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What do you do when you're without bass

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by RxFunk, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. RxFunk


    Dec 2, 2012
    I just dropped my bass off for a set up, and as always it's supposed to take two to three weeks:crying:. Do, anyway, this is my only bass and I know there's others who only have one as well, so what do you guys do in situations like this?
  2. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Do your own setup and/or buy another bass.
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Eat cake.
  4. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Red velvet cake.
  5. Junk420


    Jul 19, 2012
    Cornwall, Ontario
    - pack a bong and do a cartwheel
    - do pelvic thrusts at people while they are eating in the food court
    - eat an entire pie and punch yourself in the stomach
    - put on headphones and run around like you're an airplane in public
    - shake your penis at passing motorists
    - dye your hair red and see what its like to be a ginger for a day
    - stop at the middle of a crosswalk and do an air bass solo
  6. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    shop for a 2nd bass!
  7. Clark Westfield

    Clark Westfield Floyd Pepper is my mentor!

    Jan 30, 2012
    Central Jersey
    Play Trainer HD on your IPad.
  8. Find another G string to play (with). ;)
  9. skychief


    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    TWO TO THREE WEEKS? for a setup??? :eek:

    Yah , This should be a great incentive for you to learn to do your own set-up. 15 minutes... 20 tops. :)
  10. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist Bassist for Michael "Epic Mic" Rowe

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    + 100

    and 10 times out of 10, you'll do it the way YOU want it :smug:
  11. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Use the time to learn how to do your own setup.
  12. wolfmancharlie


    Nov 28, 2009
    You need a different tech
  13. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    +1 and Munji has enough he will never be without at least thirteen.
  14. Doodaddy


    Jan 11, 2005
    West Monroe, LA
    What's the best cake for metal?
  15. qervo


    May 18, 2011
    Watch videos of other bass players , tutorials, concerts and listen to music
  16. Peepaleep

    Peepaleep Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2010
    Las Cruces, NM
    There are 4 videos in this series. Check them out and learn to do your own set-ups. It's not that difficult.

  17. RxFunk


    Dec 2, 2012
    I was trying, but my bridge is weird(I've got a forum around these parts about it somewhere HSU&R, I think) and I didn't know how to fix it, besides replacing it.
  18. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Henderson, NV
    Oh yes learn how to do your own setup, there is plenty of info here, Youtube and other places online. Two or three weeks.....that's f-ing ludicrous. Seriously, learn to do it yourself.
  19. 1) Buy a cheap craigslist bass, $95
    2) Buy set up tools: screw driver & allen wrenches, $5
    3) Learn to work on bass with the cheapo
    4) For $100 you'll have a bass to play and practice on while your other bass is being repair

    If you don't feel like doing all that just get play guitar and shred for 3 weeks
  20. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Blasphemy. Learn the tuba. Or a sousaphone. You're a bass player. You have a responsibility.