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Let's spread some musical misinformation

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

  1. Yes, but he remembers it happened in New Jersey in the 1960s...
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  2. Never put your cabinet upside down. It inverts the phase of your signal and will suck all the bass out of all the music.
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  3. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    And Bass being sucked out of music is one of the indicators of the Apocalypse.
  4. the reason John Entwistle never really moved much on stage is because he had an incontinence problem and any sudden movement would cause slight bladder leakage...... that's why he stood still while the rest of the band thrashed their instruments and microphones around
  5. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    David Steele of the English Beat danced in his idiosyncratic way because he'd forget to urinate before going on stage and would spend the entire set so desperate for a pee he wiggled all over the place.
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  6. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    It was also in the days before straplocks so he kept his guitar low to the floor in case it fell off the strap as it would minimise damage. Of course all those people in metal bands have been huge Berry fans and have also slung their guitars low. Pete Townsend started smashing guitars after he had a strap failure and his guitar fell and the neck broke off. The crowd started clapping ironically (much as people do when a waiter drops a plate) and he interpreted as a reason to keep breaking guitars.
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  7. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    Gibson guitar headstocks are designed to come off much like the tail of a skink will come off if you grab it. And like skinks it will grow back, although sometimes in a slightly different colour or texture to the original headstock. Most people are too impatient, though, as it only grows back half an inch per year.
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  8. Back in the day, guitars all came with a stock mouthpiece... these days if you want to use your guitar as a wind instrument you have to buy your own mouthpiece. the cost is so high now, few play the guitar as it was meant to sound.
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  9. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    Gibson basses were designed to get the indistinct sound of a wind bass without needing a mouthpiece.
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  10. Music Man basses were named for the musical (of the same name) in which a con man offers to train children in music but intends to skip town with the money. Leo Fender had intended to take orders for the bass and leave with the money delivering no basses. The plan fell apart when Ernie Ball offered to buy the company. Suddenly he had to deliver basses to complete the bigger con of selling the company.
  11. speaking of Musicman guitars ... the design was decided on after the design group had a wild Taco Bell party ...

  12. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    Members of the Rolling Stones and the Black Crowes are joining forces to create a new band called Stone The Crowes. The first single will be a version of Lonnie Donnegan's "My Old Man's a Dust Man" with the B-side of "Doing the Lambeth Walk".
  13. I see they are making really short scale basses these days....

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  14. mikeoso

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    ...and thus was developed the flea bass.
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  15. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    There is no guitar on Jeff Beck's studio recordings--he actually plays it all on a kazoo.
  16. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    It's not even Beck, it's Bill Oddie, session kazooist, as Beck was too busy to fit in the recording sessions, but Oddie is known as 'one take Bill'. Tim Brooke-Taylor's swanee whistle got mixed out of Hi-Ho Silver, though.

    Beck returned the favour to Oddie by playing guitar on Funky Gibbon, though.
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  17. Science now has a cure for those who are fretless... no longer will you have to comb-over your frets!
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  18. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Jaco sometimes played Warwick 981B4D39-BD2E-45D9-A2B1-7F25F6B5E8E5.
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