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So this is the life of a TOP session player?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by pasta4lnch, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Maybe that's why his bass playing has always bowled me over when I hear it.
  2. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    Some engineers will do anything to get the right reverberant field on a miked cab...
  3. Hey, I stuck am acoustic guitar player in the crapper once. But it was more for amusement than "capturing the room" :D
  4. Portphilia


    Jun 8, 2012
    I thought Jim Morrison was the only one who did his takes in the bathroom??
  5. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    At least Lee gets to sit on a chair!
  6. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    And when nature calls he can move over to the other seat without missing a lick.:smug:
  7. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Based on the wallpaper and carpet, it looks like the bathroom at a nice hotel. They must have needed to do some tracks bad. Either that or Lee had the runs and wanted to be close by just in case. Is that a mic right in front of his bridge? What is THAT supposed to do?
  8. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    And he just has to lean his head down a bit to use his built-in mute!
  9. didn't he use one of those small GK combos for a long time? that'd fit next to the throne . . . at least I'm not sure I want to think of an alternative :bag:
  10. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    As funny as that looks, lots of recordings were made in restrooms due to acoustics. I co-own and co-produce a radio show and we did some recordings where the DJ and microphone were in the bathroom. We joked that he could take a shower or use the toilet while he recorded. The quality of the sound in that room was the best for our recording purposes.
  11. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    I have never been to a hotel that has a wicker hamper in the corner of the bathroom... I am guessing it is somebody's house but I don't go to many classy hotels...
  12. rust_preacher


    Dec 17, 2009
    Could be a restaurant - last minute cramming the basslines?
  13. ACalbass


    Dec 16, 2011
    What is this called ? The hangover sessions??
  14. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    I'm thinking of putting our drummer in the crapper... Thats how loud he is.
  15. sobie18


    May 5, 2002
    Shaw AFB, SC
    Shoot, I've heard some bands with drummers so bad, I was beginning to think that they put some boots in the dryer, turned it on, and put a couple of room mic's on it... :crying:
  16. actually might make sense if he's got an amp in there. not a lot of places that have that many rooms to iso. . .
  17. I told my old singer his drumming sounded like somebody threw a brick in a washing machine... it really did. That kind of noise where you can almost tell where the next hit is going to be, but it comes either way too early or way too late. He said he was "creative"
  18. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    That makes no sense.
  19. [​IMG]

    Isn't that a direct box in the lower right side of the picture? This is an insult to Mr. Sklar!!!

    Actually, I don't know what it is... It kind of looks like a snake box, and it looks like there might be an amp set up just out of view to his right. It's just funny to think that they were somehow punishing Mr. Sklar for being bad or something. "GO SIT IN THE BATHROOM AND THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU DID! Oh, and take your bass, too."