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Bass Player Intelligence

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Kmonk, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    Earlier today, someone whom I had just met said "I heard people who play bass do so because they are not intelligent enough to handle 6 strings." I pulled out my Mensa Membership Card and ended the conversation without saying a word.

    It pissed me off but made me laugh at the same time.
  2. Makin' friends with your Mensa card. lullzy.
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  3. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I'm not sure either of you come out a winner in that conversation.
    gebass6, dmt, RedJag and 63 others like this.
  4. Drgonzonm


    Sep 4, 2017
    American SW
    So tell me does the Mensa Card make a good pick? :whistle:. MC does not.
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  5. Good response!

    If you had a 6 string bass you could have produced that too.
  6. Rev J

    Rev J

    Jun 14, 2012
    Berkeley, Ca.
    I have a 138 IQ and a 6 string bass. Go figure.

    Rev J
  7. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    Its not the number of strings but the range of the instrument.

    I can throw a guitar way further than a base.
  8. seamus bass

    seamus bass

    Oct 23, 2007
    my house
    I'll take my Ignorance as true bliss.
  9. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    My career in electronic engineering begs to differ.

    I wonder how a Mensa card would work as neck shim material? ;) That's what I do with all those "join AARP" cards I've been getting for the last few years.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2018
  10. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    Bass player pickup line #48: Excuse me, Miss, I seem to have misplaced my Mensa card.
  11. FingerDub


    Jan 8, 2016
    How were you able to qualify?
  12. I thought that was # 47. What one did I miss? :smug:
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  13. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Sometimes I cry because I'm just a bass player.
    Then I cheer up myself thinking it could be worse, I could be a Mensa member.
    dmt, BK bassist, smeet and 28 others like this.
  14. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Someone sounds insecure...
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  15. seamus bass

    seamus bass

    Oct 23, 2007
    my house
    do we need to start a mensa club thread now?
  16. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    I'd be really surprised if it didn't yet exist.
  17. DavC

    DavC Supporting Member

    May 17, 2005
    Tallmadge , Ohio
    i'd have taken out my almost Full Subway card ..!
  18. Low84

    Low84 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014

    Of course, Mensa members don't "talk" .. they just sign on and "be."

  19. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    It would be really nice if there was some way to find that out by, I don't know, maybe typing the word Mensa into some sort of thing-a-ma-bob that would look it up. ;)
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  20. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    I came up with 2 brilliant, smart butt answers that could earn me cool points but couldn't decide which was the best.
    I shall post both before you and let you pick one :

    1- "Stop insulting my intelligence or else I pull my Mensa card on you."

    2-"Thanks bro I figured so much but didn't care enough to give it a try."

    Clever, am I not?

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