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Bassist or Bassman

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

  1. 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


    Apr 9, 2004
  5. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    "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
    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
    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
    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"?