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Dad, show me how it feels to play bass....

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by scottm, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Dad, show me how it feels to play bass....
    Son I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time.

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  2. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Wikipedia often mistakes my opinions for fact Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    (You in a very stern voice) “Now don’t move a muscle. Hold your breath until I get this pic and then take all the basses away. Don’t even blink your eyes until I give you the all clear!”
  3. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    And so, the torch will be passed, in the form of low ended awesomeness...
  4. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    You nailed it almost... you forgot you can stay up an extra hour.

    Still though, it was a proud Dad moment I had to share.

  5. el jeffe bass

    el jeffe bass

    Nov 22, 2013
    New Mexico
    I bought my daughter a drum set, figured it would keep her from dating drummers. Worked like a charm.
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  6. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia

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  7. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    That's just an all-around fantastic picture on many levels. :)

    Thank you for your indulgence,

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  8. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Thank you.

  9. SteveCS


    Nov 19, 2014
    Hampshire, UK
    My daugter is primarily a classical cellist, but I had a similar experience back in the summer... "It's jazz, dad!"
  10. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    May 3, 2009
    N.E Illinois
    Son,I can't show you a feeling!
    Now go clean your room!
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  11. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    That is very cool!

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  12. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Let's rattle some windows kid!
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  13. nilorius


    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    Is it you on picture ? I don't think so.
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  14. Hahaha, it's cool. His hearing was going to go at some point anyway.
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  15. BOOG

    BOOG Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2016
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Creative awesomeness
    Love it!:laugh:
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  16. I might steal this idea from you.
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  17. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    That's simply a great photo that you will cherish forever. :)

    This one's not nearly as cool but here's my son in 1983 wanting to be like dad. (He went on to become a great bassist and is now a killer lead guitarist. :cool:)

    Jay 1983.

    Now THAT's funny! :laugh:
  18. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    All that and not even a hint of tort..:woot:
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  19. Gatorbait (my son) played tuba in elementary and middle school. Somewhere during all that he started fooling around with my basses. He got accepted into and arts oriented high school playing tuba. A couple of months in , the bass player in the jazz band moved away. When the musical instructor asked if anyone wanted to take up the position , up went Gatorbaits hand. Soon after he changed his major from tuba to bass guitar. This included an hour of theory and two hours of music a day plus at least an hour of private lessons each week. Early in his second year at the school the stand up bass player moved away. Yup , same question and his hand went up again. For the next three years he double majored at the school on bass and stand up. He also kept up his chops on tuba with the school brass band and orchestra. By the time he graduated , he could play rings around me. He's currently bouncing around the country playing in pit orchestras and has had several parts in plays including The Buddy Holly Story (4 or 5 times with that one) and The Million Dollar Quartet (3 times with that one I think.) I hate him.;)
  20. My two daughters are much better musicians than me. Now 15 and 18 they still let me gig with them because they know their gigs sound better with the bottom end and they haven't found a better young player yet. It's only a matter of time as I'm quite mediocre as a player but it keeps me practicing.
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