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I have a major problem

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sawzalot, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Close eyes and pick at random

    61 vote(s)
  2. Agonize for days about which ones to take

    99 vote(s)
  1. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    My definition of a Major problem is somewhat different.
  2. That's right, folks in developing countries only own 1 instrument.
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  3. JGbassman

    JGbassman Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011
    Mark them 1-12, then roll two dice, then agonize for days if they were the right ones....
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  4. 2tonic


    Dec 22, 2015
    If they're all suitable for the genre, and they're all in top shape, then what possible difference could it make which ones you take?
    Your existential problems are all imagined in your head!
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  5. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    Elkhart, IN
    Well, gee golly, Bill, you can do both! I'd recommend you agonize and then close your eyes and pick two at random, cause that's what you're gonna do anyways. :D
  6. giglawyer

    giglawyer Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2003
    Toledo, OH
    I saw Pino Palladino play with The Who. He played one bass the whole show - Fender Jaguar. Just my $.02.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2018
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  7. #1 would never get played. :crying:
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  8. Yep, that's his thing!
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  9. JGbassman

    JGbassman Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011
    I guess thats part of the agony....
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  10. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    The ones with newer strings.
  11. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    I have a little notebook that I use to document all my gigs, I have it set up with 4 columns. Column 1 is what bass I used. 2 is the date, 3 is the gig and 4 is how much I was paid. On the first column I know what bass I used so I use a different one on next gig and just keep the rotation going, this way they all get love..
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  12. twinjet

    twinjet CFM-equipped Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    Hug your collection
    Burn all but one, at random
    Play gig, earn wages

    unintentional haiku.
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  13. Intentional gesunheit. :laugh:
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  14. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    I"m happy to hear that I'm not the only one who agonizes over which bass to take to each gig.
  15. Jesus Christ, you’re not John Entwistle and own like 900 basses. Just pick a couple and go with them. This is music, not rocket science.
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  16. Just a guess, you're an accountant?
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  17. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    No Sir. I gotta short memory:woot:
  18. juancaminos

    juancaminos Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    USA, Phoenix, AZ
    4 string, rounds
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  19. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Coordinate colors with your devastatingly chic fashion ensemble.
  20. You need a #1 - a go-to bass for any situation. No thinking required. After that, you can think about which spare bass to bring - but you know which bass you’ll be playing most of the night.

    Now you can start off with the backup bass, knowing that at any time your #1 is there that you know you can just strap it on and start playing.

    I would do the same for practices. In a rush? Just grab #1 and go.

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