Let's spread some musical misinformation

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


  1. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    Easy, just use A#.
     
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  2. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    I use Rotosound SM66N strings. This is not disinformation.
     
  3. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    GHS is going one better and getting better economies of scale by replacing all bass strings with a middle-of-the-road .70 string.
     
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  4. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    Are they each taxing a different note? E.g., Alabama A, California C? And are they double-taxing A♭ and C♭ or is B♭ the only double-taxed flat? If only B♭ is going to be taxed I see ways around this.
     
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  5. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    23 ft below sea level
    They'll be taxing chord progressions progressively.
     
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  6. Here in Texas, the Governor has declared, that there will be no State tax. But cities like Abilene, Beaumont, Cisco, Dallas, Edinburg, Fredericksburg, and Georgetown, are looking into individual city taxes. Sharp, and Flat taxes, are to be based on topography. Levelland, and Flatonia will tax only the flats. Cut and Shoot, and Point, will of course, go after the sharps. Ironically, Sharp, Texas, has decided, that with only 75 residents, still in the small town, trying to tax musical notes, would be counter intuitive. Since it would require the entire population, to tally any musical notes, played during the Sunday church services.
     
  7. People misunderstand when they hear the term "flat tax". Too many economists have used the term to mean a single tax rate for all payers when in fact it means taxing only flat notes. With the implementation of flat taxes, musicians switch scales to use only sharps except for jazz players who continue to use flats. However, since they make no money, jazz players are never subject to tax.
     
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  8. Also, because jazz players never change their strings, their instruments usually qualify for historic vehicle exemption after a landmark ruling by Justice Ol' Blin' Cat Carson.
     
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  9. from the FIG law book........ All guitar modifications must be registered at the Federal Instrument Guideline office no later than 3 business days after such modification is completed. Failure to register modifications in a timely manner can and will result in fines and imprisonment not to exceed the average length of time between gigs during this COVID pandemic....
     
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  10. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    23 ft below sea level
    Modifications normally make instruments more suitable for the genre their owners play.
    Gibson have another opinion. Any modification is strictly prohibited and will automatically lead to a lawsuit.
    Also, any modification may cause the headstock to spontaneously separate from the neck.
     
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  11. Finally science has answer the age old question " Why do I keep buying bass gear"
    it is call "bassistmusthaveit" syndrome it is a rare genetic disorder usually hereditary passed on by a parent or grandparent who had musical talent of some kind and the Y chromosome gets morphed into chromosome that looks like this some how the strand is read as bass pair instead of base pair.

    upload_2021-6-11_9-47-45-png.png hope this helps RTS :)
     
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  12. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    So you are saying you get it from your Dad? Gad!
     
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  13. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    So that also explains (on the bottom section) Gene Simmons, Gene Pitney, etc.
     
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  14. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    Werner von Braun was a Gibson player. It inspired him when designing Saturn V.
     
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  15. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    If the modification is for playing prog rock it's the average length of time between gigs or the average length of a number in your set list, whichever is longer.
     
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  16. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    There's a huge debate about those who play music in non-Western scales and how much they should be paying. It may lead to explosive growth in world music depending on the judgement.
     
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  17. Notice the large number of repeated bass pairs; explaining why you need to have multiple basses that others think are the same.
     
  18. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    They say we share 99% of our DNA with chimps, but a chimp isn't necessarily a good replacement for that sax player that just quit. Although it might be. If you are in a free jazz band, then it's probably indistinguishable, and slightly less likely to throw poop at the audience than the drummer.
     
  19. It might also explain why g*itarists feel they have to own a Fender Twin and a Bassman. In the '50s, they lobbied for a law that they stand 2' nearer the front of the stage, making them more important and deserving a better cut of the earnings, forcing bass players out of the tube amp market altogether. It's got so bad that many bassists have been relegated to class D amps. To save face, they claim to prefer them.
     
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  20. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    In medieval times the basse or basse de double (as it was spelled at the time) was tuned EGAD. Keith Richards has declined to say what tuning he used on guitar back then.
     
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