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What Bass player should I be?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by ariff, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. ariff


    Nov 28, 2007
    Lawrence KS
    So I got a fill in gig for a few dates in May with a cover\variety band. They all dress up as famous type musicians and have a good time. Their full time bassist usually dresses up as Gene Simmons. I don't want to pick the same character as him so I need to pick someone else.. So looking here for ideas.. So far I have thought about Flea with the stuffed animal pants or Sid Vicious. Problem is not many bass players stand out to the non-bass playing person so picking someone most people will recognize is hard.. Any thoughts?
  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Randy Jackson. Of course, being black........ and huge would help.
  3. 56356a.
  4. Oh Yeah! Bootsy would be awesome, even if no one under the age of 40 will know who you're supposed to be, you'll still look like a total rock star.
  5. ariff


    Nov 28, 2007
    Lawrence KS
    Yeah being a tall skinny white boy I am not sure I can pull Bootsy or Randy off ;>)
  6. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Honestly, most people in your audience won't know the difference between a bass and a guitar. So you could also dress up like a guitar player, seriously. That opens things up a bit as well. You could even do Slash and they won't know.
  7. cjp3044

    cjp3044 Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2008
    Clovis, CA
    As a tall skinny white boy, why not Billy Sheehan? Or Duff? Duff is easy, just get a CBGB shirt and cut off the sleeves.
  8. BobaFret

    BobaFret Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2008
    shave your head, rock a mean mustache and tape two drumsticks to your plucking fingers.

    Instant Tony Levin and you already have the MM.
  9. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    People know Slash and they know he plays guitar that much they do know I don't know if you could pull off Sting?
  10. temmrich

    temmrich Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2012
    Dayton, Ohio
    Paul McCartney was a white boy, and lots of people know who he is.
    Don't happen to be a lefty, do ya?
  11. I'd come and see you if you looked like Sheryl Crow!
  12. ariff


    Nov 28, 2007
    Lawrence KS
    Ahh good one.. I even have a black and white P\J bass like his. Not to mention their guitar player is dressing as Slash so it would kinda fit.. Just need the wig and the CBGB shirt.. Thanks!

  13. Get yourself a mannequin, stick some syringes in it's neck and arms, and dress yourself up (or down) like Sid Vicious.
  14. ariff


    Nov 28, 2007
    Lawrence KS
    Blahhh ha ha ha good one.

  15. Get a long frizzy black wig, glasses, and a Rash T-shirt, and a J bass if you can get one. Instant Geddy! ;)
  16. lowJPG


    Feb 4, 2013
    Going off of the guitarist theme, John Lennon is one of the most recognized muscians in the history of musicdom. All you need are the glasses.
  17. Or, better yet, Tal Wilkenfeld.:hyper:
  18. Whoa, that was weird! Five posts at the same time! :eek:
  19. robotriot


    Jan 8, 2013
    paul simonon
  20. Jim Lea from Slade!

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