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bassist confessional.

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by jonathan_matos5, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. Phantopeth


    Jan 10, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    Back when I was playing bass in a band, I was a bit overweight. Now I've shed the extra 15 pounds and I'm drummer, hah

    Also, I can bit a bit of an introvert, so standing back and grooving in the rhythm section goes well with my personality, I suppose.
  2. I don't have a goatee
    I'm pretty light (6' and 140lb)
    I get in stupid arguments
    I stand out
    I don't wear hats

    But, I do have far more gear than I need
  3. That's a great start. Just keep on and you'll be just like us. :cool:
  4. Awwwwwwwww poor drummers! What did they do to deserve that? Drummers rule!
  5. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Inactive

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    Actually I think moreof the stereotypes are of the type of people that are on forums, not bassplayers. Well except the goatee and maybe the heavy side.
  6. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
    I can count to "4"
  7. I play with my toungue sticking out constantly. I'm also a total gear/tone snob, but my band-mates and I are all audio engineers. I'm constantly picking out frequencys....
  8. Wasp


    Jun 26, 2007
    Sydney, Australia
    I hum the notes out when I'm trying to make up music.

    Is that just a bassist thing though?
  9. toytech


    Mar 22, 2004
    San Leandro
    billy goatee, check
    hat with fake dreads, check
    overweight, check.
    real day job, check.
  10. or 12... but it's actually 4 times 3...
  11. decipher_bass


    May 4, 2004
    A little Pudgy
    wear a hat
    Stand in the back
    Mediator/voice of reason/dont even get involved
  12. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess Spicy Big Dad Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
  13. AdlerAugen


    Aug 9, 2006


    I bore my lead guitar with discussions of music theory and the physics behind music, like the timbre of different instruments, overtones, fundamentals, acoustic vs electronic pianos (biiiiig difference there, especially as far as pedalling is concerned). Yea majorly guilting of talkin about music theory with people who don't understand...comes from ten years of classical piano training, soon to be more as I major in music starting this fall. I can't wait.
  14. mellobud


    May 17, 2007
    this is crazy...

    Infamous hat (preferably yellow)...yes
    wrenches/screwdrivers/strings for my guitarist (on occasion)/extra cables/extra strap/etc. etc......all in the van...yes
    Biggest guy in band (6'4 230lb)...yes
    Carry others gear...yes
  15. 4strinbass


    Nov 24, 2006
    i'm black
  16. QORC


    Aug 22, 2003
    Elberon, New Jersey
    Van...My stuff won't fit into my bimmer coupe so I have to drive the mommy-mobile to gigs
    Infamous hat (preferably yellow)...never
    Shy...not really
    Mediator...not really (actually I'm the evil-genius who tells the puppet dictator -- singer -- what to do behind the scenes)
    wrenches/screwdrivers/strings for my guitarist (on occasion)/extra cables/extra strap/etc. etc......no
    Biggest guy in band ...5'10" 175 lbs. I'm only larger than our female singer.
    Carry others gear...not a chance
  17. Wasp


    Jun 26, 2007
    Sydney, Australia
    Can you play awesome slap lines too? :D
  18. the_fonz


    Nov 27, 2006
    Kane, PA
    i scream acapella funk basslines in my sleep
    so i'm either a bassist, or in need of an exorcism
  19. tbone409


    Feb 17, 2007
    kenosha, wi

    i'm the biggest guy at 6 2" 145 vs. female lead singer who is at least 4 foot nothing:p
    goofy hat perferably a fodera, newsboy acceptable
    in the back... no because i'm in a 2 peice band there is no back, but i do sit off to the side and sing with no microphone (my singing skills are so bad when i'm playing bass :rollno: )
    i also cant slap amazing bass lines...
    buffing over music theory... all the time:D
    i'm also the cool headed one
  20. I'm loud but not arrogant. I dream of big rigs (of the amplification not variety, not cargo transportation) and basses, if I could grow a decent goatee I would have one, I know the most musical theary in my current band, I get angry when I can't be heard, I like to be felt as well as heard (f'nar f'nar), I don't care how simple it is I love a good bass solo, I show people pictures of marcus miller...
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