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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sawzalot, Oct 11, 2018.
My definition of a Major problem is somewhat different.
That's right, folks in developing countries only own 1 instrument.
Mark them 1-12, then roll two dice, then agonize for days if they were the right ones....
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!
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.
I saw Pino Palladino play with The Who. He played one bass the whole show - Fender Jaguar. Just my $.02.
#1 would never get played.
Yep, that's his thing!
I guess thats part of the agony....
The ones with newer strings.
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..
Hug your collection
Burn all but one, at random
Play gig, earn wages
I"m happy to hear that I'm not the only one who agonizes over which bass to take to each gig.
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.
Just a guess, you're an accountant?
No Sir. I gotta short memory
4 string, rounds
Coordinate colors with your devastatingly chic fashion ensemble.
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.