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Murphy's Law

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Wicked7Shark, Sep 4, 2001.


  1. Wicked7Shark

    Wicked7Shark Guest

    Jun 1, 2001
    lawton ok
    MURPHY'S LAW states that anything that can go wrong will go wrong.

    list of things that could go wrong with a gig and what could be done just in case.

    C
     
  2. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Active bass runs out of battery (happened to me once early on when I started) - solution: insert new batteries before an important gig or studio recording.
     
  3. forgetting the adapter to feed your wireless....
    ( happened to me once, had to play the gig with a 5m cord :( )
     
  4. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    You try a new set up and the head falls off the cabinet in the middle of a jam. You put it back on and find yourelf holding it up with your hip through the whole set until you get the brains to put it on a chair during the break.
     
  5. Murf

    Murf

    Mar 28, 2001
    Ireland
    Hey!! no fair its not my fault....honest...
     
  6. what can I
    do -- I gotta drummer named Murphy!
     
  7. I dont believe Murphy's law. It's not even a a law, it's a theory. So according to it, a convict with 3 arms and a pegleg will come in the door during one of my gigs and throw my bass out a window. Riiiighhht.
     
  8. say what ??
    woah.. my head has bumps and my cab has dents.. fits perfectly.. solid as a rock
     
  9. Wicked7Shark

    Wicked7Shark Guest

    Jun 1, 2001
    lawton ok
    I dont believe Murphy's law. It's not even a a law, it's a theory. So according to it, a convict with 3 arms and a pegleg will come in the door during one of my gigs and throw my bass out a window. Riiiighhht.



    hey it could happen: :eek:
     
  10. But WILL it happen?

    plus, me getting a gig is as impossible as it gets:p
     
  11. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Just changeing strings for a new gig, then popping one on the first song. remembering to bring everything, even an extra battery for your tunner, but forgeting your head.,,,,,,,.(thank god i didnt live to far away,,,,,it was are second gig, i was kinda nerous.) Getting really into a song, steping on your own cord, and yanking it out of your head.........i hate you murphy. the thorey, not the person......
     
  12. jvasquez18

    jvasquez18

    Sep 23, 2000
    S.E. 323, 13
    i think that the worst thing that could happen is playing in front of a crowd that hates your kind of music. happned to this one band, but they didn't care they kept on jamming as if they were playing the ampitheather and everyone loved them.
     
  13. foolfighter24

    foolfighter24 Guest

    Apr 22, 2000
    Arizona
    There's probably a band called Murphy's Law....I bet they have good luck!:rolleyes: :D
     
  14. Murf

    Murf

    Mar 28, 2001
    Ireland
    Murphy's Law of Thermodynamics:
    Things get worse under pressure.

    Murphy's Laws For BBS'ing

    If you fail to follow the advice of more experienced modemers and use the same password on every BBS you call, someone will steal your password and make lewd comments about the sysop's mother on the boards you WERE on.

    If you DO follow the advice of more experienced modemers and use a totally different password on every BBS you call, you will forget the password of the board where your date has left a message telling you where to meet them tonight.

    Your spouse, who rarely visits you at your computer, will stop by at the exact moment you've receive a flirtatious page from another user...You REALLY have never chatted with them before!

    You will always forget to disable call waiting when connected to a pay-by-the-minute BBS.

    A truely great BBS is either illegal, immoral, or long distance from you.

    If a file takes more than 30 minutes to download, someone in your house will pick up the phone within the last 15 seconds.

    No matter how neutral the topic, your message will offend SOMEONE.

    The first time you forget to scan your file downloads for viruses will be the first time in your life you'll actually get a virus.
     
  15. kcm

    kcm

    Jun 17, 2000
    Woking, Surrey.
    I bought a new Warwick and took it straight to a gig that same day. Half way thru the first song it cut out. I start poking and prodding the lead and jack input and turning the controls when the drummer shouts at me to check my amp. I turn round to find it pouring smoke out the back! Totally burnt out. Luckily the drummer lived 5 mins down the road and had a spare head (Kryten??)......amp that is!
     
  16. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Your moronic lead singer will try to dance around, and bump your headstock, knocking your bass out of tune. It will happen! :mad:
     
  17. a perefect example was the jimi hendrix experience's isle of wight gig where there were hells angels and a bunch of other really nasty group there and i'm sure that you know the rest of the story
     
  18. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    You're amp cable giving out the EXACT moment you hit the first note of the first song. :rolleyes:
     
  19. paski

    paski

    Sep 2, 2001
    Split, Croatia
    Uh don't even think about that. Unfortunatly I experienced it once. Taught i was gonna kill myself, but fortunatly i had a spare. Hope no one noticed we played a whole song without a bass :cool:
     
  20. Wicked7Shark

    Wicked7Shark Guest

    Jun 1, 2001
    lawton ok
    also being the tech for the band i have a good grasp on how to fix problems as they arise. my main problem is when somebody elses stuff goes out and then i have to trouble shoot it. seriously i don't know how the band would get along without me. battery goes dead on one of our guitarist's pedals and the're hitting their strings and nothings coming out and i walk over and thats the first thing i see is the weak battery light on their pedal and i just want to slap them. i have enough things to worry about than to have to worry about changing out other peoples batteries.