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Tenderly

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by shoeline, Aug 15, 2007.


  1. shoeline

    shoeline

    Jan 13, 2006
    Nova Scotia
    Working on a cruise ship a few months ago. ``The summer breeze caress the trees, tender.......crash! my strap breaks. I played the next couple of numbers holding my bass up with 2 fingers of my right hand and took everything up an octave because it was all segued.:bag:
     
  2. TheDarkReaver

    TheDarkReaver Banned

    Mar 20, 2006
    Lincolnshire, UK
    could you not have sat down?
     
  3. shoeline

    shoeline

    Jan 13, 2006
    Nova Scotia
    no chair:bassist:
     
  4. TheDarkReaver

    TheDarkReaver Banned

    Mar 20, 2006
    Lincolnshire, UK
    the floor?
     
  5. shoeline

    shoeline

    Jan 13, 2006
    Nova Scotia
    yeah. Could've done that. Would rather suffer for beauty i guess.:p
     
  6. sixway

    sixway Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2006
    Kailua, Hawaii
    Had the same thing happen recently... dropped to one knee and played the rest of the song from a kneeling position. Guitar player had a spare strap... and the band played on....
     
  7. That's exactly were onstage monitors do something usefull... LOL
     
  8. Smallmouth_Bass

    Smallmouth_Bass

    Dec 29, 2005
    Canada
    It happened to me once as well and that's when I used the stage monitors to prop up a knee and rest it there. Luckily, it was the last song of the set and I had another strap. I always make a point to have a spare now especially since all my basses have the Schaller straplocks.
     
  9. sixway

    sixway Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2006
    Kailua, Hawaii
    Would have used a monitor, but I would've had to kick the sax players over the edge of the stage!
     
  10. Wasp

    Wasp

    Jun 26, 2007
    Sydney, Australia
    Us sax players prefer to play in the audience anyway :p
     

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