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I didn't know exactly how to search for it...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by skwee, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. skwee


    Apr 2, 2010
    so I decided to post it. Don't know if it had made the rounds yet!

  2. I want one.
  3. Chef FourString

    Chef FourString

    Feb 4, 2011
    Awesome. I gotta get one.
  4. skwee


    Apr 2, 2010
    Oh, I also thought this would be appreciated around these parts, too!

  5. bass10bfb

    bass10bfb Prophet Low End Provider Gold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2011
    Newport, TN.
    Awesome!! Love it!!! Every word true!!!! I want one!!!
  6. Like most bass players, he is also helping out the drummer!
  7. JEBassman

    JEBassman Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    ^^ This.

    Where would drummers be without us?
  8. billgwx


    Apr 10, 2009
    Centereach NY
    +1...and the best chocolate for metal I'm sure!
  9. Clef_de_fa

    Clef_de_fa Guest

    Dec 25, 2011
    that is mean ... and not true unless you only played with mediocre musician.
  10. Big Brother

    Big Brother

    Feb 13, 2011
    San Diego
    Roving sub-demon
    Not mean, it is true. Someone always pulls the groove along in a band and the bass player is usually the best person for the job.

    It is harder to drive a consistent tempo playing drums or lead guitar imo. Many drummers have a tendency towards a singular bpm if left unchecked through the night, and lead guitars are playing a lot of asynchronous stuff and can't pull everyone else along even if they wanted to.

    Rhythm players can sometimes do it but their roles are inconsistent too. The bass player is always there though and to be good enough to gig at all, a bass player has to have the innate timing to lock in with a drummer, any drummer. So they are best suited for the role.

    Bad timing is not an option for a bass player.
  11. Take away the 'O' in CACAO and it would be even more accurate....

  12. NML1986


    Feb 25, 2012
    Lincoln UK
    And more likely the band chauffeur come roadie lol.
  13. Mr L

    Mr L

    Jul 22, 2012
    Vancouver BC
    I am so gonna steal that and make a t shirt of it... I mean...
  14. Clef_de_fa

    Clef_de_fa Guest

    Dec 25, 2011
    Bad timing isn't an option for any musician and no musician should have to carry others on their shoulder.
  15. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Notice the bass player is hauling the drums in their vehicle. :)
  16. Big Brother

    Big Brother

    Feb 13, 2011
    San Diego
    Roving sub-demon
    It's not a perfect world though, there are shades of grey. Not everyone you work with is going to be perfect in every way so you adapt.

    But solid bass timing and tempo isn't a place you can compromise imo. People feel that.
  17. Big Brother

    Big Brother

    Feb 13, 2011
    San Diego
    Roving sub-demon
    He probably reads for him too... :cool:
  18. obabma.

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