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Common Moves of the Bass Player

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by ahkiatt, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. ahkiatt


    Sep 30, 2006

    Moves include:
    The 'Whoa, Did You Just See Me Slide Up the Fretboard?'
    The 'Turn and Talk to the Drummer"
    The 'Wait Outside the Motel 6 Room'
    The 'Convince Trent to Play The Ballad You Wrote'
    The 'Todd, Go to Arby's and Get the Band Food'

    Pretty funny.
  2. santucci218


    Jan 26, 2007
    ha not bad.

    i like the turn and talk to the drummer one.

    we should compile all the stupid moves that bands pull.
  3. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    First thing I noticed is that his bass has a guitar headstock.
  4. santucci218


    Jan 26, 2007
    i noticed that too =[
  5. p0k

    p0k I play the bass and design things. Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    Brockton, MA
    maybe its a 6 string?!?
  6. kinda looks like a Cirrus.
  7. Bass Tees

    Bass Tees

    Feb 11, 2008
    That's some funny ****.
  8. Nice. Nobody can ever claim not to have done the fretboard slide :D
  9. I posted on their site about the 6 string...they replied saying the image their illustrator used had a 6 string bass on it...so they knew that they were doing that...other than that...ive definitely done the turn and talk to the drummer...funny article
  10. Ha, that was my first thought too.

    "The bassist in the picture has a six-string Cirrus that he apparantly takes everywhere without a case."
  11. Chriss62


    Jul 24, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    It does look like a cirrus.:hyper:
  12. Chriss62


    Jul 24, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    +1 talk to drummer. Usually to indicate change to cut time (or double time).
  13. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    That was my first thought too.

    But that article sucked, Jaco wouldn't stand for that crap. You're playing his ballad, whether you like it or not!
  14. jsbass


    Sep 3, 2006
    It's true. I slide up octaves anytime I see fit.
  15. Bryan316

    Bryan316 Banned

    Dec 20, 2006
    I do the "sneak up behind drummer and scare the crap outta him" move. Usually hover my face real close to his and he turns to hit the floor tom, and gets the ugliest suprise of his life. :atoz:
  16. motleystew


    Apr 29, 2006
    Lewisville, TX
    My favorite bass move is the "white man's overbite". This is done whilst in the groove and you're really feeling it, so you bite your bottom lip and move your head back and forth kinda egyptian-style all the while kinda bending the knees and walking towards the drummer with a little strut.
  17. That is a 6 string cirrus.

  18. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    LMAO nice
  19. warwick.hoy


    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.

    Trent is lactose intolerant. His stomach can't handle "that spicy milk".

    (quotes courtesy of Jim Gaffigan)
  20. eedre


    Feb 26, 2007
    St. Louis,MO
    Dude I always talk to the drummer when I play!

    ...unless he sucks and I'm embarassed to acknowledge the crappiness of his prescence.

    Tradionally, I do the backward lean/crotch thrust, like all bassists as well.

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