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If Bob Ross were a bass player, what would he play?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by CGramazio, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. CGramazio

    CGramazio www.freebassing.com

    Jan 20, 2011
    Gilbert, AZ
    It's come to my attention that we need a Bob Ross thread . . . So I must oblige.

    With that in mind, as the subject states - If Bob Ross were a bass player, what would he play?

    And to paraphrase a bit, remember there are no wrong answers here . . .

    I'll post my thoughts on his bass of choice at a later date.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2020
  2. Koshchei


    Mar 17, 2019
    Peterborough, ON
    A Bootsy Star Bass. Isn't it obvious?
  3. graphics1988

    graphics1988 Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2014
    Ontario Canada
    ...it would start out as a happy tree, THAT's for sure!!
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  4. Jeff Hughes

    Jeff Hughes

    May 3, 2020
    70s Precision with, ironically enough, the paint worn off. But it was brown or walnut before.

    Old painter’s pallet converted to a pickguard.

    Denim guitar strap.
    danesdad, Jim Nazium, DTRN and 25 others like this.
  5. Prof.Dr.Metz


    Mar 26, 2009
    I'm watching him right now on you tube!
    He'd play a natural finish p bass with a hand painted pick guard
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  6. Drifter8230


    Sep 4, 2020
    I'd agree! Either that, or a BC Rich Warlock :bassist:

    Oh...maybe he'd play a Ritter...
  7. Skokiaan


    Jun 19, 2004
    New Jersey
  8. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
    He really plays bass, actually:

  9. Drifter8230


    Sep 4, 2020
    Oh, actually, if anyone's ever really paid attention, Bob Ross was missing the finger tip for his left hand (I believe). It would have to be his left hand because the Air Force probably wouldn't have taken him with a missing trigger finger :D

    I bet this wouldn't slow Bob down though.
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    Hummergeist Commercial User

    Jul 21, 2020
    Ableton Live tutorials and product reviews for Music Tech magazine.
  11. dalkowski

    dalkowski Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    Happy little Mothman
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  12. wmhill

    wmhill Suspended

    Aug 20, 2012
    upstate NY
    MTD basses endorsed artist Bartolini pickups emerging artist TECAMP bass players gear endorsed
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  13. BassFishingInAmerica


    Jul 24, 2014
    Apparently, this is a real pedal.
    Winslow, lark_z, dr doofie and 27 others like this.
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    See, cuz they're paintbrushes.
  15. Drifter8230


    Sep 4, 2020
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  16. WillyWonka

    WillyWonka Fretless with a pick Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
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  17. Esteban Garcia

    Esteban Garcia bassist, arranger, aelurophile Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Portland, OR
  18. Helix

    Helix California U.S.A.

    May 29, 2015
    A Tele

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  19. two fingers

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

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    It would he made of man-made fibers. Bob would never condone the chopping down of happy little trees.
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  20. ArtGuy9516


    Apr 10, 2012
    Richmond, VA
    A hippie sandwich?
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