Confession Time: Admit How You Are Different From The Bass Player Norm

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by nocontrols, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. T-MOST


    Dec 10, 2004
    NJ via NYC
    I never knew there was a bass player norm.
  2. Saxn


    Oct 23, 2010
    Nashville, GA
    My feet don't sweat.
  3. Silas Stingy

    Silas Stingy

    Feb 19, 2009
    I love Soul, Funk, Jazz, and Reggae but only get a kick from playing Rock.
    I think players slapping there way through Oasis songs isn't just music but installation art.
    I can't compress and eq through technique
  4. GAPendragon


    Jun 6, 2011
    All I can think of that might be a little unusual is that I get GAS for basses, but not for amps or pedals. Well. One single pedal.
  5. -I like semi-hollow body basses.
    -I don't like Victor Wooten's tone, I respect his technique and attention he calls to bass players.
    -I don't like Fenders, while liking Fenders
    -Single cut basses make no sense to me
    -Don't like Ampeg
    -I love melodic bass lines, can't stand root/five playing
    -Hate old basses and don't understand why people spend lots of $ on old crap.
  6. Pork_Chop


    May 11, 2012
    Boulder, CO USA
    I love to practice. I love to practice my scales, arpeggios, circle of fourths. I love to come up with new ways to practice scales. I don't have a clue how to or why to alternately tune.
  7. yep
  8. Ukiah Bass

    Ukiah Bass

    May 10, 2006
    Everyone thinks they are different and special. We're all the same. Addicted to TB. Shut that damn computer off and practice!
  9. Never have, never will
  10. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    I have but don't care to any more. I have a nice Geddy Lee for sale.
  11. Bassdude15


    Feb 26, 2013
    I hate round wound strings. I just can't stand the wash of overtones that you get when you play aggressively like I do. Give me a bass strung with TI's or pyramids any day.
  12. kikstand454


    Sep 28, 2012
    Never owned a fender. Never owned a four string. Not planning on owning either in the foreseeable future.
    I'm terrible at slap, the only slap line I've mastered is "angel is a centerfold". I'm fine with that.
    and I love my Dean5.
  13. BobaFret


    Jan 22, 2008
    Big slap bass guy here. I don't do it to impress anybody, it's just been something I've really liked since getting into Stanley Clarke in the 80's.

    I also don't mind that people hate it and find it annoying. I don't like everything either.
  14. 6stringpanda


    Aug 9, 2013
    I do not consider myself a "Bassist" but rather a ".string instrumentalist" I own 23 instruments and play them all-extended range guitars-baritones,4,5,6,7,8,10,12 string basses-I look for a particular sound and decide if I need more thick strings or thin and then reach for an instrument-guitar or bass-electric or acoustic.
  15. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    I generally prefer to make "spaceship" noises with my bass rather than traditional sounds.
  16. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I still think this thread should be titled "Why I'm Awesome And You Suck."
  17. pedro


    Apr 5, 2000
    Madison, WI.
  18. I've never owned a dedicated bass cab, I've always used 3-way PA cabs.
    The one time i've tried an ampeg it sounded like someone had covered my amp with a blanket...
  19. Eric_71


    Jul 22, 2011
    This thread is awesome. It's like the entire internet boiled down and neatly packaged into one TB thread. And it's still going.
  20. TomA1234


    Jul 27, 2009
    Fareham, England
    I hate fender basses, to me, they just seem so un-interesting.
    I use guitar techniques on bass, like flamenco slapping and pinch harmonics.
    I like to overplay for my band's songs because it makes it more fun for me :p
    I like my tone as bright as I can possibly get it.
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