Bass Beating

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by kirbywrx, Apr 5, 2002.


  1. Yes, as long as I got another one.

    56 vote(s)
    11.7%
  2. Yes, as long as I got the money that the bass is worth back in my pocket.

    43 vote(s)
    9.0%
  3. Yes, I'd do it even if i didnt get another one or any money.

    12 vote(s)
    2.5%
  4. No, I dont see the point

    343 vote(s)
    71.8%
  5. Other..Please Specify

    24 vote(s)
    5.0%
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  1. lol

    The reason I like to break things, is becuase, it's fun. "They're all revved up 'n' ready to go!" - Joey Ramone..

    Just watching The Who blow it up, makes me wanna do. I don't do it to look cool or get a reputation, but cuz I enjoy it. I don't know really how I can explain it except that I get hyped.

    ...And that's what happens:D
     
  2. Czugi

    Czugi

    Feb 2, 2002
    wouldnt smuch it even if u paid me
     
  3. s7on3d

    s7on3d

    Jun 26, 2002
    Ra'anana, Israel
    If I had the means ($$$) to break a bass on stage, and I was in the mood to do it (the right atmosphere), then i'd think of all the kids who would DIE to have a midrange (or better) bass, and just donate it to some music school after the concert. It just seems like a much better way to use my status as a musician; as kid's dream rather than an agressive unevolved beast

    just my 2 cents
     
  4. reachjkh

    reachjkh

    Nov 21, 2002
    Lee's Summit, MO
    SMASH the Rogue NOW!!!!!
    ...and burn it...and scatter the ashes in your back yard or something.

    If you give a Rogue bass to to a kid, he'll play bass for a day...if you teach a kid to make a bass then...never mind.
     
  5. reachjkh

    reachjkh

    Nov 21, 2002
    Lee's Summit, MO
    why yes.....I am the thread killer. Why do you ask?
     
  6. I think of how hard I had to work to get my 1st bass and it just pisses me off when I see someone destroy an instrument, no matter how bad it may be. jmho
     
  7. WORD.
     
  8. Razor

    Razor

    Sep 22, 2002
    Dallas
    Yeah.......what he said. Exactly.
     
  9. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    There's a beautiful commercial running on Swedish TV at the moment:

    A kid comes into a music store. He points to a guitar and asks the attendant if he can try it out. Sure, he says. The kid picks the guitar up and promptly destroys it by swinging it into the floor several times, then falls down on his kness, hands in the air with V-signs.

    I don't even remember what the commercial is for, I laughed so hard from the idea that this is what music is all about. :)
     
  10. Psshaw. All you who say you "don't get it" are stool-sitting, stick up your rectum, boring as a sack of sand jazz or cover band players who couldn't entertain their way out of a paper bag.

    Hell, I've smashed 5 basses in the last 2 years and I'll probably smash more in the coming years. It's a temper thing for me, especially since 2 of them were smashed at practice.

    Personality conflict + loud & fast music + technical difficulties = smashed basses.

    I've smashed 2 mexican Jazzes, a Guild Pilot (which I miss dearly) a Gibson Ripper and an American Pbass. I only have 2 basses currently, a lovely American p and a Jetglo Rick. I'm hoping to hang on to both of them in one piece for awhile....(new band, no *******, much more relaxed me.)

    And yeah, it is fun. And it sounds cool too. It's definetly cathartic. I don't have a tool worship fetish...they are inanimate and replaceable.....Musical hammers.
    Better the bass gets the smashing than my guitarist. Plus the crowd does love it live.
     
  11. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Good first post Commander. 5 smashed basses. WOW! We're all suitably impressed, I'm sure. Uh, what species of troll are you, by the way?

    And that concludes the voting of the Swedish jury.

    :)
     
  12. Ah, my first reply from a stool sitting, stick up the rectum jazz or cover band player that can't entertain his way out of a paper bag.

    I'm not a troll, I'm a genuine honest-to-goodness bassist, and I was replying to the thread.

    And I'm certainly not trying to impress you, or any other Eurotrash socialists. Go back to your stool and pull your bass back up under your chin.
     
  13. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Originally posted by Commander Adama
    Ah, my first reply from a stool sitting, stick up the rectum jazz or cover band player that can't entertain his way out of a paper bag.

    I'm not a troll, I'm a genuine honest-to-goodness bassist, and I was replying to the thread.

    And I'm certainly not trying to impress you, or any other Eurotrash socialists. Go back to your stool and pull your bass back up under your chin.


    Hehe. And a Merry Christmas to you too!

    Sorry, can't go back to my stool as you suggested. Don't use one, doesn't work too well with the stick.

    If you're going to annoy people at least use insults that makes sense. ;)
     
  14. That's funny, I thought you were the one that was doing the annoying.

    Meatball.
     
  15. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    You start your first post on TalkBass by insulting jazz and cover band players (a big portion of users here) and expect applause?

    Commander, if you want your style of performing music and entertaining to be respected, some tolerance and respect in the other direction helps. But no need to respond, I could be equally intolerant and just assume from your bass bashing, low-slung, aggression-driven performing (your description, not mine) that your reply will be "I couldn't care less what anyone else thinks".

    I prefer "to each his own" though, no need to bad-mouth other's choices. There's a place where your music and style is right, and others where it isn't.

    I'd like to apologize for the troll insinuation though, that was uncalled for, your post just rubbed me the wrong way. Sorry about that.
     
  16. You sure are concerned with the first post thing aren't you? Lighten up on the lutefisk portions.

    I didn't expect any applause, meatball. I was speaking MY mind, as I saw fit. sorry I didn't consult you first. :p

    And you and others already had made fun of "my style".
    Go back and read the thread. Your posts too. I guess it depends on who's ox is being gored.... So it's ok to make fun of real players, in real bands that actually play original music that scads of other people want to see, (non-players even! Wow!) and are agressive and entertaining and sell records and such.....but it's not ok to make fun of people who play other peoples music "professionally" :rolleyes: or play an entertainment-free masturbatory style that is ignored by everyone but those few infected with terminal bad taste and have a well deserved reputation for being total snobs?

    And you are right, I couldn't care less what jazz and cover band players think. Nobody goes to see them play anyhow.:D
     
  17. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I think it was very obvious my earlier post was a joke, whereas yours wasn't. Anyway, this is getting us nowhere, you obviously think any music style apart from what you like sucks, and that people who believe otherwise are idiots. Hardly grounds for an intelligent discussion. I'll just go back to my fish then. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Sorry, you broke a Ripper?! *strangles* there's hardly any around as it is!!! grrr!!! :D :mad:

    And as far calling me Eurotrash, I hope you go push your rig over and it falls on you.

    Good day. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Not you Microbass. The Scots are a proud and suitably dangerous people that don't like to be told what to do. They don't belong in Europe. (But do something about those Londoner types you share your island with, will you?:)

    Rippers aren't as uncommon here. (That one was given to me. I see them in pawn shops all the time) It was too heavy and weirdly balanced anyhow.

    It was the easiest one to break out of all of them, strangely enough. The Jazzes were second, the pbass was a toughie and the Pilot was a serious effort. I almost ran out of steam trying to get that one to splinter.......
     
  20. reachjkh

    reachjkh

    Nov 21, 2002
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Have you ever thought of renting a wood chipper?

    Already got done in a video in the '80s. Near the end of their mass popularity, Quiet Riot did a video where they're throwing pointy headstock Jacksons into a wood chipper. Charvel/Jackson was the only guitar or bass you ever saw on MTV in those days. Made me cry at the time. Makes me laugh now since I can't stand cheap instruments anymore, and that's all they were shredding. Just factory junk with a paint job on it to look cool for the video. Those instruments would have gone in the dumpster anyway. I think ol' "release the fury" Yngwie was smashing all the factory junk for Fender for a while. Before you get too upset about some kid needing a bass, consider how many instruments never leave a factory due to a router slip or paint booth screw-up. They'd be stupid to give 'em away. Quality control. I'd never smash a good instrument, but if it's an endorsement, or just a really bad instrument...good riddence to bad fret jobs.

    In fact I'm gonna smash a bass next time I play live...I wonder if the pastor will mind?:D
     
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