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Let's spread some musical misinformation

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by pklima, Sep 26, 2013.


  1. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    lead singer/lead guitar
     
  2. Skeeter1

    Skeeter1

    Oct 24, 2012
    Bass is a very resonant instrument. The vibrations It puts out causes the bass amp volume and gain knobs to vibrate and increase over time. That is why the sound guy cant just set the level at sound check, he must gradually decease the level of the bass in the mix during the performance to counteract the natural volume increase of the bass amp. The vibrations only cause the bass amp to increase in volume so the sound guy must only decrease volume at the board, NEVER increase.
     
  3. Flabass

    Flabass Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    St. Petersburg
    I am a bass guitar god.
     
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  4. hotrodjohn

    hotrodjohn Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    Eddie Van Halen recorded all the bass parts on the latest album, not Wolfie......

    Ummm ...... well ......ummmmm.....wait a minute......let's see......maybe need others to check me on this......
     
  5. In China, they string basses GDAE. Weirdos.
     
  6. Dave Curran

    Dave Curran Lilduke

    Jul 27, 2013
    NEPA
    it only looks that way from where your standing.
     
  7. Tx Basser

    Tx Basser

    Jul 21, 2012
    Texas
    Downloading and file sharing of music does not hurt anyone.
     
  8. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    The original guitar was actually a Crocodile. It was invented when the Mighty Ecuban's spleen exploded, due to a mixture of Cactus Juice and Electric Eel. It was tuned to the key of R#, because back then they had a lot more keys, for religious reasons. You had to belong to a cult that ate every fifth child you had, in order to have the right to a toothbrush. Most families would hide their fifth child, not realizing they had sealed the fate of their sixth by doing so. This resulted in a small tear in the Earth's crust, from which poured blues tunings, and small, anthropomorphic marshmallows, who formed the very first government. It was only after they discovered graham crackers that the keys of R, Q, X and 7 were abolished, and they started using a tuning that was still radically different from the tunings we use today. Music was not considered good unless it caused milk to curdle, and that's how yogurt was invented.
     
  9. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Hahaha.....some scary imagery there!
     
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  10. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    So I guess it's not Miley Cyrus playing over the yogurt factory loudspeakers these days?
     
  11. Ronbassman

    Ronbassman

    Jun 1, 2011
    The metal used to make bridges, frets, tuning pegs, and pickups of the first Fenders was taken out of the fenders of old cars. That's why the named the company Fender.
     
  12. skychief

    skychief

    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    You stand to gain untold benefits by mixing drivers in your cab. Comb filtering and other bizarre anomalies were secretly contrived by stupid, uneducated sound engineers. If only they knew the truth!
     
  13. ddhm

    ddhm

    Mar 18, 2011
    Memphis Tn USA
    The key of R# was adopted by pirates after the crusades.
     
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  14. GlennW

    GlennW

    Sep 6, 2006
    Jimi Hendrix couldn't read music, so he invented the TAB system.
     
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  15. I'd like to live in your world for awhile...

    And on an unrelated note, if you play death metal while NOT wearing black, the earths rotation begins to slow in direct proportion to the tempo of the song. Continued play will result in the rotational force of the earth being inadequate to overcome the suns gravitational pull, resulting in the earth performing a Death Spiral into the suns inferno. This, of course, may be what the song was originally about...
     
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  16. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    I thought Miles Davis invented tab FOR Jimi Hendrix because he couldn't read music and they wanted to collaborate.
     
  17. Space Pickle

    Space Pickle

    Apr 15, 2013
    I am a bass guitar god.
     
  18. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
    Bassist should only play the root notes of whatever the guitarist is playing.
     
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  19. Milk

    Milk

    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada

    Also, the more notes you play, the better the song is.
     
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  20. Kmonk

    Kmonk

    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    Geddy Lee is really a woman.
     
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