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Reverb Drinking Game

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by SLPimp, Jan 17, 2021.


  1. SLPimp

    SLPimp An Injury to One is an Injury to All Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2020
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Came across a listing today that forced me to shake my head. The bass had been "upgraded with flatwounds." Then the Reverb Drinking Game came to me, as if in a dream. Drink every time one of these is in an ad. Feel free to provide more.

    "Upgraded with (insert type of string here)."
    "Upgraded with block decals."
    "Short scales are perfect for kids and women." (I'm 6'0" and only play short scales)
    "One of a kind build" (with a price double the cost of the parts)
     
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  2. SLPimp

    SLPimp An Injury to One is an Injury to All Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2020
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    For the record, I like flats. But I don't consider strings an upgrade, just a tone choice.
     
  3. I’m just in this thread for the drinks...
     
  4. Bassaga

    Bassaga

    Sep 4, 2015
    "Perfect for beginners or advanced players!"
    "Excellent choice for anything from blues to heavy metal!"
    "__ - profile neck for improved comfort and fast playing!"

    *sigh* I long for a world where you can read an instrument's description and actually learn something about the instrument.
     
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  5. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    one of the ones I see that makes me LOL is:

    'tuned by a professional'

    This is one of those folks who thinks a 'setup' is a permanent thing.
     
  6. SLPimp

    SLPimp An Injury to One is an Injury to All Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2020
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    "Mint condition besides a few paint chips and some buckle rash. "
     
  7. 4 Strings Good

    4 Strings Good Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2014
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  8. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Other folks' butter must not be sticky, I find the 'plays like butter' statements offputting.
     
  9. What, you don't grease up your basses before playing 'em for extra lubricity?
    ;)
     
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  10. el jeffe bass

    el jeffe bass

    Nov 22, 2013
    New Mexico
    Only amateurs use butter, Jaco used chicken grease.
     
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  11. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    “Nothing wrong with it, just thinning the herd”
     
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  12. tkonbass

    tkonbass I'm just one of the out-of-focus guys.

    Mar 11, 2012
    St. Paul, MN
    "The best bass I've ever played/owned/touched, but I'm moving in a different direction."

    You could play this game in the TB classified and stay plastered 24/7.
     
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  13. Ostie

    Ostie

    Aug 1, 2018
    Mid MI
    “Strap and picks included”
     
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  14. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    "Vintage custom with upgraded neck"
     
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  15. If I'd taken a drink everytime I've heard this over the years I wouldn't have a liver. No body around here plays a short scale, except me I guess.

    Granted it's used a lot but this one actually makes sense to me. I guess it would be an entertaining game.
     
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  16. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Recently I included everything except a plectrum:
    case
    Ibanez gig-bag
    Ibanez strap
    instrument-cable (the cheapie that came with it)
    Snark Super Tight tuner

    I thought it would help the sale if I sold it as a ready-to-start package & the new price for the bass is one of the lowest for Ibanez solid-body instruments.
    It was The Fastest I've ever sold an instrument, but ironically to a guy who didn't need all those things. I felt obligated to include them however, since they were in the ad photo & mentioned.
     
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  17. Sean150

    Sean150

    Jul 18, 2018
    I can’t say I spend a lot of time in classifieds but I have had a couple of beers. I expect soon we will be seeing “vintage 200x _____” since were in the 2020s now. Along with the accompanying price of course :D
     
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  18. SLPimp

    SLPimp An Injury to One is an Injury to All Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2020
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    And soon enough pre Gibson Mesa amps and pre Korg Aggie stuff.
     
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  19. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    I know, I know, it’s a facet of the old Mike Myers/Linda Richman SNL skit that’s been run into the ground, but then again, would you want a bass that “plays like KY”?
     
  20. MYLOWFREQ

    MYLOWFREQ Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    As if it's going to be still in tune after shipment :)
     
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