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Video: Why do bassists look so bored

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Ant Illington, Mar 27, 2018.


  1. Ant Illington

    Ant Illington I'm Anthony but I'm only illin' Inactive

  2. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    very funny! thanks for sharing that. what a hoot! :laugh:
     
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  3. RustyAxe

    RustyAxe

    Jul 8, 2008
    Connecticut
    As a bassist in a classic country band playing simple (and often similar) bass lines all night, boredom is real. And jumping around on stage would get me fired before the end of the gig. But still, it was an amusing video.
     
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  4. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    Mistake your shyness for aloofness, your silence for snobbery. ~ Bob Dylan

    Mistake concentration for boredom.
     
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  5. Ant Illington

    Ant Illington I'm Anthony but I'm only illin' Inactive

    Yeah, my reply to my buddy was essentially concentrating if it's not a totally easy bass line. And there is something to be said for having to be more stationary what with the bigger strings and bigger reaches and often can't have the bass flopping around all over like a little guitar. Guitars feel like toys to me now.
     
  6. RSBBass

    RSBBass

    Jun 11, 2011
    NYC
    Fun video. I am pretty active on stage when playing electric. Usually there isn't enough room when playing upright and I am not a good enough upright player so I go into default bass player stance.
     
  7. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    South Bend, Indiana
    Not bored at all; it's a Zen thing....:whistle:
     
  8. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi,

    I just wanted to see these two threads on top for a minute or two. ;)

    Thanks for sharing, again. I suppose not everybody has seen this. :)



    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
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