Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Squice, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. Squice

    Squice Guest

    Jul 4, 2001
    Reykjavík, Iceland
    Just wondering if i were the only one that hates when the word Bassguitar is used. I think that it just should be Bass, just hate when someone is mixing it with the girly instrument guitar is :)
  2. fastplant


    Sep 26, 2002
    Are you saying your bass isn't a guitar?
  3. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Maybe he plays double bass :p
  4. Squice

    Squice Guest

    Jul 4, 2001
    Reykjavík, Iceland
    Just have a special dislike with the word Bassguitar.. my head turns green every time i hear it... :)
  5. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I actually like the word, it is totally logical, and I don't know, I have a thing for little sub-catogories and stuff :p
  6. i too, dont like the word bass-guitar, but hey, it beats the confused look when people think you go fishing! :mad:

  7. maybe it isnt bass as in the guitar form, but bass as in the fish form :D
  8. mycranium

    mycranium Guest

    May 6, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Well, it's easier to say "I play bass guitar" than saying "I play bass", then being asked "Oh, upright bass?" then you have to say "No, bass guitar."

    Maybe I should just say "I play horizontal bass" but that would require even more explanation.

  9. fastplant


    Sep 26, 2002
    Even worse is "I play bass"

    Then being asked "What's that?"
  10. There was a thread about this before.


    Nov 29, 2002
    Arvada, Colorado
    Yea right, Ive only met like 3 kids in my life who actually knew what an upright bass was and a good half of kids in my school (and every other school I went to)didnt even know what a bass guitar was. Kids are getting dumber and dumber by the generation...
  12. AMEN
  13. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I have always used the phrase "I play bass".
    The bass players know what I mean.
  14. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    To distinguish from Bass Clarinet, Bass Trombone etc etc.
  15. da_witch

    da_witch Guest

    Jul 26, 2002
    Den Haag, Holland
    Forgive me, but this is so useless. The thing is a bassguitar, get over it. IF you choose not to use the word, than go for it.

    And the girly instrument guitar...give me a break.

  16. moley

    moley Guest

    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Oh for Chrissakes don't start this again. Look, the bass guitar is a kind of guitar. It is a member of the guitar family.

    Deal with it!!
  17. i just say i play bass, and stereotypically they know i mean electric bass guitar.
  18. Murf


    Mar 28, 2001
    What annoys the hell out of me is when bass guitar is spelt BASE believe it or not I've seen articles in newspapers and wanted ads talking about "base" guitars :rolleyes:

    (what the hell is a base guitar anyway?? makes me think of a guitar that has no morals, ethics etc....I blame the parents;) :D
  19. moley

    moley Guest

    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Yeah I find you get that a lot with the Freeads paper for example. There's always some pretty grevious spelling errors. One that never fails to amaze me is "Beetles", and the sheer number of times it is misspelled that way. I assume it's because people phone their ads in, and the morons they employ as phone operators, apparently don't realise it's spelled with an A.

    But the number of times I've seen ads for "Beetles LPs" is suprising.

    Base guitar, as you say, is another common one.
  20. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    i allways use the names double bass, and electric bass. people know what i'm talking about, but i dont need to call the electric bass a guitar.