Most worthless Bass-Related product ever?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by DigMe, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    As I was perusing the August issue of Bass Player I came across page 26 and I had to look back at the front and make sure this wasn't the notorious April issue. Why?

    I saw this product:

    That's's a piece of plastic designed to help you "build your calluses."


    Is this something that anyone would actually need or use? Personally I think the most productive way of building calluses is practicing.

    Here's a line from the website:

    "There are so many reasons for stringed instrument players to own one."

    The best reason that they give following that is that it has a handy keyring to attach your keys to.


    brad cook
  2. yeah...they had little slides you could attach to your "GripMaster" hand exceriser thing to build was basically the same thing,it had lines on it,and thats it...

    I think that is one of the most worthless things you could buy...

    goto musicansfriend...and look at "Practice Tools" they have all kinds of worthless crap that you can waste your money on...


  3. Most worthless bass product?

    Picks! :D

    aww, i'm sorry.. it had to be said sooner or later! :p

    :rolleyes: :smug:
  4. Jontom


    Mar 11, 2002
    New York
  5. PICK


    Jan 27, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Nice to know im loved!!! :spit: :bawl: :D
  6. Awwh, I still wurb you, PICKYpoo :D

    Can i play wid duh' kitty kat now??

    :D :D
  7. PICK


    Jan 27, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Feel free!!!
  8. Yay!

    Here puddy cat, here kitty!


    AAAH!! :eek:
  9. *hugs PICK* it's ok buddy,we all love you;) :p

    mmmm! is that new conditioner you're using in your hair? smells like a damn fruit basket:p

  10. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Finger weights are hilarious too, especially at a price of 40$ per 5 pcs. :p
  11. what about those darn blasted tiny enny weeny basses for little guirlies?

    the ones with 6 strings and big ol' pointless marshall stacks?

    yeesh! what people will do for money!

    will pull down pants for a doller!!

  12. I used to have problems with my calluses when I played guitar a lot. I basically made my own version of that, consisting of the rough side of an Intel 486 processor.

    I actually found it quite useful - it was incredibly frustrating when the state of my fingers rather than the state of my mind would prevent me from getting a satisfying amount of practice. After a while I found the best solution was the guitar itself. Anyway, when I turned to bass my fingers seemed much happier.

    My problem was with the friction of the strings chewing up the skin rather than difficulty due to pressure. I would play moving octaves over a pedal E for a few minutes and have to take a three hour break when it started hurting. This thing wouldn't be much good for that.
  13. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Well, this isn't so much a bass-related product, but on the subject of calluses, I've heard that lightly gliding your finger over the very tip of a flame(so that you don't burn your finger, just kind of get it a little toasty. That's supposed to make your calluses tougher. But I couldn't care less. you want tough calluses? PLAY!
  14. yea, that works, WR!

    I don't do it anymore, but if i was out with my buds and that bored id do that. :)
  15. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
  16. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Any "Fretless Simulator" effects patch.
  17. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    OK, let's get it over with......Fieldy!
    (You knew SOMEONE was going to say it eventually.)
  18. I like mine:(

    It's neat....:bawl:

  19. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    I've tried several multi-effects that had these (fretless simulators). It wasn't that they were such bad impressions, so much as they just sounded too much like an effect rather than a fretless.
  20. I use mine on the Zoom506 Matt gave me,and I really dig it...


    its just me I guess