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The Sad Yet Happy Fate of Floyd (Double Bass)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PixelPyrus, Oct 27, 2018.


  1. PixelPyrus

    PixelPyrus

    Oct 28, 2017
    Space
    If you don't know , I'm in middle school and i'm a only child.
    so basically :
    I'm 11 , Which means i'm a millennial , ew.
    And I'm a only child , so...
    *googles about only children*
    i'm spoiled.

    BUT ANYWAY!!!1!!111112!!!2489.

    The sad fate of Floyd.

    My elementary days were boring and dum , until strings.
    strings meant that i could play another instrument that was considered professional.

    I saw this
    HUGE
    double bass , it was weird because ive only played my bass guitar , and those at G.C

    but this was totally different ,a huge bass with no pickups , no plug and-

    oh no.

    it was fretless.

    i friiiiicked out cause it was fretless

    i had no experience using a fretless.

    now , playing a double bass , i just hit the strings using the bow cause les claypool did it.

    and this girl playing bass was *no offense* , very edgy.

    she named her bass "Brendon Urie" , no lie , seriously she named after her crush.

    so me , i got my double bass , and named it Floyd , because...pink...floyd...yeah.

    so i named it floyd , and my bass was in her eyes a worthless , cheap , and crappy piece of furniture.

    in my eyes , it was a mammoth sized instrument.

    so we played and she used a bow and played public domain songs.

    while i played a bunch of rock basslines , and played "Grim Grinning Ghost" cause i thought i sounded cool.

    but i grew with this bass , i was stuck to this bass.

    so i started crying of happiness when i heard my music teacher said:
    "You can bring your instrument home so you can practice"

    i practiced and practiced , and when the show came , it was *ahem* uhh...

    it was pruddy bad.

    i did stage banter with my bass , i jumped up and down , it was a di(z)saster.

    luckily , i still kept my bass.

    as soon as may came along , me and floyd were seperated , it was sad , so sad.

    but yet it was better than expected.
     
  2. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    I would say that if you listen to Panic and are also learning double bass, you are on the right track. You are also smart, so you’ll get it all figured out.

    We’ve all had our share of bad performances, especially early on. That is part of learning. Keep doing what you’re doing.
     

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