What color do you wear when you play in public? (Poll)

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by tb-player, Nov 29, 2021.


  1. The darker the better.

  2. Bright colors. I wanna be seen!

  3. Move over Larry Graham. I’m in all white.

  4. Carrots are orange. I wear orange.

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  1. tb-player

    tb-player Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    A while back, I was brought in to play keys for a national(ish) act that needed a local band for a concert. The night of the gig, I wore an orange shirt. Everyone else wore black. I stood out like a sore thumb.

    As a result of that night, I now almost always wear black or navy when I gig out.

    What colors do you wear when you play?
     
  2. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug

    I wear black (logo) T shirts, solid primary colors, or a "hawaiian shirt", depending on my mood.
     
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  3. tb-player

    tb-player Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Yeah, I’ll do logo t-shirts too. I have a lot of black t-shirts w/ logos of bass/guitar brands. I try not to wear the logo of the bass I’m playing though. That feels weird to me.
     
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  4. iammr2

    iammr2

    Jun 10, 2002
    Burpleen
     
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  5. Oddly

    Oddly

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    I've got a stunningly beautiful red Rumblekat bass, with gold hardware.
    I wear all black to showcase it.:)
     
  6. Usually red or white, depending on which jersey I decide to wear. Seldom wear other colors.
     
  7. tb-player

    tb-player Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    I didn’t think about wearing a jersey. That’s a really good idea, depending on the venue and the band.
     
  8. We are a small time cover band so "better dressed" isn't a necessity at all. My Griswold "00" Blackhawks jersey is a personal favorite.
     
  9. WillyW

    WillyW l’art pour l’art, fonction de baise

    Dec 10, 2019
    Purple bedazzled crocs with black socks and a leopard thong.
     
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  10. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    usually black. in the summertime, i'd wear something more colorful depending on the gig.

    i made most of my full-time money wearing a tuxedo: so i've got "uniform" built into my gigging psyche.
     
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  11. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
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  12. tb-player

    tb-player Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    So you were in a punk band? :roflmao:
     
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  13. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    :laugh: :roflmao:
     
  14. I'm comfortable wearing dark colors or going flashy depends on my mood. For a long time, before it was the "thing", I wore vintage or custom Aloha shirts. Now I wear genuine Tie Dye a lot of the time, I know several artists who do original designs.
     
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  15. dalkowski

    dalkowski It's "rout," not "route." Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    In other words, it depends on whether the gig is home or away? :D

    I dress so as not to draw attention to myself, but most outings my ineptitude renders that strategy moot.
     
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  16. turf3

    turf3

    Sep 26, 2011
    What the band leader says when I ask "What's the dress code?"
     
  17. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Depends on the gig. Sometimes I wear what I want. Other times a 'uniform' of some sort is enforced. All black, or a mix of black & white.
     
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  18. Freekmagnet

    Freekmagnet Commercial User

    I always make sure my underwear matches the color of my bass.
     
  19. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I will keep wearing black until they come out with something darker.
     
  20. I loved the original white one enough that my kids got me a black one too. White is "home" and black is "away" :roflmao:

    Have I missed these "outings" of which you speak? I don't recall a gig report from the wilds of Massachusetts? Inquiring minds want to know. I've shared enough of my limited playing seems only fair. :thumbsup:
     
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