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Bassist or Bassman

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by dar512, Apr 1, 2005.


  1. dar512

    dar512

    Mar 25, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    What do you call one who plays bass? Is there a difference? Regional? DB vs. EB?
     
  2. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    I use the monikers 'me' or, in the case that I actually refer to another of bass-persuasion, 'what's his name'.
     
  3. a. meyer

    a. meyer

    Dec 10, 2004
    portland, oregon
    I guess I should call my bass playing friend Laura a "lady bassman".
     
  4. Chrix

    Chrix

    Apr 9, 2004
    Brooklyn
    Basserphonist
     
  5. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    "Bassman" is an amp, no?

    All the drummists I know refer to me as a basser.
     
  6. Bassplucker
     
  7. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    For some reason, this thread keeps reminding me of the "Seinfeld" episode where Kramer gets the license plates that read "ASSMAN". :meh:
     
  8. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    AL/GA
    I'm a man, with or without the bass. I cringe when somebody says "the bass man"...."bass player" works just fine for me.
     
  9. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    Yeah, that makes me cringe too. Usually a chick singer, sorry to say. Even worse is when they say my bass player.

    All of my legal documents have always listed my occupation as "bassist". I do try to act like a man, but hey, I'm a jazz musician, so I'll never really grow up.

    How about "bassboy"?