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Extended range basses.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Munjibunga, Jul 4, 2004.


  1. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    OK, I don't recall ever having made a disparaging remark about extended range basses, but is is still OK for those of who play them to make fun of the 4-string players?
     
  2. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    I doubt it.
     
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Well, jt didn't say we couldn't.
     

  4. I believe that would be just as wrong as well...
    Why, did you witness an extended range player dissin 4 bangers? And if so did you report it?
     
  5. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I'm both, so can I make fun of both?
     
  6. People, people, please. Let's not bicker and argue about the respective merits of 4-bangers and ERBs.

    Let's all make fun of the people who play 3 and 2 string basses. "We don't need no steenkin' octaves!" indeed. Sheesh.
     
  7. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    What about the fellow from Morphine who played a two string tuned E-D?
     
  8. quallabone

    quallabone

    Aug 2, 2003
    I also have both. I hate everybody.
     
  9. Obviously an inferior species of bass player. :p

    Seriously, though, what the heck could you play on that thing? The only intervals you can manage are b7, 7, octave and b9 (maybe 9 or b10 up the neck a good ways) - I need my thirds and fifths, dammit!

    ("Then why don't you play ERBs, Gobywan?" They cost money and I have none, plus my current amp can't even deal with a low B, much less a low F# or C#. I'd love to try, though.)
     
  10. vometia

    vometia Formerly cbh

    Nov 1, 2003
    Oxford
    I'm too clumsy to play an extended-range bass. Can I make fun of myself?
     
  11. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    only if they grammer suxors. :hyper:
     
  12. Thee

    Thee

    Feb 11, 2004
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    sux0rz*
     
  13. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    I luv you all! [​IMG]
     
  14. disparaging is okay. snide is not okay.
     
  15. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    What about "degrading" and/or "mocking"?
     
  16. You get to make fun of yourself
     
  17. i say you can only make fun of us 4 stringers if you can find a good insult. "wE hAvE mOrE sTrInGZ dAn U N003's lOLolOL!!!" is not acceptable. :D
     
  18. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    What about guys who have extended range basses but spend the whole gig camped on the E string. Surely we can make fun of those?
     
  19. secretdonkey

    secretdonkey

    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    [​IMG]

    It's great fun as long as he's pointing that thing at someone else.
     
  20. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Portugal
    If the songs calls for it.... :bag: