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Myths: is truth that...??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bilboom, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Bilboom


    Apr 22, 2011
    Ok guys let's post bass myths and say if it is true or false!
  2. mdogs

    mdogs Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    Cary, Il
    Might as well get it started with with a bang: wood makes no difference in tone.
  3. peledog

    peledog Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    LOL or 'a P bass can do everything'.

    Can o' worms!
  4. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    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. :)
  5. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    deviated prevert
    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.

  6. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    You need more than 4 strings.
  7. Active basses are better than passive basses.
  8. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    The tone is in yer hands.
  9. The type of finish affects the tone.
  10. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    Picking limits you.

    Flats are unilaterally better.
  11. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Neck through basses are of higher quality than bolt on, because they sustain more.
  12. The bass with the highest number of knobs and switches is the best.
  13. Tom_RCJ


    Jan 4, 2010
    Cardinal, Ontario, Canada
    Band is sponsored by Trinity Amps and Sennheiser.
    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.
  14. A Bass player is a frustrated guitar player, specially if he uses distortion.
  15. Bassist Jay

    Bassist Jay

    Dec 28, 2009
    Sterling, CO.
    Bass players get all of the chicks!

    Oh wait, that is no myth, that is the straight up truth!
  16. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    You have to have more than 34" to get a good B.
  17. Alrod


    Apr 7, 2012
    Bass is a fish.
  18. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    You need a 35 plus scale to get a tight defined B. (it helps but its not a rule set in stone).
  19. You can't mix cabinets with different speaker cone sizes, if you do the audience will faint from such a lousy sound.

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