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Let's spread some musical misinformation

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

  1. He wanted to be like Roger Taylor. He didn't understand that Roger Taylor only went to dental school because he didn't get into medical school.
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  2. Roger Taylor, after a successful stint in Queen was looking to expand musically and went on to form another band Duran Duran with his close friend John Taylor (no relation). Because of the very different audiences, no one ever noticed that Duran Duran and Queen shared a drummer.
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  3. biguglyman


    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    Weird Al Yankovic was originally called "Strange Al" until somebody misheard his name and tried to choke him.
  4. Not to be confused with Westerners' Special K, often augmented with Nice Crispies of Snap Crackle and Pop.

    The rest of the band said "FUCHSIA THAT!", leaving Lars salmon upset. Their super-group psychologist rose to the occasion, suggesting everyone calm down and coral some positive vibes, but instead a glockenspiel was used by Lars to which the rest of the band gave him Pink Eye, causing Lars to blush.
  5. FLATS are used by bass players in the Eastern Hemisphere, but...

    APARTMENTS are used by bass players in the Western Hemisphere, despite the term "Flats" gaining popularity in the West.
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  6. The band was a manufactured outfit that was his bizarre idea with the working name Taylor Made. Roger was looking for a bunch of 'related' dummies to appeal to the lucrative Cornwall, Norfolk and Kentucky markets. Apart from his friend John, it turned out more difficult than he thought. 'Andy Tailor was a Cockney who could knock up a whistle and flute for 2/6 but had only a few guitar lessons from his mentor Andrew Ridgeley. Simon Le Bon Tailleur only spoke French so "Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo" was the only intelligible lyric in Hungry Like the Wolf. Nicola Taylor was a girl, requiring all the concealing skills of 'Andy and Simon to look slightly boyish, and owned no keyboard. On their 1st Top of the Pops appearance, she is seen miming on one of those late 70s comedy ties for Planet Earth. Off-set, she stole Elton John's electric piano (killing his career), gaining the soubriquet "Nick Rhodes". Taylor Made no longer worked and the name was changed by the time of their 2nd single.
  7. And therein lay the joke. They had planned to change names for each album with the name repeating the same number of times as the albums made. Thus, the second album was by Duran Duran. But for a clerical error at the record company, the third album was slated to be by Tony Tony Tony. The record label eventually recycled that name for another band.
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  8. Unsurprisingly, naming the band after the attack on Pearl Harbor resulted in the debut single sinking without trace in the important Hawaiian market.
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  9. Press Release, 27 January, 2021 — Tokyo
    Ibanez, working with Roland-Boss and Yamaha, are now testing the first prototype Shinkansen Pikkuappu ("bullet-train" bass pickups), derived directly from Japanese Trains-System Technology — specifically, the pickups are of the "rail" type and also utilise Mag-Lev technology. Several Ibanez and Yamaha basses are being tested with the new pikkuappu, in the wake of a three-year development process.

    A vintage Ibanez "law-suit" bass used to test pikkuappu.

    A bass-playing Densha Otaku (trainspotter) who works for Korg came up with the original concept, though Korg passed on the project but encouraged its development by its employee and others in the local music industry. The project was taken up by an avid group of Densha Otaku at Ibanez who reached out to other like-minded enthusiasts throughout the music industry. The rails were developed by a group of Senrou-Tetsu (rails and railway-ties enthusiasts) at Yamaha. With the help of Haisen-Tetsu (train-signals wiring enthusiasts) at Boss, the final pieces of the Shinkansen Pikkuappu completed the puzzle and prototypes were able to be made. In keeping with their Otaku passion, project participants had the prototype pickups made by Yamahiko in bright yellow with blue rails, as per the "Ierōdokutā" (Dr Yellow) testing & diagnostic train that keeps Japan's rail system on track and on time.

    Inspiration behind Shinkansen Pikkauppu, Japan's bullet-trains such as the "Dr Yellow" test vehicle.

    A side-effect of the mag-lev tech in the rails makes the test-basses feel lighter on their straps — testers claim to have endured long gigs without shoulder ache. A production schedule and public-release date has not been set, but owing to Roland's Suji-Tetsu (train-schedule & map enthusiasts) influence, the prototypes have proven to give any player of the Shinkansen Pikkuappu impeccable timing.
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  10. They also allowed me to move onto Speed Metal from plain old Heavy Metal.
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  11. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    23 ft below sea level
    There's still one problem to tackle: Kō den'atsu (high voltage). These pickups require a supply of at least 1000 volts to produce an output signal that meets the specs of contemporary amps.
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  12. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    The Gene Deer Band
    Family photo. Unfortunately, Pharoah Sanders was out of town when the picture was taken.

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  13. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    23 ft below sea level
    ...and the chickens were on the run.
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  14. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    23 ft below sea level
    Scientists recently discovered that humbuckers affect mental health.
    The opposed magnetic field induces magnetism into the iron in the blood.
    If the magnetized iron reaches the brain, it stimulates the braincells responsible for GAS.
    Some say that the humbucker is an evil invention to make us buy more gear than we need.
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  15. Because his fingers were always so greasy, Colonel Sanders had to give up playing the bass....
  16. Well that is conspiracy theory nonsense. The effect is absolutely the opposite and it happens with amps.

    The output transformer of a tube amp reduces amp gas. This is why people with tube amps aren't always chasing the next "great" solid state amp.
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  17. Ahh... I was wondering why it took 3 years and still hasn't been released yet.

    Maybe that's also why the Mollydooker pedal hasn't been released yet. An excerpt from the promo material:

    Developed in Australia, it makes any right-handed player to sound like a southpaw ( left-handed ) player, you too can sound just like Sir Paul McCartney, Doug Pinnick, Gerry Casale, Ken Casey, Karl Green, Joris Teepe... and many more!

    That'd be great! I'd leave it on Teepe setting most of the time with occasional Casale and McCartney stints. Or is that not how it works?
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  18. Eddie, Alex, DLR, and whoever the bass player was almost had a very different sound and name. After auditions, DLR's mother had actually scored the gig and the band was to be called Van Helen.
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  19. TUBE ROLLING — it works!

    It's not enough to roll them around on your kitchen table, living room coffee table or even ping-pong or pool tables... you gotta roll them a lot more than that!

    For a smooth glassy high-end, it's best to roll the tubes on a gymnasium floor or other similar hardwood surface, make sure it's clean though!

    For a touch of grit, rolling your tubes on freshly paved asphalt works wonders.

    For full on raunchy rock n roll distortion, only a rural gravel back-road will do.

    However you like to roll, avoid backwoods wagon trails or anything like that, especially after rainfall: rolling in mud makes your tone muddy — duh!
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  20. Geddy Lee has written a full album of material during the pandemic with the working title Workings of a Mind in Disease.

    Unfortunately, finding musicians to perform the material is challenging. Alex will play guitar, but he can't find a drummer who can keep up with time signatures including 8/7, 4/13, 3/3, 4/9, and 21/11.
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