Weird way of testing a bass

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by blizward, May 24, 2016.

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  1. blizward

    blizward

    Feb 21, 2013
    Rennes - France
    Recently I sold a Squier Bass VI. Had to meet the buyer halfway from our homes. It was getting dark and rainy.
    I took the bass out of my car's trunk and handed it to him and in no time the guy is noodling way up on the neck. He pulls a heavy bluesy, One-and-a-half-steppy bend on the G string, 18th fret and bleng, the string slips out of its saddle. He gives me a quizical look, gets back to Stevie-Ray-Vayghning is way into the bass and bleng, bleng. The string slips out again. Twice in a minute.
    I never had any problem with this instrument. I don't play that high on the neck so I never faced these issues. Hell, I'm not even bending the strings. I slide, I hammer, I pull, but I don't bend.
    Me: "I don't know man, I'm a bass player"
    Him "Me too..."

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    I made a discount on the bass because it was getting dark, rainy AND Awkward.
    I wondered afterwards if he hadn't planned it all along.
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2016
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  2. ptg

    ptg

    Mar 16, 2008
    A bridge over troubled waters?
     
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  3. blizward

    blizward

    Feb 21, 2013
    Rennes - France
    Is it a clever pun or is there deeper meaning?

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  4. ptg

    ptg

    Mar 16, 2008
    LOL!
     
  5. blizward

    blizward

    Feb 21, 2013
    Rennes - France
    Ah! I'm the only one here that can't make up his mind because you didn't leave me enough time to correct my grammar.
     
  6. ptg

    ptg

    Mar 16, 2008
    I just liked the stare down...

    Well, you were having a bridge problem in the rain and you lowered the price to smooth it over. Okay, I have to stop drinking early in the day.
     
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  7. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Me: "No discount for you. This is obviously not the right bass for you."
     
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  8. blizward

    blizward

    Feb 21, 2013
    Rennes - France
    Ahahah. I thought my attitude was judgmental but you just showed me how it's done.
    I'm imagining myself taking the bass back abruptly and saying "Pshh. You're wasting my time."
     
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  9. blizward

    blizward

    Feb 21, 2013
    Rennes - France
    I just laid me down
     
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    Pilgrim Supporting Member

     
  11. blizward

    blizward

    Feb 21, 2013
    Rennes - France
    I wish I could look that sharp in the rain.
     
  12. Yes...he planned that.
     
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  13. blizward

    blizward

    Feb 21, 2013
    Rennes - France
    And I fell for it. I learnt my lesson there, so there's a silver lining.
    Enjoying a bass VI is ok but...

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    Last edited: May 28, 2016
  14. Give him a wedgie until his G-string snaps off the nut. He will learn.
     
  15. mc900ftj

    mc900ftj

    Jan 21, 2014
    We have a winner!
     
  16. Beej

    Beej

    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    That's what happens on a bass VI when you bend too far, not surprising... :D
     
  17. blizward

    blizward

    Feb 21, 2013
    Rennes - France
    Color me stupid :bag:.