I have sold out

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by sDg, Apr 21, 2003.

  1. sDg


    Feb 26, 2003
    Wise, Virginia
    I have done it. Stepping blindly from the fretless into the world of the six
    string. I have crossed over to the dark side. I will purchase an
    acoustic guitar. Worse yet, I sold a bass to buy it. What was I thinking?

    1. a guitar has frets, how hard can it be?

    2. thought I was buying an acoustic BASS guitar

    3. looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing nitro

    4. tired of hearing "Are you the sound guy?" (pre-gig)

    5. now I can go to open mic night without fear of rejection

    6. it will lower my suck per string ratio

    7. it's a piccolo bass . . . with two extra strings

    8. tired of hearing "Are you the sound guy?" (post-gig)

    9. now people will say that I play "awesome" instead of "busy"

    10. my wife asked "how many bases do you NEED?"

  2. vegaas


    Nov 6, 2001
  3. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    It use to be about the music... sell out... see you on TRL :rolleyes:
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
  5. Saetia


    Mar 27, 2003
    I came from the guitar world, and said piss on this after a year which i was only 10 at the time. Made my look on bass a bit different and opened some doors, and recently in the past 3 years have picked it up again, but my main instrament and love is the Bass!!!! sniffles then :bawl: <--------what a wimp, i love my bass'
  6. d_rock211

    d_rock211 Guest

    Apr 29, 2002
    Kansas City
    Call me crazy, but when a fan asked me what it would take for me to sell out.....I told him, "An offer".

    the "awesome insteadf of busy thing" : that is a priceless comment
  7. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Huh? I don't see anything in his post?
    *Polly chooses to remain blind than except a horrible fact*
  8. ide have to watch it to see it, and thank god i have the little willpower it takes not to watch TRL
  9. vegaas


    Nov 6, 2001
    BTW, the suck per string ratio was a great line as well.
  10. sDg


    Feb 26, 2003
    Wise, Virginia
    Wow, I guess it's a good thing I am getting an acoustic. I am soooo out of touch with the bass world (maybe just people in general). I thought the whole suck per string was pretty funny. The awesome v. busy was something I threw in at the last minute as filler.

    Well, at least vegaas is on my side. (I'm kind of new here, is this a good thing?)

  11. vegaas


    Nov 6, 2001
    Probably not. Dont think I have much of rep here. I just kind of come in, post my thoughts and go.
    I still need to become a supporting member. Memo to self, do this in the next month. I did however purchase and shirt and hat. Maybe once they arrive I take a pic of myself with them on, become a member and then use that as my avatar
    Ok rambling, but loved your list. Especially the 6 and 9.
  12. Wait wait wait, Your post kinda went into 8 directions. First you said you were getting an acoustic guitar, then you said it was a piccolo bass. Well what is it? A bass or a guitar??

    Sell out
  13. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    It is a well known fact among unexpurgated bottomcrawlers that there is no such thing as a
    'guitar', these are merely alto six string basses.

    These are designed primarily so one can practice
    pocket filling grooves and whompy power chords while enjoying the beach, or campus on a sunny day or whatever.

    Personally, I use a 12 string alto bass to exercise my arthritic fingers, but that is the total extent of the relationship. There is no other reason for the existence of such instruments.