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Maybe I Overdid It--

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Ductapeman, Aug 12, 2019.


  1. Ductapeman

    Ductapeman Ringmaster and Resident Geriatric Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    The West Pole
    I started life as a drummer, but I got better
    An old friend, the first drummer I ever worked with, has a nice big place out in the countryside, and once a year he throws a big party for all the old (and new) musicians in the area. There are some very good cats who come to these bashes, and Sunday was the day. I haven't been playing regularly-- a day job can really knock it out of you-- but I never miss the chance to go pretend I'm 20 yrs old again. Maybe this time I had a bit too much fun-- but I've done worse, and it has been worth every little drop of pain. I'm really looking forward to doing it again next year! --But maybe I'll practice a bit more this time-- aah, who am I foolin'--
    Owie 8-11-19.
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2019
  2. Ductapeman

    Ductapeman Ringmaster and Resident Geriatric Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    The West Pole
    I started life as a drummer, but I got better
    Found a photo at the party of when I was actually 20 years old-- 1971? 20190811_161822. Damn thing rotated again--
     
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  3. Ouch /c:

    Maybe switch to a pick half way thru the set next time.... ???
     
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  4. Ductapeman

    Ductapeman Ringmaster and Resident Geriatric Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    The West Pole
    I started life as a drummer, but I got better
    Of course I didn't bring any with me-- I could have started with one--

    ETA: This also means I'm safe from being 'Bass Player Magazine's' editor--
     
  5. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi @Ductapeman,

    Yeeeow! It's too bad you couldn't rent some callouses for the gig. Sorry to see that. Ouch!


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
  6. Beersurgeon

    Beersurgeon

    Jul 16, 2010
    Denver
    Wow, that is some playing dedication! And ouch!!!
     
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  7. jblock

    jblock Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2004
    CT
    Just put some flats on the bass.
     
  8. dadglasser

    dadglasser

    Oct 11, 2009
    Being a computer nerd, it was easy to rotate your image:
    upload_2019-8-13_5-20-32.
     
  9. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Find a pick, man!!!! :D

    I love that blue JC bass!!!
     
  10. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi Ductapeman :)

    I see that you did the blood offerings! That' s Rock & Roll! :D

    Be yourself! Maybe don 't forget the ductape next time! :laugh:


    greetings

    Wise(b)ass
     
  11. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    Maybe I Overdid It--
    :laugh:

    well, now you have a 'badge'. better luck next year! :thumbsup:
     
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  12. micguy

    micguy

    May 17, 2011
    Blood in between the windings - you're gonna need a new set of strings.
     
  13. Admiral Akbar

    Admiral Akbar

    Mar 12, 2013
    New York
    That exact happened to me playing an outdoor wedding on upright on a sweltering humid July day a few years ago. The strings became so sticky (not from rosin either).. I had to finish the gig playing the upright with my thumb!

    (Now I carry silk tape in my gig bag to tape up my finger tips just in case.)
     
  14. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly. Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    Yikes!
    Bloodrock_album_1.
     
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  15. peter nicholas

    peter nicholas

    Aug 1, 2019
    ma, usa
    herco.
     
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  16. Ductapeman

    Ductapeman Ringmaster and Resident Geriatric Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    The West Pole
    I started life as a drummer, but I got better
    They still make the gray Herco roofing shingles? I've been looking for years-- the next best is the black Dunlop 1mm, in my mind-- always easier to play lightly with a heavy pick than the other way round--

    And thanks for making me laugh, guys! I've also used superglue on the fingertips as an artificial callus. It works-- for a while. Also very damn near glued my left hand together minutes before opening for Lydia Pense and Cold Blood-- but that, as they say, is another story.
     
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  17. BooDoggie

    BooDoggie Typical Dumb-ass with a degree

    Mar 29, 2014
    I've actually done the same thing many years ago. I was playing in a southern rock three piece band at the time. I didn't even realize I was bleeding until I saw red spots on my white pickguard and started looking for the source...
     
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  18. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Looks to me like playing with less “tug” on the strings would be a good idea. I have been working on letting the amp do the work so I don’t have to pluck hard.

    Lovely bass, btw!
     
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  19. Ductapeman

    Ductapeman Ringmaster and Resident Geriatric Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    The West Pole
    I started life as a drummer, but I got better
    I'm going to try using Science to remove as much as I can-- start with hydrogen peroxide, and progress through a couple enzyme detergents I know (I was trained in medical sterilization). These particular strings have a certain sentiment attached to them, which is worth a couple threads in its own right-- but I do have a spare set just in case.
     
  20. 7907B34C-E200-4EFE-A632-600178CA9F0B.
    I crushed hard on her in the late ‘60s. Loved the band, too. I covered You Got Me Hummin’ at bars and fraternity parties on guitar back then.

    Beautiful woman, great voice.
     

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