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What do you call yourself...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Cristo, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Bassist

    157 vote(s)
  2. Bass guitarist

    8 vote(s)
  3. Bass player

    147 vote(s)
  4. None of the above

    16 vote(s)
  1. Just wondering how people refer to themselves, and indirectly, the instrument
  2. loendmaestro


    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    I think the term "bassist" would make me sound better than I really am.

    Bass Player suits me just fine...
  3. T. B. Player - "The Bass" Player...don't tell me you've never seen the movie "That Thing You Do"...

    If you haven't, rent it this weekend! :)
  4. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Banned

    Nov 20, 2005
    Bassist or Bass player.
  5. shnapper


    May 1, 2005
    Musician since I am learning serveral instuments.........
  6. txbasschik


    Nov 11, 2005
    Leander, Texas
    I usually say "bass player", but sometimes use "bassist".

  7. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    Bassist or bass player, here. For some reason I don't like refering to my bass or myself as a guitar/guitarist...
  8. some times I call myself Steve...
  9. excane

    excane Banned

    Aug 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Betty when you want me you can call me Al.
  10. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    I keep calling myself, but nobody answers. Strange :meh:
  11. There are some who call me...Tim...
  12. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    People call me "El Necio"...
  13. lmao ..... great quote from a great movie

    i sometimes refer to myself as the 'byce plyah' ..... got that from the black dood who played/taught bass on the 'rock school' show many moons ago ..... he had a pretty thick british accent and that's the way it sounded spewing forth out of his gob ..... so i snatched it all away from him:smug:
  14. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Banned

    Nov 20, 2005
    Antonio Montana. And you? What chu call yourself? :D
  15. Fate tried to conceal me by naming me Cain.
  16. And as they round the turn it's neck and neck between bassist and bass player...

    Bass guitarist is in a very distant third and apparently should not have entered this race.

    Interesting, as this at least implies that few people refer to the instrument as a bass guitar, which I believe it technically is.

    Although maybe it's an electric bass, or an electric bass guitar...
  17. Dkerwood


    Aug 5, 2005
    "I play bass."
  18. Dkerwood


    Aug 5, 2005
    It's actually not a guitar at all. It's technically an "electric bass". A "bass guitar" would be a 6 string instrument tuned EADGBE an octave lower than the guitar. While this is very very similar to a bass, it's not the same.
  19. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Usually it's "I'm just the bass player" for my response.
  20. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004
    Depends who I'm talking to. In french I say "bassiste", and english I say bass player mostly. If I wanna sound classy I'll say bassist in english too. :p