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Ideal bass player appearance

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Bobro, Apr 17, 2019 at 7:06 AM.

  1. Bobro


    Feb 22, 2018
    Maribor, Slovnia
    Below, on the left, is how I always envisioned my ideal bass player to look. (pictured here with his main squeeze girlfriend, in the violet getup. His bass would be a homemade hippie sandwich that weighs as much as a Chevy Big Block engine and he'd play through an Ampeg rig the size of a hunting cabin)

    ...and here is a picture of my actual bass player. Her bass is an acoustic, about the size and weight of a dreadnought guitar, plays through the little new Ampeg BA-1, but working on getting her a BC Rich Mockingbird fretless. At my age I should know better than to get romantically involved with a band member, and stick to heavyset older dudes with a beer gut and socks and sandals as bass players, as God intended bass players to be, but hey, watcha gonna do?
    my bass player and co-singer>>> lepa urska.

    ˇˇˇˇǎppearance of ideal bass playerˇˇˇˇ Fair enough representation of my singingˇˇˇˇˇˇ
    ideal bass player.
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  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    This is TalkBass. The ideal bass player look is cargo shorts, sandals, a goofy Hawaiian camouflage shirt, and one of those lame Kangol hats turned backward.
  3. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

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  4. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    True dat. Do I get a number? ;)
  5. Bobro


    Feb 22, 2018
    Maribor, Slovnia
    Yeah, that's pretty much along the lines of how I always envisioned my ideal bass player to look! Wide wale corduroy bell bottoms would be better than cargo shorts, though. And massive sideburns, goes without saying. And brings bottles of their own homebrew to practice, that's another ideal. Mine tends to bring fine dank, though, can't complain about that. Also, she can sing down into the vocal bass range doing that Mongolian throat/overtone singing thing, which sounds f-n *killer* with rock music, and is kinda shocking coming from a thin pretty white girl.
  6. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
  7. jeffb28451


    Aug 6, 2006
    Leland NC
    That’s it. I’m selling the Ric.
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  8. 4 Strings Good

    4 Strings Good

    Mar 6, 2014
    No one comes to see the bass player, so ideally you'd want to appear subdued, elegant and understated. Like this:

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  9. DoctorZee

    DoctorZee Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2018
    New York / New Jersey
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  10. jnsnj


    Sep 5, 2015
    We need TEDx Talkbass, the first lecture could be Khaki to Camo; The right cargo short for every occasion.
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  11. B-Lo

    B-Lo One day I'll figure out how to play this thing... Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2017
    Northern Alabama
    I thought that was Uma Thurman at first glance.
  12. don't forget the Air Dads.
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  13. Charlzm

    Charlzm Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Sorry, I'm a cargo shorts guy.

    Goes without saying that I have those, to the point of them being mutton chops. Actually, I think of it more as a beard with two channels the width of my razor shaved into it.


    Who knew I was so close to someone's ideal?
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  14. And I

    And I Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    Witchtown, MA
    It is Urška Gajšt

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  15. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Clare Kenny has it down IMO.

  16. LordRyan


    Dec 9, 2012
    Here are some looks for older Bassists to aspire to.
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    Last edited: Apr 18, 2019 at 1:58 AM
  17. dtsamples

    dtsamples Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Wilmington, DE
    Don't forget the goatee and jazz bass pulled up to neck level
  18. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    I wish my bandmates would also work toward getting me better gear. So far, all they have for me is disparaging comments, but boy do they have lots of that!
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  19. RP27


    Sep 13, 2015
    1B5CB417-8A71-4A30-AD6D-0980E04ED070. Perfect thread to use this hilarious meme.
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