the things bassists cant agree on thread

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by dreadheadbass, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. valve vs solid state

    8 vote(s)
  2. fender vs rickenbacker

    1 vote(s)
  3. flats vs rounds

    2 vote(s)
  4. vintage vs new

    5 vote(s)
  5. light touch vs digging in

    1 vote(s)
  6. wear it high vs wear it low

    1 vote(s)
  7. passive vs active

    5 vote(s)
  8. fingers vs pick

    38 vote(s)
  9. fretless vs fretted

    2 vote(s)
  10. speed vs feeling

    5 vote(s)
  1. dreadheadbass


    Dec 17, 2007
    one of the great things about being human is being able to play the bass and one of the great things about playing the bass is the inability to agree with fellow bass players on the most simple of things

    so lets see what you think the all time greatest bass disagrement is

    *note this thread has been created for fun no b**hing at each other please children! this is a pole to find out what bassists moan about the most but can never seem to agree on keep it civil thankyouplease*
  2. dreadheadbass


    Dec 17, 2007
    in my exp the "fingers V pick" argument has shed the most blood out of any i've seen among bass players i hear familys have been torn apart by it :eek:
  3. I voted "Fingers vs Pick", but I'd think "How many strings" should be on there somewhere
  4. Dertygen


    Dec 21, 2008
    A-Town, Colorado
    F vs. P (not Fender vs. Peavey) by FAR.

    The (electric) bass was developed with the intention of being picked.
    Somehow the fingerists became the norm (and the elitists).

    ... that too :meh:
  5. dreadheadbass


    Dec 17, 2007
    bugger jazz vs P and 4 strings vs others should be up there my fault sorry guys
  6. Probably not the biggest dispute, but I've seen some pretty darn heated "cheap vs. expensive" threads.
  7. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    You forgot to include Carrots vs. Bacon!!
  8. Gotta be vintage vs. new...or boutique. I love to hear how sterile my gear sounds, how it won't make me better, it's all in the fingers, etc. Don't care, I want something very light.
  9. thudfromafar

    thudfromafar Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2007
    vintage vs. new
  10. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    finger vs pick is definately number one

    number of strings isint that much of an issue. theres still some narrow minded folk saying "thats not a bass" but most other people own atleast one 4+ sting bass..

    tube vs ss might be on the list as well?
  11. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    I vote bacon. :p
  12. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    I can honestly say I've never argued about any of those, either on Talkbass or in real life.

    I think the closest I've come is saying that I don't have any interest in warp speed tapping or slapping demonstrations, which I guess would be covered by "speed vs feeling", but I've never really thought those things were mutually exclusive.
  13. Dertygen


    Dec 21, 2008
    A-Town, Colorado
    LOL! Well, on one hand carrots help you see, and bacon, well, that comes from the magical animal that gives us hot-dogs, pork and sausage.
  14. Jefenator

    Jefenator Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2008
    Ego vs ego :ninja:

    You think we're bad, go to a motorcycle forum & try asking what kind of motor oil works the best. :D
  15. KeepEmThumpin


    Dec 21, 2008
    You know, fingers v pick is pretty bad, but most bassists I meet can agree that it's all about tone. I chose light touch v digging in because that creates the most problems with me. I feel that if you do nothing but either one of those things, it's a sign of poor technique.
  16. Hi.

    Wow those are good ones. I would've added these though ;).

    Neck through vs bolt on
    Strings through body vs strings to the bridge
    Humbuckers vs single coils
    Combo vs head+cab
    To rack vs not to rack
    Pedal tuners vs rack tuners
    9V vs 18V
    Made in USA vs made in XXX

    The list may be endless though....

    Like in the first spot? ;).

  17. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    They're all good choices, but I had to go with fingers/pick just because that seems to be the one that people seem to get real dickish about.

    The worst subject is the Coverband/original band argument. That's gotta be the dumbest thing to have a strong opinion on musically.
  18. dreadheadbass


    Dec 17, 2007

    hey c'mon guys if i cant write everything bassists disagree on for a start there's only 20 poll answers availible to get everything on it would take 4 polls and we'd have to have a playoff between them all.... and then someone would disagree with that too :p
  19. Kobaia


    Oct 29, 2005
    San Diego, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amp Gruv Gear and Mono Cases
  20. steamthief


    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    Ha-ha! That episode was on last night!

    "Come to Homer's BBBQ. The extra B is for BYOBB."