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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by skwee, Aug 24, 2012.
so I decided to post it. Don't know if it had made the rounds yet!
I want one.
Awesome. I gotta get one.
Oh, I also thought this would be appreciated around these parts, too!
Awesome!! Love it!!! Every word true!!!! I want one!!!
Like most bass players, he is also helping out the drummer!
Where would drummers be without us?
+1...and the best chocolate for metal I'm sure!
that is mean ... and not true unless you only played with mediocre musician.
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.
Take away the 'O' in CACAO and it would be even more accurate....
And more likely the band chauffeur come roadie lol.
I am so gonna steal that and make a t shirt of it... I mean...
Bad timing isn't an option for any musician and no musician should have to carry others on their shoulder.
Notice the bass player is hauling the drums in their vehicle.
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.
He probably reads for him too...