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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bilboom, Jul 30, 2012.
Ok guys let's post bass myths and say if it is true or false!
Might as well get it started with with a bang: wood makes no difference in tone.
LOL or 'a P bass can do everything'.
Can o' worms!
Strings through the body give more sustain than through the bridge.
You can't slap a rick.
Fender is better than Squier.
Small hand limits your ability.
First 4 tha came to mind... many more I'm sure to come.
The more expensive a bass is, the better it is.
The better a player is, the more expensive their bass should be.
High mass bridges always improve tone.
You need more than 4 strings.
Active basses are better than passive basses.
The tone is in yer hands.
The type of finish affects the tone.
Picking limits you.
Flats are unilaterally better.
Neck through basses are of higher quality than bolt on, because they sustain more.
The bass with the highest number of knobs and switches is the best.
Bass is easier to play than guitar.
Louder is better.
The audience notices the difference between your boutique, custom made super speshial amp and anyone else's average amp.
A Bass player is a frustrated guitar player, specially if he uses distortion.
Bass players get all of the chicks!
Oh wait, that is no myth, that is the straight up truth!
You have to have more than 34" to get a good B.
Bass is a fish.
You need a 35 plus scale to get a tight defined B. (it helps but its not a rule set in stone).
You can't mix cabinets with different speaker cone sizes, if you do the audience will faint from such a lousy sound.