i barely cared about what i was playing, now im all 'ohhhh need new bass''.
  8. Bassically, if I am in the market for a new bass or amp, that would be the only time I would look in those particular forums.
  9. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    I only hang around for Behringer threads.
  10. unregistered

    unregistered unregistered

    Jun 18, 2004
    yep, because buying stuff is more titillating than practicing. If someone went to the trouble of categorizing all the posts on TB, the evidence would certainly bear your theory out.
  11. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    I'm actually more interested in gigging than talking about it. Sure I like GASSING and seeing nice gear. But at the end of the day, walking up on stage and playing with good players lights my fire.
  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Wherever I am, it's solely for your entertainment.
  13. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Same for me ... especially with a bitchen-looking bass.
  14. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Personally I am working to actively reduce my playing time, so as to better focus on chatting about gear. It takes more discipline than a lot of people realize, and I resent the implication that it's somehow wrong or an unworthy pursuit.
  15. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I'm here for the Chicks :smug:

  16. All musicians are gear heads, be it sax players trumpet players or bassists, you put a bunch together itsthe first thing they start talking about.
  17. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Here ya' go.
  18. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    That's funny and disturbing all at the same time.
  19. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I am very proud of my basses. They might not be the end all, custom made, private label, but I have put a lot into them and like to share with others.
  20. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Wait until after that first bite...