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Is it just me or does anyone else hate this line?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by AWillis93, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. AWillis93


    May 29, 2012
    Statesboro, Ga
    When ur playing a gig and some guy or girl in the audience walks up to you and "slapping the bass man." or someone sees u with your bass and says it does it ever get old to y'all or is this just me. Yea it was cool for the first 1000 times i heard it but no its gotten kinda old. Anyone else with me?
  2. JustinStrings


    Sep 7, 2012
    Slappin' da bass mahn!
  3. Slappin deh beyayce, moN!
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Eh, who cares? They meant it as a compliment.
  5. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    god yes... I had a friend who used to say it all the time, then I saw that movie. I told her to stop. Geddy Lee doesn't slap the bass, any real Rush fan knows that.
  6. skychief


    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    Ya it gets old. I tell them they should slap the dang drummer... he's the one who keeps speeding up the songs... sheesh..:atoz:
  7. With only about 10% of my playing being slap-style, I don't really get this line thrown at me, all that much, so I'm cool.
  8. Dash Rantic

    Dash Rantic

    Nov 12, 2005
    Palo Alto, CA
    With 0% of my bass playing being slap, I hear it all the time. Rather annoying. Didn't realize it was from a movie :/

  9. Steve Marquez

    Steve Marquez

    Feb 20, 2012
    Was just sitting in class today and two guys from across the room say, "hey Steve! Slappin da bass mon!!" It was kinda funny but I could maybe see it kinda sorta getting on my nerves in a decade or so.
  10. two fingers

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

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I have never seen the movie. But I just youtubed the clip. What an annoying (and not funny) piece of crap. And thank goodness no one has ever hit me up with that one. And now that I know what it came from, I really hope nobody does it from here on out. They would probably get offended at my response.

    "Maybe I slappa you fass mon!"
  11. Raymeous


    Jul 2, 2010
    San Diego
    Awesome! I almost cried on that one. Too funny. :D
  12. the wako kid

    the wako kid

    May 11, 2011
    I actually get that one thgrown at me a lot,but it doen't bother me,especially if I'm actually playing slap. it gets retarded when they actually try to imitate that movie when they say it. I was calling it slapping the bass for a couple years before that movie came out.

    totally unrelated,but I once had a vocabulary assignment for english class where I had to write a sentence for "Debase" so I wrote "I slappa debase."
  13. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies! Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    You should hear my 3 and 6 year old daughters say it! It will never get old.
    When she was 5 she wrote a note (I couldn't write in Kindergarten!)
    "Daddy's favorite things. Playing with his girls and Slappa Da Bass"
  14. capncal


    Apr 14, 2009
    i'm just stoked the know i'm holding a bass.
  15. I've honestly never heard those comments, ever.
  16. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

  17. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    My response would be:

    "You are confusing me with the guy who is always found in the bass section of a Guitar Center."
  18. MJ_Sotti

    MJ_Sotti formerly "Mike in Chicago" Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    I've been using this..."don't you think that's a little racist? Then I look at him all butthurt disgusted like.

    And like all today's comedic actors...Rudd and the other guy he hangs around with the "know how I know you're gay?" guy, The guy from the office Michael, Zak Gnrfakinakiganigaliuous (who was only funny in "Dog Bites Man") and most of those guys are funny for about one movie...then they play the same character movie after movie after movie. See Adam Sandler for reference.

    Now Will Ferrell? Never funny. Not for one minute. Jack Black, ditto.
  19. thats up there. the other one that bugs me is "more cowbell" we use cowbell in the intro to one song. the singer actually does the cowbell part and every time he gets it out you hear about 2/3 of the audience yell "more cowbell" and the other 1/3 yell "i got a fever"
  20. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies! Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    Well... that's what you get for using cowbell. ;)
    (my apologies to anyone who might actually BE a cow)

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