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Do other musicians whine as much as bass players?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by HomeBrewTJ, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. HomeBrewTJ


    May 16, 2004
    Lafayette, IN
    ...just curious.
  2. TrooperFarva


    Nov 25, 2004
    New City, NY
  3. mjolnir

    mjolnir Thor's Hammer 2.1.3beta

    Jun 15, 2006
    Houston, TX
    In general, I think so.
  4. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
  5. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    I take it that you've never been in a band before? ;)

    In my experiences, the bass player seems to be the guy who tries to get everyone to get along and fix problems at a gig.

    From talking to other musicians, their biggest complaint about bassists is that they can't get them to commit or stick to a gig. The reason is that good bassist can find plenty of gigs, and they exercise their options. If a gig sucks, there's another that they can find.
  6. :eek:
    are there any talkguitar and talkdrums .coms? lol :D
  7. mjolnir

    mjolnir Thor's Hammer 2.1.3beta

    Jun 15, 2006
    Houston, TX
    Closest thing gui****s have is ultimate-guitar.com.

    I think.
  8. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    In my experience the gui****s are the whiniest, followed closely be keys.
  9. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    Vocalists, keyboardist
  10. Vocalists should be the top of that list, but i dare say the OP said what other musicians ;)

    Guitarists do generally seem to complain more.
  11. nortonrider


    Nov 20, 2007
    Nobody appreciates me!
  12. HomeBrewTJ


    May 16, 2004
    Lafayette, IN
  13. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI

    I was thinking of a specific guitarist / vocalist, so I'll agree on that count.
  14. RED5


    Jan 14, 2008
    Suffolk County,NY
    There aren't as many of us as there are them!
  15. All musicians are guilty of being whiners/complainers sometimes. Maybe since singers have mics they can be more "vocal". :bag:
  16. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Lineā„¢ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & Regenerate Guitar Works
    none of the true professional musicians I know of are whiners or habitual complainers ... a real dividing point between the pros and the wannabes this is

  17. DGbass70


    Jun 1, 2005
    Rochester N.Y.
    From my little experience,i would say Keys , guitars and the singers.
  18. rzm61


    Feb 26, 2008
    Singers are probably the worst.
  19. Nobody complains more the lead vocalist...and if you try complain more than him, he'll complain about that too.
  20. Yeah, singers seem to whine the most....perhaps that's a big part of why my band doesn't have one! :smug:

    I think most bassists do their fair share of whining, but we definitely earn it considering our role is often defined by guitarists AND everyone and their #%#$^ cousin thinks the bass is an easy version of guitar and can do it well. :rolleyes:

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