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Bass Geek!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, Dec 7, 2000.

  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    My girlfriend (who I live with) just saw me writing my last post, laughed at me, and called me a "Bass Geek".

    I am a bass geek dammit! And I hold my head high! I take my bass to the toilet instead of a magazine, I surf the internet for bass sites instead of porn sites (lately), I buy basses and obsess on the next one I'll have, I have a bass and an amp in every room of my house, I know the differences between Sterlings and a Stingrays, a P-bass and a P-bass special, Streamers and a Corvettes - and I am proud.

    Does anyone else share my pride? Are you a proud bass geek too?

  2. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    And I thought I was the only one... :)
  3. Geek-a-rama.The story of my life.Welcome to the brotherhood.
  4. brewer9


    Jul 5, 2000
    Well, I guess its OK as long as you arent responding to bass sites the same as porn sites.
  5. Deynn

    Deynn Moderator Emeritus

    Aug 9, 2000
    Count me in....Bass Geeks Anonymus....:D
  6. JWC

    JWC Banned

    Oct 4, 2000
    I take my bass to the commode as well. There is a picture on mulletsgalore.com of a mullet sitting on the toliet with a bass in his hands, obviously yelling at whoever took the photo to shut the door. That isn't me by the way, I don't sport a mullet.
    As for bass sites, sorry I am far more into pornography. I like to spank it at the PC.
  7. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Yeah, I practice fingerings on an imaginary bass when I'm at a stoplight or in a doctor's waiting room, (better than playing with myself), I change the TV channel to "Spin City" just to hear the gutsy bass intro, (don't watch the program because I then pickup the latest bass gear catalog that came in the mail that day), read old Bass Players while on the crapper, turn on the CBS talk show after Letterman on non-gig nights to hear the intro. to "Play That Funky Music White Boy." Monday night someone asked me why I was watching figure skating on the Arts channel because they know I hate figure skating...my reason was they were playing Debussy's "Clair De Lune" and I love what the pianist's left hand does on that piece, and I research instrument cable sites because I find them interesting.

    Yep, I've got it bad and that's good. A shrink might prescribe a drug for this, but I've already got one.

    [Edited by rickbass1 on 12-07-2000 at 04:42 PM]
  8. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    I´m a bass geek and I´m proud of it..I don´t take my bass to the toilet, but thats only because I wouldn´t do that to my baby..I practice fingering and try to figure out basslines without my bass all the time...
  9. furtim


    Dec 12, 1999
    Boston, MA, USA
    Well... sometimes, when JT posts his "family" pics... :eek:
  10. lump


    Jan 17, 2000
    St. Neots, UK
    I've played bass clef for 22 years. You do the math.
  11. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    My life consists of Friends, Bass, & managing. I don't take my bass to the crapper. I do plan on taking my Ashbory [as soon as it arrives] out of its case & playing it on long carrides [i don't drive yet] so i might get one of those things you plug directly into your bass then head phones off of the unit thing [my own headphones though not the stock ones]. I've been using this program for my PC that allows one to write up to a 2 page approx. 21 measure song i always write the bass line first. Bass = Fun, Bass = Life, this = end.
  12. the bass part i had to work at but the geek part just happened
  13. same here! :D hehehehe.. my mom saw me walking out with my bass once and was like.. "um.. what were you doing?" :D

  14. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Ahhh...togetherness :rolleyes:

    When I see stuff like this, I think of changin'
    my handle to "jaded". But then I might be mistaken
    for Tina Yothers :p .

    Hopefully it ain't one of those, "You pay more
    attention to your bass than me :( " situations.

    Check this out for a larf :D

    [Edited by notduane on 12-12-2000 at 10:00 PM]
  15. VictorLeMonteWooten


    Dec 6, 2000
    I'm to lazy to go to the toilet, i just take a dump out the window when the neighbor isn't looking.

    ...I wish.

    I just make sacrifices for bass playing, such as i do a half-assed job on homework.
    Even right now i'm playing bass. I can listen to music, play bass, be on the computer, do homework, and watch TV at the same time. My teachers don't care. I listen to a walkman during class with a hood on : ). At my school they throw a fit and confiscate a cd player, but i just brought headphones and acted like i was listening. They tried to confiscate my "cd player", then i showed the unplugged end. I now use a real cd player hehe.
  16. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000

    Me and a buddy pulled a similar stunt back in high school.
    We actually had a dedicated smokin' area for the kids.
    However, there WAS a concern amongst the "management" that
    folks were smokin' somethin' other than Carolina's finest.
    There was this little 5-foot-nothin' "administrator" (lawyer)
    with a Napolean complex who prowled the area with his
    honker in the air sniffin' for burnin' leaves. With little
    granny specs and a VanDyke, he reminded us all of some
    senior member of the SS. We took a Marley and tore off the
    filter, rolling down both ends so it looked...suspicious.
    We fired it up and passed it back and forth in a very
    furtive manner. Der Fuhrer came over, stamped it out,
    broke it open, and took a deep sniff. "You think you're
    pretty smart, don't you?". We remained silent. The
    instant he turned his back my buddy clicked his heels and
    gave `im a hearty "Zieg Heil!".
  17. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    What all people do... bassturbating? :D
  18. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    I tried taking my bass to the toilet, but my toilet's right up against the wall so I can't play it very comfortably... still, going to the toilet never seems to be very comfortable for me these days!

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