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Stupid things your bandmates have said.

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by oniman7, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. The title of this was going to be "Stupid things your guitarists have said" but I didn't want to be biased.

    I started this thread because I got done with a 2 hour argument with my guitarist at practice today. It basically consisted of
    "No guys, we HAVE to add more chords! I can't solo over an F Chord the whole time!" When I tried to argue he said "Bass players don't know anything about the melody or have to worry about it, that's why it sounds fine to you."

    Also "You're just a bass player, so you can just sit on a chord and play arpeggios and it sounds fine to you and you'll be happy"
  2. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    "Why don't you just buy a Fender P bass and an Ampeg and call it a day, instead of all of that fancy stuff?" :scowl:
  3. that1guy222

    that1guy222 Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Austin, TX
    From a drummer:

    "I really don't care about tempos".
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  4. "Are those light bulbs expensive?"

    -My drummer looking into the back of an SVT.
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  5. XD Drummers. I wish I could remember some of the stuff mine said.

    For the record, the guitarist referenced is slowly working his way out.
  6. Muzoid


    Feb 12, 2011

    "She looked clean to me"

    (on the ride to the health clinic)
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  7. Guitarplayer:

    "Don't worry, I fixed it."
  8. Drummer, "Dude, play in 3/4 timing".
    Me, "I am. I think you mean whole notes".
    Drummer, "NOOO, I mean 3/4 timing. Like (motions note) 1-2-3- (motions note)1-2-3"!
  9. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    Did an out of state cover gig. Were supposed to get $400. The bar was empty. Maybe 5 people. At payment time owner says, "How bout we do a little better than what we agreed upon?" Guitarist says, and is 100% serious... "Sure! What are ya thinking... like maybe $500?".
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  10. Our rhythm player writes most of our songs. He works pretty hard on them. We had an incredible lead player, but for some reason he couldn't come up with anything for this particular song. the lead players comment to the rhythm player was
    "Maybe...that's one of those songs you play by yourself at home"
  11. Devo-lution


    Jun 24, 2009
    Guitar player 1:

    guitar player: this song needs a bit more of a heavy metal vibe... you know, like the Sex Pistols...
    me: ehrrr, Sex Pistols... punk?
    guitar player: No, they're really a metalband. I once saw a documentary where they were shown to be one of the first heavy metalbands...
    drummer: LOL

    Guitar player 1:

    guitar player: Oh noooooo, my gear doesn't work. I plugged in everything and it just doesn't work. noooo, I paid so much for this mexican fender.

    *Grabs screwdrivers etc and starts disassembling his fender*

    *drummer waits 3-4 minutes and then he tells what is on all of our minds*

    drummer: dude, plug your amp in and get on with the rehearsal.

    Guitarplayer 2: live

    *Played keyboard for a bit, and grabs guitar to do a lead lick. Does his lead lick*

    guitar player 2: Stupid PA-guy. I couldn't hear myself!
    drummer: *sighs* Man, you forgot to plug your guitar in your amp... *walks away*

    And now our drummer (bandleader) recruited a third guitar player :'(
  12. While playing a benefit for the American Cancer Society...

    Singer: We're gonna take a 5 minute smoke break! We know how much you love nicotine...
  13. Bassdirty


    Jul 23, 2010
    My guitarist from my last band used to say that too.

    Of course, he was also the same guy who always chasing the tone of a "Vintage Mah-shall" , but never actually just went out and got one.

  14. Classic!
  15. Can I ask why you were riding with him?
  16. tooltard


    Sep 11, 2008
    Drummer: guys no he can't join our band
    Me: why man hes awesome and he comes up with great music??
    Drummer: im not a fan
    Me: Why man stop being weird?
    Drummer: he wont move around a lot on stage!

    :p :p :p
  17. "Don't play as many notes." - gui****
  18. NOAH_FX


    Aug 12, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Guitarist: "I wonder how it would sound, with not one, not two, but three Distortions!!!!

    Everyone in room proceeds to bleed from the ears..

    Guitarist "Man, that was really loud eh?"
  19. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    This was not stupid but a guitarist insisted that 3/4 time (waltz) was the same as 6/8. I assured him we were not reducing fractions and gave a quick inservice on time signatures. Any time you see or hear something bizarre, just remember your dealing with one (or multiple!) deficits:

    *Knowledge deficit

    *Skill deficit

    *Compliance deficit

    *Equipment deficit

    At some point in time, you will be called upon to step forth and become an educator. Do so with the same grace and patience that others have demonstrated towards you.

  20. My favorite, Drummer after the gig as I tell him we should never play a particular Original song again, since it emptied the dance floor in probably record time. "It's not our responsibility to make them dance"

    I left the band shortly after that.