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ok, I'm gonna be a whiny little bitch here, but...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bassinplace, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    Why do folks when selling a bass have a need to take a photo of it laying on the ground? On the ground! Lawn, outdoor deck, woodpile, what have you. That's no way to treat a thing of beauty! Give it the respect it deserves! :p Hurts me a little every time I see it. What a shame. Rant over. ;):p
  2. PazzoBasso


    Jan 21, 2011
    I was gonna say - STOP WHINING!!!

    But I kinda agree... I really don't care what folks to with their stuff, but have the decency to wear shoes if your unkempt feet are going to sneak into the picture...

    I wouldn't likely put my bass(es) in too many of those situations... and if i was snapping a few "sell shots" - I'd want to show it off in the best possible light & away from harm...
  3. preside


    Aug 7, 2010
    Scottsdale Az
    outdoor light??
  4. PazzoBasso


    Jan 21, 2011
    Figurative light.
  5. lfmn16


    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    I agree. I saw some ding dong with his bass leaning up against his brick house!

    As long as we're whining, I hate when an ad uses the word rare. Rare sunburst, rare color, rare year, rare this, rare that; and there are probably a dozen more just like it on TB and Gbase.
  6. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    that's why i photograph mine on my cow hide couch, because the couch is rare, but the bass isn't
  7. VitalSigns


    May 8, 2011
    Central NY

  8. matante


    Nov 3, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Agreed. If you lay your bass on concrete to take the "for sale" pic, it shows you don't bother to take care of it.
  9. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Nino Valenti always took pictures of his basses on the floor......and I'm pretty sure he takes pretty good care of them. Many of the professional pictures you see of basses are actually shot with the bass laying on the floor. Personally, I always take pictures of mine on the stand, but I've really never given a second thought to those that don't.
  10. matante


    Nov 3, 2003
    Los Angeles
    On a carpeted floor? On concrete?
  11. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Nino? Hardwood. I've not seen many people take pictures of a bass on a concrete floor, although laying one on a polished concrete floor would pose minimal risk.
  12. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    If I take pics of a bass on the ground, its in the grass where I have determined there are no sticks, mud, rocks, or dog poo. Otherwise, I take pics in a stand outside.
  13. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I agree when I see a bass photographed on concrete or any such material I walk away it doesn't make sense to me.
  14. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars

    I thought I was the only one who thought that way. I hate seeing someones hairy, crusty feet with crusty yellow toenails in the bottom of any picture.
  15. letsrumble


    May 23, 2010
    Agreed. I don't like seeing basses propped up against anything where they can get damaged. I just imagine the scratches and scuffs happening on the back side. :scowl: The feet thing is gross too, whether said feet are taken care of or not. :atoz:
  16. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    I prefer to float mine in the pool, giving a nice reflected overall sheen to the picture. It also cleans the bass a bit.
  17. The most questionable surface I've put a bass on to photograph was my deck (painted). Of course, I'm SUPER careful not to scratch anything. With poly finishes there less to worry about though. I've seen quite a few folks lay their bass on concrete and it freaks me out a bit.
  18. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    That one's a keeper! ;)
  19. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    I also don't like to see basses sitting on the strap pin. Just the idea of the bass being plonked down on that pin makes me shudder a bit.
  20. bolophonic

    bolophonic SUSPENDED

    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    These things aren't made out of silk, you know.