Things that Bass Players know better..but do anyway.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Instagator, Apr 12, 2018.


  1. 055C4BAA-2BB7-43D9-A2B3-B1DDE30DDB83.jpeg Time to confess..I know we all do things that we shouldn’t do..but we do it anyway..Like putting round wounds on a P Bass instead of flats..or accepting free drinks from Bill Cosby..
    There’s a thread for everything else..though I’d see what other bad habits are out there.
    I’ll start...I put drinks on my amp top at gigs..Sorry.
     
  2. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Appleton
    Noodling ‘Money’
     
  3. patrickj

    patrickj

    Aug 13, 2001
    Ellicott City, MD
    Endorsing: Spector Bass Guitars
    What’s the deal with flats love lately? Flats suck >:E
     
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  4. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Fretting hand thumb position.
    That's about it.
     
  5. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    drinks on amps will eventually spill, just like cats will scratch your bass cab as they look straight into your eyes it's a sure thing
     
  6. sigterm

    sigterm ;) ;) ;), love y'all

    Feb 5, 2003
    Atlanta G of A
    That's the most expensive cocktail table I ever seen. I'll trade you a real nice oak end table for that DB, straight up.

    I do put drinks on my ratfur 410, but it's kind of begging to be ruined so I can spray it with bedliner. Hate that carpet stuff.
     
  7. aaronious

    aaronious

    May 23, 2011
    Denver CO
    You put A LOT of drinks on amp tops at gigs.

    On a rig like that, a spill probably won't amount to much more than a mess though. Keep on keepin on.
     
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  8. LowEndOperative

    LowEndOperative ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    Michigan
    Saying your gas is cured with your most recent acquisition
     
  9. Andii Syckz

    Andii Syckz

    Jan 2, 2011
    Montreal
    THIS^^^

    & honestly, i've always strung MY precisions with Rounds - I play loud fast Punk; not smooth talking Jazz, or sad lonely blues. :p
     
  10. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Only at gigs? :D I do that all the time! :laugh:

    But my glasses are empty, before they touch my amp. :smug:

    Drink faster and play rounds. :p

    Wise(b)ass


    btw: Thread should be moved to "Humor"!!!! :hyper::hyper::hyper:
    edit: moved to misc :wacky:
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2018
  11. Skeptismo

    Skeptismo

    Sep 5, 2011
    Washington
    Sometimes I accede to a fans demand for Mustang Sally.
     
  12. fcleff

    fcleff

    Apr 22, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    Give the drummer a ride.
    BTW, did you hear the one about the bass player who locked his keys in his car? It took him 30 minutes to get the drummer out.

    Thank you. I’ll be here all week.

    f
     
  13. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Appleton
    Secretly hoping for the 'Freebird' call (I guess any musician may be guilty of that, not just bass players)
     
  14. sigterm

    sigterm ;) ;) ;), love y'all

    Feb 5, 2003
    Atlanta G of A
    Maybe not these guys
     
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  15. City

    City Supporting Member

    Argue with the ego centered guitarist....can't help myself, he's just wrong.
     
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  16. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man

    Apr 10, 2015
    none
    Shorts.
     
  17. mrcbass

    mrcbass

    Jan 14, 2016
    Sacramento, CA
    Putting up with idiot band mates for far too long...
     
  18. Siggy

    Siggy Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    In the old days I'd put a cigarette under the E string on the head stock. Whats that smell?
     
  19. Yeah sometimes I use the thumb over the neck and catch myself using the Jamerson hook :)
     
  20. mikeoso

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    I was just wishing for a thread where I could pist this rant....

    People whose sig line says "endorsed by Heavy Basses, Runamok Strings, Jeepers Sneakers". Kids, I hate to break it to you, but that company is NOT endorsing you. YOU'RE endorsing THEM. Either you don't actually know what "endorsed" means, or you don't understand how the deal works...and don't frakking tell me "whatever". Being ignorant but thinking you're smart is not a civil right.

    Why the rant? I just saw three of these in one thread.
     
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