As useless as.........

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by LowEndRider, Mar 31, 2002.

  1. LowEndRider

    LowEndRider Guest

    Mar 4, 2002
    How about a thread pointing out p***ing in the wind activities such as .....

    - Trying to slap a Rickenbacker (please no flames - I'm an owner)

    - Trying to make a living on 1/4 of the bar take

    - Impressing potential girlfirends by saying you're a bass player

    - Getting a loan using the occupation "musician"

    etc etc get the idea!;)
  2. Making suggestions to the guitar player on how a part of a song should be played.

    Making suggestions to the guitar player about the tone or volume settings on his amp.

    Making suggestions to the guitar player about the set list.

    (Sensing a theme here?):D
  3. Trying to give bass lessons to, and explain the concept of music to Fieldy :rolleyes:

    Trying to learn Donna Lee after 20 months of playing. :(
  4. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Trying to tell the drummer he cant keep time.
  5. bassist286


    Nov 22, 2001
    rhode island
    trying to explain to some one that your six string is not a guitar
  6. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Trying to make the singer sing a certain part differently.....
  7. JP Bassman

    JP Bassman

    Jun 18, 2001
    Trying to convince your singer hard rock doesnt mean death metal....
  8. Trying to convince the music industry to release/offer quality music by REAL, good musicians instead of cutie-pie nonsense blah.
  9. trying to convince people that every slap lick is not
    either seinfeld or red hot chili peppers :rolleyes:
  10. Chip


    May 2, 2000
    thats what im doing :)
    except i've been playing about 30 months (what ever 2 1/2 years is )
  11. Chip


    May 2, 2000
    oh and to add a little to the thread...

    trying to get your drummer to shut up when your talking
  12. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    ...ballet cleats.

    ...a chicken-wire canoe.

    ...two boys f-ing.

    ...teats on a boar.
  13. trying to explain your guitarist how not every song starts off with a riff...and to play more than 1-4-5
  14. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    - Trying not to slap your non-musician friends who say "Bass, guitar, what's the diff?"

    - Trying to take corruption out of the music industry.

    - Finding a starter bass that doesn't have a very stupid company name (eg, Barracuda, Hondo, Shark, etc.)

    - [Addendum to DanNowhere's list] Making ANY suggestions to a guitar player.

    - Getting a job with a physics degree that has nothing to do with french fries. ;)
  15. trying to tell a group of bassists to stop whining :D
  16. Chip


    May 2, 2000
    telling an idiot pianist, wannabe guitarist that just because a bass has less strings doesnt mean its easier

    ok getting a littler personal there :)
  17. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    ...trying to communicate with either of two guitar players while they are flip-dicking around between songs.
  18. Now... I suck ASS at slapping, but I can do it just as well on my Rick as I can on any other bass... maybe that just says how bad I suck??

  19. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    Convincing a drummer that a quiet part in a song does not mean "Drum Solo Time!"
  20. 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
    Trying to convince a drunk that you don't do "Free Bird."