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My Favorite Strings

Discussion in 'Bass Humor [DB]' started by dar512, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. dar512


    Mar 25, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    No this is not in the wrong forum. It's a group project -- because I'm too lazy to finish it and because I don't know anything about DB strings.

    I figure those who really know the terrain ought to be able to tack on a bunch more verses. So write your own verse and add it to the end.

    Anyway, here is my start on "My Favorite Strings" to be sung to the tune, of course, to "My Favorite Things" from R & H "Sound of Music":

    My Favorite Strings

    Velvets for jazzers and Flexos for classics
    Spiros project well and guts are elastic
    Thomastik Mittels will make your bass sing
    These are a few of my favorite strings.

    When the GAS bites or my sound stinks, intonation's bad.
    I simply remember my favorite strings and look in the for-sale ads
  2. Surly


    Feb 2, 2007
    South Florida
    clever ;)
  3. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Awesome... finish it up, and then we'll tie down Uncletoad and tattoo it on his back.
  4. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001

    Cheap Obligatos and Evah Pirazzis
    DD's and Gamuts for gut purist nazis
    Animas that make my poor wallet go "schwing"
    These are a few of my favorite strings
  5. dar512


    Mar 25, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Excellent! :D
  6. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Shopping for bass strings is driving me crackers
    Maybe I'll just go and buy some weed whackers
    Why couldn't I just have learned how to sing?
    Then I'd have no need for all of these (*!$#+#) STRINGS
  7. bassist14


    Oct 17, 2005
    Frogs on green basses make strings wet and sticky
    Unwinding eudoxas, oh boy what a pity
    Better try eurosonics made of plastic
    They feel like gut and sound also fantastic
  8. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Slight OT... those are really happenin' strings, one of my students has them. BIG sound.

    OK.. back to the fun.
  9. bassist14


    Oct 17, 2005
    Marcus in Ha´iku he play bass with spiro
    only thomastik from vienna to kairo
    This is no sonnet nor is it a haiku
    But spiros work everywhere so as i do
  10. bassist14


    Oct 17, 2005
    Heli- and hardcore and flexo and sexy
    Remind me of back then when i was in mexi-
    co where i met this girl who could slap like hell
    She made the bass sound like ringin the church bell

    ok´i think i have to go to bed now


    Mar 1, 2008
    you slap it, you pick it

    but wait just one tidbit

    flamboyant or humble

    these strings sure can rumble!:p
  12. Adam Booker

    Adam Booker Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Boone, NC
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario Strings, Remic Microphones
    My girlfriend wonders why I go so nutty
    but these eurosonics feel just like putty
    every two months the postmaster brings
    a brandy-new package of my new favorite strings

    they don't bow right
    they can't slap well
    and the pizz just stinks
    I'll look up in talkbass and see what toad thinks
    and then it won't be
    so bad
  13. Sam Sherry

    Sam Sherry Inadvertent Microtonalist Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2001
    Portland, ME
    Euphonic Audio "Player"
    Then there are players who use only Spiros
    Year after year they just watch as the time goes
    "Sound's in your fingers and not other things,"
    Say all these folks with just four fave-rit strings!

    When the sound bites
    When the gig stinks
    When they're feeling sad
    They simply remember that it's their own fault
    And they they will feel . . . so bad!
  14. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
  15. Bobby King

    Bobby King Supporting Member

    May 3, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
    Steels on my Shen bass and guts on my Strunal
    Fender Precisions with old flatwound strings
    These are a few of my favorite things

  16. Phil Rowan

    Phil Rowan Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    Varicores, Belcanto and OFC on my Lang
    Farewell to Spiros, whose arco can't hang
    What might it be that the classifieds bring
    Do me a favor and invent the perfect string
  17. jgbass

    jgbass Guest

    Dec 17, 2003
    Heliocore Orchestrals need to be crisper
    Without Obligatos, and guts, I might get a blister
    Send me some strings that are a dream to play
    And I sure hope they last ten years and a day
  18. dar512


    Mar 25, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Bump for Christmas season. :D

    And because I'm thinking about new strings.
  19. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Geeze, I missed this the first time around. Nice work. I would think that with a nod to Sound of Music, this song needs to resolve in favor of Austrian string makers.

    As for corrupted XMas Music, I've been singing to my 4 month old and because I don't always know the right lyrics and because I'm a bit of a wiseass, this is what he's bound to grow up thinking is the bridge to "Winter Wonderland":

    In the meadow we can build a snowman,
    And pretend that he is Clifford Brown,
    He'll say "bring your axe and you can blow man,
    You should sit in when you come through town."

    Later on we'll conspire,
    As we sit in the diner...

    And so on. I know, he'll grow up thinking I'm a dork and he'll have a point.
  20. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Prices have gone through the roof so I reckon
    Spiro cores from year two thousand still beckon
    Gig after gig and not one's broken yet
    Just one more year and I'll try a new set

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