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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Flatty Banks, Aug 16, 2009.
All good bros.
There are millions of kids walking around wearing Miley Cyrus t-shirts. Do you feel humiliated for not wearing one?
Play what you like (unless it gets you fired/not hired). Don't spaz
Haha, you make a point. Also; if you want to give me one of your basses, I'm all ears.
While the image of a person composed entirely of ears both intrigues and disgusts me, I'll have to decline
It's all in the mind mate. Like me until recently, you're being overly self-critical. (Having NLP sessions).
Does it sound good? Does it feel good? Do you get compliments? If yes, stop worrying.
Only if you're playing it in front of people
Yes, yes, and yes.
This whole thing just sparked up when some kid at a Reggae festival, playing his 4' Stingray laughed at my bass. I don't know, I guess I'm self conscious. I have to say, though, my skill level in Dub was far superior.
Judge for yourself:
The only thing factory is the body.
I recently did a gig on the Waianae side of Oahu, where every other band was a local Reggae/Hawaiian type deal. Very heavily influenced by dub. All the dudes there were playing really cheap 4 strings. I showed up with my LEJ 6 string, and every other bass player commented that they wished they could have one like mine.
Play what you've got, and play it well.
Humiliated? I think you should be absolutely destroyed... Burn the Brice, right away, and go buy yourself a cheap Beatle bass! Hurry, before it's too late for you!
Aw, man- I didn't know that was part of the deal
Your website's pornographic, with all those Elrick photos.
Tell me when you have one for sale, seriously. I can't afford a new one.
I guess it's just the fact that I've never seen a Reggae player EVER play a 6'er or a fretless. Is that because they can't afford more strings?
What a great piece of advice! Imagine how the number of lame and unnecessary posts would be reduced if so many TBers didn't 'spaz'. On second thought, where would the entertainment value be?
Worrying about another bassist laughing, is a great way to end up making a stupid decision you will regret. The guy laughing is an @$$hole, plain and simple.
Like another TB'er said, if instrument choice means losing or gaining a gig, that is another issue. The question then is how much does the gig pay, can it lead to anything, and how serious about music as career are you?
Your response: "Yeah, I graduated from four strings quite a while ago. Sixers are harder to play, but I get a lot more versatility out of it." They're the ones to snicker at.
Should you be humiliated to play a 6 string?
Only if you play it badly
I really don't play it badly; but am I really looking that goofy?
why should you care? If the bass sounds great, then the bass is great. If it looks great to your eyes, then it looks great.
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