Let's spread some musical misinformation

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


  1. It was in the 80s that many guitar amp companies used bad wire in their products that ended up giving all the guitar and bass players nasty shocks .... The 80s are also known for the fad of BIG FUZZY hair ....
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  2. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    23 ft below sea level
    That's how the term Hair Metal came about.
    In the 70's first experiments were carried out, resulting in mohawks.
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  3. I remember guys like this, and the girls had even bigger hair...
     
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  4. Simba called. He wants his hair back.
     
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  5. zontar

    zontar

    Feb 19, 2014
    J-5
    (Not misinformation)--My hair can look like that without product or treatment--if I let it grow a few more months--maybe less.

    (Back to thread)
    Using solid state amps makes you go bald, especially if you use pedals that are not true bypass.
     
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  6. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    Indy
    The Gene Deer Band
    all bass are same
     
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  7. The wiring issues not only caused big fuzzy hair issues, it was responsible for many lead singers screaming at the top of their lungs. The wiring was also sub-par in microphones.
     
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  8. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    23 ft below sea level
    If string manufacturers would produce strings from pre-stretched wire, strings would never die. So they don't.
     
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  9. They also have the technology to manufacture strings, pre-tuned. But due to musician’s union rules, which require a certain amount of time for tuning, in the contract, bass players are forced to fiddle with tuners. The same is true of amps, mixers, etc. they can easily be preset, so every band can simply plug and play. Union rules require the band do a “sound check” to give the audience, the illusion, that being a musician, requires extra hours of dedication.
     
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  10. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    23 ft below sea level
    The music industry requires musicians to tune 10 cents lower, so they can speed up the recording for commercial reasons.
     
  11. one wood, tone is in the fingers, etc. is all nonsense.

    If you want the best tone, you need to make sure you lick every connection. From plugging in your instrument, to connecting the amp head and cabinet, and even the power cord. Best done with power on.
     
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  12. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    REM stands for Really Egregious Mimes. Which refers to any mime, to be honest.
     
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  13. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    Thanks for posting that. Previously, I'd assumed that the spandex in those tight trousers simply squeezed all the hair out of the top of the head instead of where it might otherwise have ended up. But now I know the truth.
     
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  14. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    23 ft below sea level
    Output jacks of guitars and basses need to be lubricated regularly, so the cable jacks can rotate freely.
     
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  15. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    All jacks should be lubricated regularly, e.g. Jack White, Jack Cassady. The former with olive oil, the latter with butter.
     
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  16. Along with lubrication, plugs need a condom unless you want a bunch of ukuleles running around the stage!
     
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  17. Ruins the feel of the music.
     
  18. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    Indy
    The Gene Deer Band
    Sting is so old that he has lost his sting. He now goes by "Stung".
     
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  19. His name came about because of his habit of forgetting deodorant. The guys called him stink; it was cleaned up to sting by the label.
     
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  20. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    Indy
    The Gene Deer Band
    His first solo album was originally going to be titled "No Sweat".
     
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