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Best bass for toilet

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by D M C, Jul 11, 2016.


  1. D M C

    D M C Oh good god, this again? Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    North America, Earth
    On the threshold of a verge on the brink.
    My main business room is a small powder room on the first floor. It's only about 5' square, so there's not much room. The toilet is pretty close to the wall and, obviously, it'll be played sitting down. I guess I'm looking for a short scale. The surfaces are pretty hard in there and, despite the hand towels and Mrs. SitDMC's propensity to use fluffy seat covers, I don't want to sacrifice tone though.

    Any recommendations?

    And any tips on a good amp are appreciated.
     
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  2. Matt O

    Matt O

    Feb 19, 2013
    The Mitten
  3. Bodeanly

    Bodeanly Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2015
    Chicago
    You don't need an amp as long as one end of the bass is pressed firmly against the wall. Bathrooms have the best acoustics.
     
  4. Scatabrain

    Scatabrain Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2015
    Lowell, MA
    Debates about throne tone commence.
     
  5. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth

    Jan 2, 2015
    heart of darkness
    This one has a Music Man Bongo pickguard, but I think it'll do:

    regular_lancertoiletbasbeg.
     
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  6. HeebHammer70

    HeebHammer70

    May 29, 2011
    I would use whatever the bassist for Hellyeah uses
     
  7. I read that Looend basses are best for this stage!
     
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  8. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
  9. hondo4life

    hondo4life

    Feb 29, 2016
    SC
    metamucil_main.
     
  10. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth

    Jan 2, 2015
    heart of darkness
    At least your beat will be regular, LMAO!
     
  11. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Just like the internets - everything goes faster with fiber!
     
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  12. Mvilmany

    Mvilmany

    Mar 13, 2013
    Upstate NY
    My Danelectro is perfect. It's a Short-scale, so it's easy the move around. The.hollow masonite body is very resonant.
     
  13. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I'm just waiting for the post about the infamous "brown note".
     
  14. MD

    MD

    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    My "business room" would require a Ubass, as I can soak my feet in the shower and spit in the sink brushing my teeth while taking the AM sit down.
     
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  15. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    NYC


    Get a brown bass!
     
  16. CatSquare

    CatSquare

    Mar 7, 2014
    Rondo bass uke!
     
  17. Planespotter

    Planespotter

    Oct 11, 2015
    Seattle
    Guild Ashbory!
     
  18. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    toilet-bass.
     
  19. bolophonic

    bolophonic SUSPENDED

    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    How about a bass suspended on a rope and pulley from the ceiling directly above the throne? You could get into position and then lower it down.
     
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  20. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    NYC
    Classy!!
     
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