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Stuff you hate to hear Bassists say

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Spanky, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. Ok, we have the topic of non bassist blunders, but Judge not, lest we be judged....hahaha! I know there are some tales of some stupid things that we have said, or have heard other bassists say to embarrass the rest of us?
  2. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    "i was practicing sight reading the other day and now i'm really good"

    And, the classic.. "i picked up the bass cuz it's easier MRAK HOPUS OMGGGG!!!!!!!"

    That's it :p
  3. Joey3313


    Nov 28, 2003
    "Jaco should have played a 5 string."
  4. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I picked up the bass because it looked easier than guitar.

    I just can't stand fenders.

    Who is Ed Fuqua???
  5. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    ... No, really... Who is Ed Fuqua?
  6. Joey3313


    Nov 28, 2003
    Watch the language in here guys.

  7. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Oh! I get it.. Ed Fuqua is Ed F&$%er! I'm so dumb..
  8. Joey3313


    Nov 28, 2003
    Uhh...don't think so, but that is what I was implying.
  9. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I honestly didn't realize is though. :crying:
    You're just picking on me because I'm a bassist!
  10. Yeah, I hate that. Jaco should have played a 7-string!


    - Dave
  11. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    "Can I play your Orion"? (Answer: Here check this new bass I got, yeah! Sweet, huh? its a Copley....)
  12. the great thing about bass is you onlt have to play the roots

    erg that should be enough to aggrivate anyone.
  13. Nick Wagner

    Nick Wagner

    Feb 24, 2003
    WA, USA
    "How come your strap isnt as low as mine?"
  14. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    "I don't deal with theory, it would cripple my creativity."
  15. Sonorous


    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    Friend: We should start a procrastination club.
    Me: Maybe later.

    Other Friend: Are you indecisive?
    Me: I don't know.
  16. quallabone


    Aug 2, 2003
    It's stupid to read music when you can just read tab
  17. FuQua, when pronounced in Mandarin (chinese), it actually means bitter gourd. :ninja:
  18. abaguer


    Nov 27, 2001
    Milford, NJ
    in the late 80s early 90s I was in an elevator leaving a reh studio in NYC next to a guy who played bass in a soon to be very popular HEAVY (e.g. drop tuning) band. He was bitching about having to go to Switzerland that week and play in front of 50,000 people.
  19. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    There's a guy on a local board who always waxes philosophical about how it's the bassist's job to "simply hold down the bottom" and "stay out of the limelight so others can shine" and crud like that. He's a great guy and a good bassist. Just a bit too accepting of the role the local geet@r wanksters would cast us bassists in.

  20. Wood = Basses

    Wood = Basses

    Jun 19, 2003
    "six strings? Why dont you play guitar?"

    "What? Basses have more than 4 strings?"

    "Whats slap bass? Is it like that thingy where you hit the string like in that one P.O.D song?"

    "OMG U HATE SLAP?!?!?1/1/ Wha iz wrng wih u??!?!1/1 slap is gr8tist eva!!!11!1!!!"

    "OMG U HaV to list. to this Metallica sng! I cAn Ply it cuzz Iam so GOOD! You cat pLy it cuz u suck!!!11!! If U cuold play this sog I wuld thik you R a good Bassser. I dot rember wha i is calld thogh"