I dont think they're talking about EMG GZR pickups.

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Clark W, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. Clark W

    Clark W Just Say No To Tort! Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2018
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  2. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    I got 10 outta 16, what's that make me?

    (Pretty sure the answer is a p bass with flats & tort. Could be carrots)
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  3. Clark W

    Clark W Just Say No To Tort! Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2018
    After 40+ years I finally got a 30+ year old P style bass. White(aged yellow), with black pickguard, and I put EMG GZRs in it, and strung it with D'Addario Chrome flats. I also remember aluminum ice trays with the release handle. I know what that makes me, old as dirt, will be 53 in July.
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  4. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
  5. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    I already know I'm old, but I got 12 on the list. A handful - 5, 9 & 10 I think are American things? We didn't have a subway in my home city until I was around 12. :) My parents still have a functional seltzer bottle that I remember seeing when I was probably around age 6? :D
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  6. turf3


    Sep 26, 2011
    I get all of them except

    14 (never seen Dr house call)
    13 (but that's because my parents didn't really drink much, just a can of beer now and then)
    9 (regional car dealer - for Dallasites the test would be Goss on Ross - Tradin' Hoss - We Tote the Note)

    Interestingly enough I grew up in a city without a subway but when I moved to Boston in 06, the T was just starting to phase out tokens so I got to use subway tokens! Probably the last subway tokens used in the USA.
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  7. Verb the Noun

    Verb the Noun

    Aug 1, 2018
    San Diego

    Have geezer EMG's in bass.

    Sensing a pattern...
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  8. #9 wasn’t a regional car dealer. It was a NYC stereo/electronics store.
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  9. 13 out of 16. Sheesh
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  10. biguglyman


    Jul 27, 2017
    Pownal, ME
    Oh puh-leeeze... punk-a$$.
    16 of 16 and could add a few... 63 in two weeks...:meh::eyebrow::rollno::thumbsup:
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  11. I loved the smell of the smoke from the cap guns, and "twanging" the curb feelers until my dad would yell out the window to knock it off.

    Funny thing is, I shot my cap gun without safety glasses (something surely that would have to be worn today) rode a bike without a helmet (oh the horrors) and played "Cowboys and Indians", with neither the bad guy (would be seen as a racially faux pas these days)

    It's a wonder I survived to grow to adulthood.
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  12. I was wondering where the smell of prune juice and Ben-Gay was coming from.

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  13. Clark W

    Clark W Just Say No To Tort! Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2018
  14. turf3


    Sep 26, 2011
    OK, I wouldn't have known about NYC electronics stores. Was CMC national or local?
  15. Lol. I don’t know what CMC is.
  16. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I got 1, 4, 6, 15 and 16.

    BUT, my childhood doctor had a clinic is a converted three-car garage in his back yard.

    And I don't remember TV yest patterns. But my local radio station went off the air from 10 p.m. untim 6 a.m. It started every day with the national anthem. Wanna know how I know? It was what my dad woke up to every day. I look back on it fondly. But, at the time, the Star Spangled Banner blaring through the house at 6 a.m. was enough to make me wanna move to Russia. :wacky:
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  17. Clark W

    Clark W Just Say No To Tort! Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2018
    Oh I remember TV test patterns, and right before they came on after sign off, a lot of stations signed off with this:
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  18. keyboardguy

    keyboardguy Supporting Member

    May 11, 2005
    Got em all
    And that's IN SANE !!

  19. WannabeBassman


    Jan 17, 2015
    San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles)
    Someone told me pants are optional.
    I grew up in L.A. (no subways until recently) and I never actually saw a doctor make a house call.

    I remember the rest except for number eleven. What is that?
  20. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly Suspended Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    Out on the road today
    I saw a deadhead sticker on a Cadillac
    A little voice inside my head said:
    "Don't look back, you can never look back"
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