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Seeing/Hearing other players playing YOUR basslines...?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Smooth_bass88, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 Groove it

    In the course of being a working musician this will happen from time to time. It's happened to me 3 times in the last few months...I do a record with someone but I'm unavailable for their gigs due to scheduling conflicts. Somehow though I end up seeing them live or on a web video, someone playing my basslines. Kinda weird/cool I guess, but also funny when they don't quite nail it.

    Anyone else?
  2. Lichtaffen


    Sep 29, 2008
    Rhode Island
    It's happened to me before and it will happen again very soon... Just got kicked out of a band because the singer/leader's wife is a Yoko. Let's see if the next dude can play the lines as well as I did.
  3. I heard my basslines come from outer space and appear on a gizmo in the dash of my car once or twice. Freaks me out every time.
  4. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I had Willie Weeks do mine on songs I cowrote, no complaints here.;)
  5. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    A number of years ago when I was playing and writing for an avant-jazz band I had to miss a gig due to family issues. We knew another local bassist who had the chops and correct frame-of-mind to be able to sub for this sort of gig (it was not the sort of material someone can just walk in and sight-read or simply learn by rote; it required a particular understanding of the music's impetus and poetic conceit) so we recruited him, I gave him all my charts plus some CDs and he had 3 or 4 rehearsals with the band then did the gig.

    Afterwards I asked him how it went and he said "I dunno man, it felt kinda...dirty, like I was sleeping with your girlfriend."

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