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Do you call your bass a guitar?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Beton_Soldat, May 12, 2011.

  1. Beton_Soldat


    Oct 4, 2010
    I'm just curious how many people say for instance "I need to fix my guitar" as opposed to "I need to fix my bass". Anytime I say guitar instead of bass my drummer usually points it out right away and I'm like 'Same ****' but I'm curious if anyone else does it lol
  2. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    I don't. And I really dislike it when someone else refers to my bass as my guitar.
  3. staindbass


    Jun 9, 2008
    its actually a guitar. a bass guitar. the 6 string is called a tenor guitar. just like a bass clarinet or alto clarinet. its the same instrument in a different octave. johnny a.
  4. EGhart317


    Oct 5, 2010
    Cleveland, OH
    I say guitar when I'm talking to people that wouldnt know the difference between a bass and a 6 string guitar.
  5. BassGen


    Mar 15, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Either one will do for me.
  6. No, but I play both. When I mention my instruments to non-musicians they frequently say, "Well, they're both the same thing to me." I simply continue the conversation referring to my guitars OR my basses until they get the point that I don't mix the two groups.
  7. theophilus762

    theophilus762 Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2006
    Durham, NC
    I usually call it my bass, but if i'm with my band I often call it my instrument.

    "hey could you pass me my instrument?"
  8. mas502arc


    May 14, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    I don't as well. It really bothers me when people call it a guitar
  9. Doelle


    Jul 22, 2009
    Ã…rhus, Denmark
    Most people I talk with know the difference or fake to know it, so I will usually just call it bass.

    When with the band I call them by the brand. Just cause I have more than one. And my Morris is still called Morris when it's alone at rehearsel :)
  10. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    I know. Just don't like it when non-musicians confuse the two, so I like to keep them separate.
  11. I say "guitar" to people that can't tell the difference.
  12. AshdownMad


    Apr 19, 2011
    Suffolk, UK
    When talking to other band members i call it 'her' or 'she'. My ex got pissed of once cuz i was talkin 2 sum1 about my bass n sed 'shes my baby' n she thought i ment her...

    But to random hero's and the public i call it Bass :)
  13. parsons


    Feb 22, 2008
    its a guitar. Get over it.
  14. brotherbassj


    Sep 20, 2008
    Jim Dunlop USA, King Kong Cases, Golden Eagle Energy Drink
    either way............still brings the LOW
  15. shaboda


    Apr 14, 2002
    i say who cares. call it a tuna.
  16. Yes sometimes it is a form of guitar and do not have any issue referring to them as such. But normally I just say my bass.
  17. Rattle Head

    Rattle Head

    Apr 9, 2011
    I always say base guitar. Covers pretty much everything.
  18. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I swing both ways. Amongst musical types, I usually call it a bass. The other night when I was loading up for a gig, my wife asked me if I had everything, and I responded "All I have to grab is my guitar."
  19. Corevalay

    Corevalay Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    New Jersey
    Do you call your car a truck? :)
  20. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I drive a pick me up truck, but have been known to say "I left something in the car." A motorized conveyance by any other name......

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