How to Be A Better Bass Player

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by CanadianBassGuy, Nov 4, 2001.

  1. I was browsing through the best Matt Good Band fansite that there is on the net, and came across this press article:

    I just wanna know what everyone's opinion is on what Rich Priske has to say.
  2. the thing about the d and g string and not popping is such bs it's making my head hurt. who the hell is this guy anyway. and saying that you shouldn't be popping unless your name is flea, you've got to be kidding me, how about stanely clarke shoul he be stopped, or victor wooten, or bill dickens...actually he should be stopped but you get my point anyways.
  3. His name is Rich Priske, and he's the bass player for the Matt Good Band, probly the best band to come out of Canada in the last 10 years. And although they are my favorite band, I didn't really agree with him on the D and G string thing either.
  4. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    He's an idiot.
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Interesting, he doesn't mention technique or theory.

    But then, when you see the posture on the pic :rolleyes:

    ...only two or guitars ( :rolleyes: ) and one amp worth using?!? Kappa clothes the latest in fashion and style?!? - yeah, the village idiot talking...
  6. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    Oh my god, we should take that fools hands away!

    Wearing Kappa will make you a better bass player? (if you notice hes wearing an Umbro jersey in the picture)

    Dont play D or G? And hook your pinky around the G?

    That guys a tard.
  7. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    ummm....ummm.. think of a degrading comment....ummmm....ummm.......

  8. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    wow - how can anyone argue with a guy who's nickname is "rock" ? :rolleyes:

    yet another dumba$$ who thinks he knows what every other bass player in the world ought to do.

    "unless your name is flea, don't pop?" i can think of many bassists who should be "allowed" to slap and pop before flea.

    how about "if your name is flea, stay off the damn fretless".

    how about "if you're not playing sports, leave the doofus-looking sports jerseys at home."

    or "unless you're trying to hide something that you're embarrased by, don't wear your bass around your knees."

    or "playing with a pick is for dorky guitarist wannabes."

    or "the neck of your bass is not your penis - don't wrap your hand around it. keep your thumb on the back of the neck - if you can't than your bass is too freaking low. if the reason why you "rock" is only to look cool, then don't waste your time learning how to play, just go be a dj, or play punk music."

    wow, this is fun. :D
  9. It sounds like he was the worst guitar player in the band so they made him play bass.

    Pual McCartney didn't use any of the guitars or amps "worth playing"... neither did so many other great and influential bassists. And I think all of them used their D and G strings.

    If the dynamics of your band are so narrow that there's no room for using all four stings... put the 2 that you do use in the middle and leave the rest off. If thier "sole purpose" was to provide string tension, why do so many people play 5, 6, and 7 string basses?

    I'll be sure not to grab a Matt Good Band CD any time soon. :rolleyes:
  10. istaticl


    Nov 29, 2000
    Prescott, AZ
    Wonder if he has his own signature 2 stringer?
  11. Yes he does... but since it didn't make the list of instruments "worth playing" we should all just stay away from it! :D
  12. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
  13. I agree.
  14. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    ...and we thought FiEldY sucked!!!!!!!!

    After reading that I think that guy is a frustrated guitar player..... those "10 basic principles" sound like something said by the Backcrap Boys or N´crap
  15. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Please tell me it's a joke!
  16. Quick bomb rush him!

    *Tackles the guy*

    *Takes away bass to reveal.....*


    SPY SPY SPY!!!

    Hang him!

    *Carrys him off to far place where he is hung up on a tree, and hung. Later that same tree is made into a beautiful bass worth playing*

    At least something good came out of him.


    That seriously was.....sad.
  17. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    this guy makes feildly look like flea(or whoeva is ur favourite bass player)

    look at number 8..i think he is more of a fashion person guy than a bass player

    if i had a dollar for every time that guy sounded up himself i wouldnt be playing the setup i have at the moment
  18. Often

    Often Guest

    Oct 4, 2001
    Stockholm Sweden
    What an oaf.
  19. oh come on, he's obviously messing around.
  20. Freakapotamus9


    Jun 20, 2001
    amen to that.

    he probably is one of those subwoofer freaks that likes the "boom boom make the earth shake" effect and doesnt know squat about what makes the boom and that there is so much more to the bass then making things shake.

    ( that didnt make much sense, but neither did that idiot )