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bassist confessional.

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

  1. i guess im working on the goatee..... its been 17 years though....
  2. I'm tall and pretty thin (6' 5'', 185).

    I use the word "groovy" a ton.

    I'm the only person I know that when the song "Give it Away" comes on, I sing the bassline and not the lyrics.

    I'm really mellow and don't get too involved in others' arguments.
  3. Sneckumhaw


    Apr 26, 2006
    That's a typo only a bassist would make!
  4. Sneckumhaw


    Apr 26, 2006
    Yeah, no kidding. Most guitarists and keyboardists I know have far superior knowledge of theory to me and other bassists.
  5. prefer orange as my fav. colour?

  6. I'll listen to a song which I otherwise hate because it has a funky bass riff.
  7. What exactly is "bass face"? I might have a case of that.

    I don't know how to smile and play at the same time. :meh:

    Not fat.

    Can't grow a gote.


    Like to wear hats - but don't when I play because I'm in church.

    Know a little more about music theory than most of worship team members.

    Have a fair amount of gear: 11 basses, two combo amps, two speaker cabs, and a stratocastor.

    Always carry extra junk just in case - cords, batteries, etc.

    Laid back.

    I play whatever - give me a key and I'll play.

    Don't like being the center of attention.

    Don't move much when I play - occasional foot tap or head bob.

    I tell the acoustic guitar player what chords to play, but mess up sometimes because I give him root note of what I'm playing which isn't always the actual chord used in the song.
  8. SpankyPants

    SpankyPants That's Mr. SpankyPants to you.

    Aug 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    Tall, hat, glasses, theory, weird taste in music, tone snob, gear whore, bass face, I have to set up everyone else's gear, EQ, etc.

    Guess that's me.

    However, I've always been the lead singer (barring current band), and I've also played drums and guitar in other bands... so I guess I don't completely fit the stereotype.
  9. palmann


    Sep 3, 2006
    - I'm setting up the recording stuff and connect the PA at live shows.
    - Don't listen to fast speaking people. If it's important, they can repeat it slowly.
    - Forget about the songs changes when I'm looking for a cool bassline. I often get strange looks for that.

    Gruesse, Pablo
  10. i'm black, have an afro, know more music theory than the rest of my band, and i know how to set up everyone's gear.
  11. jackcregg

    jackcregg Guest

    Feb 25, 2007
    oh my god you are the exact same to me in every way.

    And your even left handed!

    Gettin' scarrrryyyyy
  12. PMC89


    May 1, 2006
    New Jersey
    count me in for the bass face, the solid groovin, and the stupid hats. its strange.... i own like 40 hats, including 15 beanies, a cowboy hat (hello robert deleo), baseball caps, artist caps, and more.

    oh, we bassists be stylin.

    not too mention constantly in 'need' of new gear.

    and we seem to know more about our selection of gear than ANY other musician. amen, amen.
  13. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger

    Feb 21, 2006
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    Let's see:

    • I'm 6' 1", the tallest guy in the band.
    • I'm about 220 lbs., so I'm also the heaviest. I'm probably about 15 lbs. overweight or so.
    • I have an odd sense of fashion... a blend of goth, punk, and professional styles.
    • I have a goatee (along with a mustache!).
    • According to my girlfriend: "You're not geeky enough to be a geek, not cool enough to be cool... that makes you a dork" :D
    • I'm the mediator for the group when there's problems or fights.
    • I have a better sense of time than everyone else I've worked with... so far.
    • I bang my head when playing sometimes.
    • I'm the band's "gear specialist"... I seem to know everything they don't about guitar and bass gear.
    • I can hold a solid grove without soloing every 5 seconds.
    • I'm the band's resident weirdo.
    Hmm... I think that's all I can think of for now. I'm definitely a bassist by nature! :D
  14. Unknowndude


    Apr 20, 2006
    Toronto, ON
    -Tall (6'3)
    -definitely the most rational thinker
    -knows the most about my own and everyone else's gear (at concerts I tend to point out the make and model of all the amps on stage regardless of who I'm with)
    - spends more time talking about his instrument than playing it (anyone else? more of a guitar thing)
    - able to jam tastefully (a lot of drummers and guitarists are inable to do this, almost all bassists can)
    - the glasses and longish hair
  15. rockwarnick


    Jul 29, 2006
    Rockville, MD
    +1 to both of these and practically the rest on this thread. 6'2, theory knowledge, beanies, laid back, leaast likely to be in a band arguement, terrible GAS, etc, etc.

    haha, im sorry. but i cant help but to think of the episode on south park where cartman starts a christian band and gets token to be the bass player simply because he's black. this also meaning his family owns a bass/rig and he automatically knows how to play bass. you have to see that episode.
  16. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger

    Feb 21, 2006
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    Token's pretty good at it, too, for never having played a bass. :D
  17. rockwarnick


    Jul 29, 2006
    Rockville, MD
    haha yea he is
  18. No goatee, no hats, and I'm the skinniest guy in the band...

    Notorious head bobber, user of the "bass face", and generally hang in the background.

    Run the PA, mix the recordings, and attempt to fix everyone elses broken electrical equipment - but I guess that is the price of being an electrical engineer.

  19. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Usually pickiest about tone in the band
    A bit overweight
    According to this thread, bassists have beards... guilty
    In a conversation, I'm more a listener and jump in when I've got something important to say.
    I play bass.
  20. Bo_H


    Jul 2, 2004
    Mostly, I'm guilty of the head bob, using "groove" related terms, and wearing the occasional beret/driving cap/baseball cap. Oh, and the goatee with bald head thing too.

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