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Double-bass solo

Discussion in 'Bass Humor [DB]' started by Dick Them, Oct 12, 2004.


  1. Dick Them

    Dick Them

    May 8, 2004
    Barcelona, Catalonia
    Endorsing Artist : Ampeg amplifiers
    Why is the double-bassist allowed to play solos ?

    ...because he´s got a big car... :confused:
     
  2. ***?
     
  3. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    Kinda like:

    Q: Why's the band have a drummer?
    A: Because he has a van.
     
  4. Dick Them

    Dick Them

    May 8, 2004
    Barcelona, Catalonia
    Endorsing Artist : Ampeg amplifiers
    ...and he can carry everybody home after the gig...
     
  5. Oh, I get it! :meh:
     
  6. Matt Ides

    Matt Ides

    May 12, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    I always thought is was for the audience to have a chance to go to the bathroom and get another drink or am I confusing that with the Drum solo joke?
     
  7. Lemme outta here!!!! :confused:
     
  8. Scot

    Scot Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2004
    Pacifica, CA, USA
    I thought that horn players gave us solos because they don't want to have to play their solo on the next tune with only drums and piano accompaning them.

    -Scot
     
  9. Fred W

    Fred W

    Feb 21, 2002
    Bronx, NY
    A pianist friend told me of a bassist in Europe somewhere whose business card read " Bassist: Has Car Does not Solo" Even if it's
    apocryphal, it's a good story.