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The Before/After Talkbass Thread

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by mz91, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. mz91


    Apr 19, 2002
    Zug, Switzerland
    I was just thinking about how much everything has changed in my playing, equipment, etc since talkbass. Of course you grow as a player regardless. But just the wealth of information i have found here have changed decisions in gear and motivated me to learn some theory! Its just crazy. I love how this is such a community of people with the same love for bass. Here is a picture that shows just all that has changed since logging on to talkbass :D .
    If you guys have anypics like this please do share.

  2. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    great transition Michael.

    wonder if any have gone the other direction?

  3. miccheck1516

    miccheck1516 Guest

    Feb 15, 2003
    so, before talkbass, you had good gear, but you didnt play, after talkbass, you changed to greater gear, and do play. I think i prefer amp set up 'before' infact, id rather have teh olp than the modulus, just because its a sixer, if it was a 4, it would be a close call between both, but still, nice rig!!:)
  4. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I don't have any pics right now, but I can list what gear I've acquired since joining TB:
    Roscoe LG-3000 (heavily influenced by TB)
    FBB fretless 4 (influence from Xush before TB, but TB pushed me over the edge)
    Hagstrom 8 (no TB influence...this one was all mine!:D)
    Ibanez ATK 305 (another that was all mine, but TB was encouraging)
    LOTS of effects (some influenced by TB, others just looked like fun)
    XWire (heavily influenced by TB)
    Digital Music GCX switching (partially influenced by TB)
    2 Mesa/Boogie Powerhouse Jr. cabs (on the way) (no info on these on TB, but the choice was influenced because of TB)

    TB is by far THE BEST resource in the world for bass players. So much great information from so many wonderful, knowledgable people!
  5. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I havent been at Talkbass for very long, but the main thing thats changed is that i boguht an Essex bass. I never would have known these are decent basses if it wasnt for this place.
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    The main difference seems to be :

    Before : happy with whatever gear you have

    After : GAS for some other gear!!

  7. mz91


    Apr 19, 2002
    Zug, Switzerland
    Bruce, Its sad but soooooo true :)
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    See what TB can do for you?

  9. miccheck1516

    miccheck1516 Guest

    Feb 15, 2003
    hahahahaha paul should put that up as an ad for getting supporting memberships thats fantastic!!
  10. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Mujibunga, are those two pictures of you above, you on "Survivor: Peral Islands" (Rupert) and you after Survivor (having won), I hope?
  11. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Hmmmmm, TalkBass had just the opposite effect on me!

  12. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    And here I thought you were a monkey with shifty eyes. :(
  13. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    The above posts are in error.

    These are the appropriate pics:

    Before Talkbass


    After Talkbass


  14. I know finding this website after a few months of playing helped me immensely in just about every aspect of bass from technique to gear. A year and a half later I'm still visiting, but it's more to answer questions than to ask them now. That's probably a good thing, and I still learn lots on the occasions when I'm looking for information about something. Definitely a top web resource for bassists.

    The before and after pictures, however, would not be flattering and I haven't cut my hair or shaved in that year and a half :D
  15. Before: Guitar player...had no chance in getting into a band.

    After: Bassist...am in a band ;)

    Also, I look a lot sexier now....note this pic:

  16. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    .....worth a thousand words

  17. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Killer jumpsuit, man! California Penal?
  18. LoL. CMC all the way! ;)
  19. mz91


    Apr 19, 2002
    Zug, Switzerland

    Thats funny....
    Anymore Before/After pics????

  20. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)
    I dont know if this has any relation to the thread.

    The forum, a couple of years ago.