Best guitarist ever

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by xxfaux_punkxx, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Inactive Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Please show him that his philanthropy is an investment by practising relentlessly and doing your best to do what a good bassist should do: make the rest of the band sound even better than they are.

    This is a fine example of the "pay it forward" ethos which appears from time to time on TalkBass. :)
  2. Bassdirty


    Jul 23, 2010
    nice... i got the b200...i really dig it.
    Good tone, decent power, I feel foolish for overlooking these for so long.

    You got a great freind there.
  3. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Say Thank You, and count your blessings
  4. chadds


    Mar 18, 2000
    In about 1969 my guitarist's mom drove us to Giant Music in Falls Church Va. where they bought me a Fender Showman head.
    It was a selfish thing to do as it started my GAS. Actually it improved the sound of the band. I had a no name ungiggable POS. So it was selfish. What a nice thing to do!
  5. jp58


    Dec 9, 2009
    Always pay it forward man!
  6. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    You have to atleast buy him a 24 pack of beer... maybe a couple. I wish I had a guitarist who would buy me an amp... Oh wait, at the moment I am the guitarist and I bought all my bass gear does that count? ha I played bass first guitar later though.
  7. xxfaux_punkxx


    Mar 18, 2010
    Without a doubt. to show my undying gratituted I've already written lyrics to another song, and worked pretty much 3 days straight on bass lines for the song that we're in the process of making. (we got a basic direction but have to really tweak it to get it where it needs to be)... I'm also going to by him a case of beer when I get payed again.
  8. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    SW, OK
    I saw the title and was wondering why there would be a thread about Alex Machacek in the Amps section...



    Sep 22, 2009
    Bend Oregon

    Okie Dokie Paul Good thinkin. lolz
  10. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    Simple! Charge him a fee every gig that he sings through it! :)

    Why is it that a guitar player is expected to buy a guitar and guitar amp, a bass player a bass and bass rig, a drummer his drums but a vocalist thinks that EVERYONE should pay for the PA? Some don't even own a microphone! Why is that. Keyboard players are somewhat the same. They roll up to a gig with a keyboard or two, a couple of stands and expect to plug into the PA! Pah!

    OK I'm off the soapbox again!

  11. gastric

    gastric Professional product tester for hire

    Jun 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    You should replace the word "guitarist" with "human" or maybe even "friend". :)
  12. MooseLumps


    Nov 4, 2007
    This is my new philosophy. Thank you. It will be tough for my singer to get used to, but he has no idea how a P.A. operates, so he is at my mercy.
  13. If he's Canadian, don't forget the back bacon.:p
  14. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Congratulations. That's awesome. Not to outdo ya, but I had a similar experience about 10 years ago.

    Was in guitar center with the guitarist of a cover band I was playing with. He was buying a Musicman, and I was in the bass room playin an American P deluxe. He came in the room and asked, "You like that bass?". I said, "It's awesome." He said to the salesperson, "OK. We're taking that too." I argued with him cuz I felt real weird with it. He insisted, I obliged, but later told him I wanted to pay it off, which I did. Looking back on that now I'm not too sure why I did, but it felt right at the time. The bass gave me years of complaining here at talkbass, too. :) It was a horror show with countless issues.

    Moral of the story is I guess that guitarists make more money than bassists. But bassists make more than drummers.
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