Has meeting a Talk Basser changed your perception of Talk Bass?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Dec 13, 2005.


    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Has meeting a member of Talk Bass ( A Talk Basser) Changed your perception of Talk Bass? . I have been fortunate enough to meet a good number of the bassist from here and for me it has made it a much more real expirence communicating via the Internet.
  2. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    not at all because my introduction to talkbass and early experience with it was grounded in reality.

    what's really strange to me is being talked to by members via AIM.

    what's kind of funny is that when meeting people in real life from talkbass, the conversations often revolve around, "hey, remember that time when i said something over the internet?" :D
  3. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    I remember I had a little argument with a member not too long ago, and then a few weeks later we met at a gtg. I think I just realized that though people may say some things I really don't agree with, they're still regular joes (as opposed to the egregious *******s I think they are).
  4. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    I've met one talk basser, & went to another's gig... Met DeLorean, & went to Eric Moesle's gig about a year back...

    DeLorean seems a nice guy, met him over at German Village Music Haus.... saw Eric's band play for one of thier sets... but my "soon to be ex" started ranting about leaving. So, I was brow beaten into leaving before we got a chance to BS.

    So, no much was taken from these two experiences.
  5. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    ive never met one, although it would be cool. Any TBers around the Aurora area (north of toronto) wanna chill and jam?
  6. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Having met a bunch of TBers, I'd have to say that TB is much uglier and fatter than I ever imagined :D

    All kidding aside, meeting actual TBers makes this place more "real" than "virtual".
  7. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Hey! I resemble that remark!
    +1 - I'm a string believer in the concept of community. Having an online community like talkbass is neato, but making it a real community by hosting or attending a gtg just takes it to the next level.

    ......BTW, I just finished painting my basement, the next GTG at my house will be after the New Year for some concert footage and some bassage also. The dark walls should allow us to have lights on in one side of the basement for socializing while the TV plays. The TV with white walls ONLY worked with all the lights out.

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    +1 I agree.
  9. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Not that the experience I'm about to share, is in the same league... but, I did meet a bunch of online EQ gamer friends once... That was, interesting. I found out that I only really liked a few of them, & sort of just tolerated the others.

    But, thats different, because whaddya expect out of meeting a bunch of gaming nerds!?!?! LOL, oh yea, I was there.
  10. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    Yes... i now know that there are real people on talkbass... before i thought you all are robots... a simulated program biuld exlusivly for me if you will...
  11. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.

    I just hung out with an EQ friend of 5 years for the first time in RL, lives in Ohio too lol. Was exactly the person I thought he was and we got along great hehe.

    And I've met several TB'ers, I always have a hard time remembering real names is the funniest things. Its hard to call someone Jeff or Justin or Henry when you know them as Embellisher, Freakbass, and Biker4Him most of the time. And I was welcomed with suprisingly open arms as soon as I signed up. I was immediately invited to a gtg, and met about 40 dallas area bassists. Plus started my friendship with Pete Skjold, which is a pleasure.
  12. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    That's cool, Juneau... I know what you mean, as for refering to someone by a screen name, or a gamertag, or whatever.

    I remember I met an XBox friend once, he was a super nice guy, but he tried to save my soul the whole damn time... kinda put a damper on things.
  13. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    I said fat and ugly, not old and bald ;)

    Looking forward to the next GTG.
    DC/VA/MD GTGs rule!
  14. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    i can hopefully answer this thread after the 29th
  15. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    I've met some very cool people through TB. I met one of my now best buds, Tim Cole, who lives 10 miles away from me, through talkbass. I've also hooked up with other area, and non area guys...Tom Bowlus who lives close, the LDS crew in Detroit, etc.
  16. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    Over the past year I've met nearly 20 TB'ers, and I don't think it has really changed my perceptions of TB. It has changed my perceptions of some TB'ers individually however, as you can imagine. For some TB'ers it was for the better, for some it was for worse. I won't name names, but I met a certain TB'er who I had always thought of as being a fanatical troublemker, but after meeting him, I had alot more restpect for things he had to say. I think talking over the phone with TB'ers early on in my membership here kept me grounded in the fact that there are real people behind all these posts, so meeting them in person seemed pretty natural to me.
  17. i've met a few up here, and they are all good guys and fun to hang out with!
    Its nice having people i can talk bass with in real life, face to face!
  18. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Coming to the NYC mini-gtg?
  19. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Well, if you hadn't spent the whole GTG in the bathroom staring at the mirror, you might have come away with a different opinion...


    Yeah, I've lost count of all the TBer's I've met over the years, but every one has been a first rate PERSON....well, maybe not Brendan...

    ...Phil, if you're really doing a GTG in Jan, please let us know about it as soon as possible, I will try to be up there for it, if it's not too soon after the first of the year, or too close to the NAMM show...

  20. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV


    Back in my EQ days me and 4 of my local EQ buddies went up to Cbus to meet some friends from EQ. They were all really cool folks.

    And I got to meet Jong (Jive).

    I still don't understand why alexandria is so far away from me.

    If there were a straight road from charleston to there...it would take me like half an hour

    and why can't you people make a straight road? No wonder people need GPS :D