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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by liquid-dream-ex, Aug 6, 2005.
why specifically the neck pretty sure most anythings liable to break if you toss it around.
Are you looking for an exact figure? If your stage is made of pillows...probably 0%. If your stage is comprised of running power tools with all the spinning sharp parts pointed out...probably 100%. YMMV.
Ah... to be young again At this point, I'm more worried about my back breaking after a 4 hour gig
With our current drummer, I'm worried about my will breaking...and me ending up in tears.
I've owned a P-bass for quite a while, and never felt the need to ask this question.
My Sadowsky's are jazz basses and I throw them around on stage quite a bit
Why would you even want to do this?
I wish I had the money to throw my bass around like that... ahhh... Nirvana.
SX has a pbass for around $80.
Why don't you ask Paul Simonon?
I am shocked and apalled!
the only thing i can condone is lighting it on fire
At any rate I don't think throwing a bass around the stage is a good idea, no matter how much the crowd likes it.
My guess is that he wants to try the Cinderella/Vic Wooten trick of flipping the bass around on the strap, and worries about what'll happen if something goes wrong. Or maybe he wants to do the Krist Novoselic SNL trick of launching it in the air and having it come down and smack him upside the head.
Anyway: I figure it's more likely that the headstock will break, not the neck. Either way: it could happen. Depends on how high and how hard you throw it, how hard your head is, yadda yadda.
This thread reminds me of a show I went to where this emo/screamo band was playing. They sucked (though I think that goes without saying). Their bassist managed to break three basses in one night (and they only played like four songs). I don't even know how he played the thing, he must not have even been plugged in. He was just jumping around, flinging this bass everywhere, strumming it. He must have been hitting all the strings, but you couldn't hear him at all anyway.
His first bass was a Fender Jazz 5 string, but only strung with four strings on it. After he broke it by splintering the wood around the straplocks and causing the actual locks to fall out, he asked a bassist from another band if he could borrow his bass. He started strumming and throwing around this guys bass, which was also a jazz bass. It flew off the strap and the neck broke. Then someone else let him borrow their bass for some reason, and he managed to give that one a big crack through the body by the end of their short set.
I don't see why anyone needs to move around like that. I mean, he couldn't have even been plugged in. He was just like a stage prop.
Why would anyone lend this guy a bass after the first one?
or the second?!
My body broke first. But that where all the impact was.
Neck is in perfect condition.