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Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by the Arsonaut, Aug 27, 2012.


  1. Democratic, naturally

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  2. Republican, of course

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  3. how can playing bass be so divisive? It's tearing our great nation apart!

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  1. the Arsonaut

    the Arsonaut

    Aug 27, 2012
    Haven't been on this site since its baby days, when the information superhighway was a new, and decidedly pornographic place...
    Talkbass, and it's slightly retarded uncle, Harmony Central, were havens for those who wanted to share in the secret craft
    of shaking buildings.
    In those days, I posted as Sunn880, a common figure on the old stonerrock/fuzzrock.com forum.

    Well, to keep it short, I've been busy.
    For Science.

    Played over 2000shows, from halls to basements, festivals to dive bars.
    Booked a lot of them, too.
    Played with Rockers, Rastafarians, hipsters (before they were hip), burnouts, deadbeats, popstars, punx, savants,
    messianic death cult hippies (it was a long weekend)...
    ...and I'm fairly certain I hated every minute of it.

    Built basses, modded basses, turned a 5 string into an 8string, turned a "I'll throw this in, to sweeten the deal" into a
    $2000 Rickenbacker 4008 (here's a hint, what came in 3 body parts when I found it).
    Built amps, modded amps. Ditto, effects.
    Flipped instruments/amps/effects.
    For Science.

    My last touring GO bag included needle nose pliers, soldering iron, linesmen pliers, condoms, #1-#2 phillips, a dime (flathead),
    smokebombs, (2) speakon & (2)xlr connectors, (2) sets strings, and the better part of a carton of chesterfields.
    Ran out of chesterfields and E strings.

    I broke the retail music store's cardinal rule, and played bass through guitar amps...for years...ask me how!

    You'll find me in Connecticut now, and I run a club. For how long, who knows.
    Since we only book original music, we are not a safe zone for meatheads.

    At this time, I am learning about digital audio and Trigonometry.

    Philosophy:
    I'm more Occam's razor, than, burma shave.
    Why not, rather than, Why.
    and yet, I do not suffer fools kindly, lightly, nor silently.

    if I had a tribute bass, its features would be:
    " on fire, and OH **** IT'S HEADING RIGHT FOR US "
     
  2. pete rallis

    pete rallis

    Feb 13, 2011
    its nice to be a party of one....LOL
     
  3. Staredge

    Staredge

    Aug 7, 2010
    Germantown, MD

    Pure win.
     

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