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Good comebacks for when people call bass "a pointless instrument".

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Maximusprimico, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Maximusprimico


    Mar 9, 2010
    Good comebacks for when people call bass "a pointless instrument".:eek:

    Hello there,

    A friend of mine keeps trying to ruffle my feathers...I need a good comebacks for when he makes fun bass/bassists again. Please share some of your clever "Jerk store" moments about bass and/or being bassists, that'd be great!

  2. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    How many successful bands have no bass?

    Those that have or had no bass had a bass player in the studio and may also cover the bass line with keyboards. (like the Doors)
  3. LiF


    May 11, 2008
    Melbourne, Australia
    Why bother?

    Do you like bass? Does your band want a bassist?

    Ignore the friend. I'm guessing you are probably High School age. As you grow up these sorts of silly comments will bother you less.
  4. elavate7


    Jul 8, 2009
    its all about "THE POCKET"
    just ask them to try to form a band without a bassist and see how it sounds.....
  5. guroove


    Oct 13, 2009
    Buffalo, NY
    Almost any good musician that plays in a small ensemble, regardless of what instrument they play, will tell you bass is the most important instrument. It defines the chord structure, and ties harmony and rhythm together.
  6. Tim C.

    Tim C.

    Feb 4, 2010
    I've never met anybody who said bass was a pointless instrument.

    And certainly not anybody who understood music. Your friend is an idiot - just ignore him.
  7. TortillaChip520


    Jun 3, 2008
    "Not as pointless as your existence."
  8. RBrownBass

    RBrownBass Thoroughly Nice Guy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    He's, um, not your friend.

    Now that you have this info, what do YOU think you ought to do?
  9. UncleFluffy


    Mar 8, 2009
    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
    "You know, I'm so glad that my **** isn't so small that I feel the need to insult other musicians and talk about stuff I know nothing about"
  10. Tim C.

    Tim C.

    Feb 4, 2010
    Yeah, and then kill him!

  11. adamrobertt

    adamrobertt Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2007
    Kingston, New York
    Hahaha, perfect.
  12. TortillaChip520


    Jun 3, 2008
    Only if you have a silenced pistol or piano wire handy.
    Or a bass string, for irony ;)
  13. RED5


    Jan 14, 2008
    Suffolk County,NY
    Drop my Explorer on their foot, and reply...Pointless?
  14. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Demons run when a good man goes to war

    Jan 18, 2010
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    My reply?

    "I know! Can you believe I get paid the same as these guys do? AWESOME!"
  15. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Exactly this! :cool:
  16. Tim C.

    Tim C.

    Feb 4, 2010
    I LOL'd. :D
  17. FTW.
  18. I'd probably say 'Yeah, you're right' then proceed to make the ladies' butts move
  19. "hey man, f you, you dumb butt!!!"
  20. nealw


    Sep 9, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
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