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How good are you?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by basstastic, Sep 29, 2001.


  1. What bassist would you say is closest to

    A) Your ability

    B) Your writing style
     
  2. Nobody can my compete with my l33t bass-hompin' skills :D
     
  3. melvin

    melvin

    Apr 28, 2001
    This is just a hypothesis but in my opinion you would have to combine the talent of Jaco, Victor Wooten, Bill Dickens, Michael Manring, Stu Hamm, Stanley Clarke, and Juan Nelson and many many others to get just a tiny fraction of my skill. This is coming from someone who can play Classical Thump...with his toes, on 2 different basses, similtaniously. Plus I can play 8192nd notes at 10,000 bpm, with one finger.

    BTW I use a 17 string bass

    :rolleyes: :D ;)
     
  4. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    I am the greatest. :) Mix between Les Claypool, Flea, and P-Nut. A little Rob Merrill-style, I mean heavy rock.
     
  5. That's pretty good, but I hate to break it to you, I can do all that with 3 strings. :D
     
  6. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Another drmike? Wow, one in the US and one in the UK.

    A) Nobody - I am closest to me.

    B) Tolkien.

    ;)
     
  7. better than sid vicious, fieldy, and that guy from linkin park so maybe i suck.
     
  8. melvin

    melvin

    Apr 28, 2001
    Very nice. :D
     
  9. JOhnk

    JOhnk

    Mar 31, 2001
    burlington, vt
    hehe.. tolkien. He writes.. with the.. and the book.. and hey.. i dont get it. nevermind

    I write like Robert DeLeo (Who sometimes sounds like he cant figure out what the guitarist is doing.) But I prefer comparing my ability to P-Nut. I think we're about on the same level.

    You really can't compare yourself to a regular conversation topic on here without sounding conceited... unless you can.
     
  10. ya...umm...well...uh...i can do that on my washtub bass!:D
     
  11. *ToNeS*

    *ToNeS*

    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    ho-hum, another thoroughly inviting thread for newbies to come and tell us how much they'd kick the sh*t out of Flea if he was here right now :rolleyes: :D

    there's no point in comparing myself to guys in bands, because what they play in the band probably has little bearing on what they can rip out in their spare time. if one was to judge my skill level by the lines i play in my band, i would immediately be deemed "crap on a stick", but then again a lot of guys don't understand the concept of taste or the need to simplify (i sing as well, and thus finger-frying passages go out the window in favour of keeping my voice in tune. sorta.). i like to leave a fair bit of space for my bandmates to stretch out and show what they can do (getting away from my rep as a "lead" bass player was always going to be difficult), so i guess i take the "Sting approach" towards my lines, although of course i don't possess Sting's understanding of music so naturally my lines suck next to his. bugger.
     
  12. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    sorry poser, I can do it with NO strings!:D :D
     
  13. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Oh yeah? Who're you calling a poser - I can do it on a BASS as in FISH! :mad:
     
  14. melvin

    melvin

    Apr 28, 2001
    Amatures, I can do all that and more by sticking my hand in my armpit and playing it like that (remember the great fun making fart noises like that? :D)
     
  15. well, I've been known to break out "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on occasion.
     
  16. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    1- Not Horrible*. But marginally so.

    2- Horrible. By no means marginally.

    3- Working on both of the above.

    *note- Horrible

    6th Edition Brendanairy-
    Horrible- Only a bit better than a fish out of water at a cat convention.
     
  17. BWAH !! all i do is eat some hot mexican bean-food, and the rest... well.. it comes.. naturally.. :D
     
  18. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    AllodoX, we are talking about a stringed instrument, not a wind instrument.

    ;) [holding nose]
     
  19. As good as my kittie.

    And i write like a first grade english student.
     
  20. Nailbomb

    Nailbomb

    Sep 30, 2001
    Scotland
    Well I am quite crap. I have been playin 'bout a year and a half and I have yet to start learnin slap bass or anythin. Sayin that my bass is ****e too.