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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by basslayer, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. basslayer


    Jan 3, 2008
    Beaverton, OR
  2. Cheez

    Cheez Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Texas/Louisiana border
    "We tune DOWN to A#"? Guess I still have more to learn. And I'm not sure A# would sound doom sludge folk metal death black psych progressive funeral angular thrashy enough.
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  3. Joebarnes


    Oct 4, 2011
    Surrey, BC
    So they want slow... or fast... long... or short... simple.... or complex.... Are they firm on Doom.... or Black... or Prog Metal or is there some wiggle room there?
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  4. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    Hunh? I'm sure they will attract exactly who they need. ;)

    This is pretty funny. Thanks for sharing.

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  5. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    I see no mention of BRIDGES there - I gather that this is not Portland Oregon yer talkin' about... :)
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  6. basslayer


    Jan 3, 2008
    Beaverton, OR
    They left out the strip clubs too.
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  7. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    "Doom Sludge Folk Metal Death Black Psych Progressive Funeral Angular Thrash."

    Um.... "Folk"?
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  8. "Release and record for Cassette Tapes/ Vinyl Records"
    Because.....we don't want the majority of possible fans to hear, let alone enjoy our music on CD, MP3 or download.
    It's great to know there are a few bands keeping the 80's analog technology alive....but unless they actually record on tape rather than the digital ProTools or Logic Pro/GarageBand, what's the point.

    Walkman. Walkman2.
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  9. Ironbar


    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    Playing to four fans in your mom's basement doesn't count as a tour.
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  10. JimmyThunder

    JimmyThunder Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Nothing about that ad implies they are interested in "the majority of possible fans".
    They have a niche/scene they enjoy, and perhaps lots of people in that scene like cassettes and records, and you are not a part of that niche/scene so you don't know. All kinds of folks out there, huh?

    I own plenty of vinyl records that were recorded in the ProTools era, and I find "the point" is to enjoy the music. Somehow I manage.
  11. LT131


    Jan 25, 2015
    Deep South
    Maybe they play in multiple garages/basements.
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  12. basslayer


    Jan 3, 2008
    Beaverton, OR
    I know, right?
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  13. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    I agree. I'll go out on a limb and say that most, if not all, people that are into the genres mentioned have at least one or the other. Vinyl is big again, and tape makes a comeback too (I gotta know, my band has a tape release out, but admittedly more as a gimmick)

    Since the band in question has a Youtube channel, it wouldn't be farfetched to assume they also have a bandcamp account (which is also par for the course in those genres)

    Except for the odd folk mention, I think the ad is pretty decent. But rehearsal twice a week? Man.
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  14. skwee


    Apr 2, 2010
    They tune to A# on WHICH STRING??!
  15. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Lost Wages, Nevada
    I might be interested, but... does Buddy Holly/Gene Vincent fit in there anywhere? I mean, they are both dead....:whistle:
  16. I can only play Funeral Polka..
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  17. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    In my Doom Folk band I tune all of my strings to A#. I might have a shot at this....
  18. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Doom folk? That's like "Tom Dooley", right?
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  19. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    No, Tom Dooley was "doomed" folk. Totally different thing.
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  20. T_Bone_TL


    Jan 10, 2013
    NW Mass/SW VT
    I tune half of them to A# and the other half to Bb - every other string.
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