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What does your bass say about you?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by reverendrally, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Have you ever wondered what the bass you play says to others watching? Well, wonder no more! ;)

    P bass = "I didn't know what buy, so I got a Fender"
    Black P bass = "I didn't know what to buy but I want to look ROCK"
    White P bass = "I didn't know what to buy but I like Spandau Ballet"
    Sunburst P bass = "I didn't know what to buy, and they were out of black ones"
    Jazz bass = "They were all out of P basses, even sunburst ones"
    Peavey T40 = "P bass electronics were too boring for me after working for NASA"
    Stingray = "I didn't know what to buy, but I didn't want a black P bass"
    Stingray 5 = "I wanted a thumbrest, but the P bass didn't have one"
    6 string bass = "I figured 2 thumbrests are better than one"
    EBMM Bongo = "I like BMWs and toilets"
    Warwick = "I wanted a german bass, and they don't make P basses in germany"
    Yamaha = "I couldn't afford a P bass"
    Squier/SX = "I couldn't afford a yamaha"
    Spector = "I'm rebelling against the P bass Man!"
    Rickenbacker = "I wanted a p bass, but they only have one pickup and one trussrod"
    Wishbass = "you don't need no damn P bass with frets and a trussrod!"
    Gibson = "what's a P bass? didn't Les Paul invent the electric bass?"
    Thunderbird = "I didn't like the way P basses balance on your shoulder"
    Steinberger = "I'm not strong enough to lift a P bass"
    Jackson = "P basses are not black or pointy enough"
    Ibanez = "I'm too cheap to buy a P bass, Stingray, Gibson, etc, so I bought a copy that's better!"
    Boutique = "My old P bass didn't increase my ability to play bass lines guitarists don't want to hear"
    G&L = "This is the real P bass after Leo fixed it"
    Upright = "P basses are not oldschool enough... and you can't stand on them while you play them"

    P.s. please don't take this seriously,
  2. BenBL


    Jun 25, 2012
    As a proud new owner of an Ibanez Sr700 I whole heartily agree with that description of ibanezes
  3. FourtyOneHz


    Dec 16, 2012
    I think we should just lock this thread (or simply delete it) and call it a day... No good can come from this.
  4. Couldn't agree more. Out of curiosity, what does Butterscotch say about me? I seem to gravitate towards it.
  5. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    a lot of p bass smack up there...
  6. kellyrojo


    Feb 16, 2011
    South Carolina
    Ubass: couldn't figure out how To fit my doghouse on my scooter
  7. Yeah, but this is Talkbass. Everyone here owns at least one!
  8. Systolic

    Systolic Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    How about a PJ? Only serious gap, i can see you missing.
  9. No ESP? No BC Rich? No Traben? I guess my basses have nothing to say....lol
  10. Splods


    Oct 7, 2012
    Adelaide, SA
    Fretless bass: I'm to weak to play an upright
  11. two fingers

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

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    My Fender Roscoe Beck Signature V simply says "I caught Dr.Cheese on a good day when he felt like letting it go."
  12. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    No Hofner either?? ok I'll give one.

    Hofner- "I wish the past was present"
    paparoof likes this.
  13. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    OP: if that's what people watching your band are thinking, then I'm left with the impression your band's not doing their job too well.
  14. Andii Syckz

    Andii Syckz

    Jan 2, 2011
    Black pbass copy, epiphone goth thunderbird and short scale black ibanez gaxB. Also rickenbacker 4003 copy bass also in black. I guess i could say, i have a dark personality. But each bass has it's own design to make it unique. except for the rick clone, that one is left naked.
  15. 90dphillips


    Jan 11, 2012
    Natural finish P bass... What's that say?
  16. austentaciousC


    Mar 17, 2010
    I love this thread. If you don't love this thread, you take yourself too seriously.

    Ill add a couple

    7+ string bass: "I want to play guitar, but I can't handle the competition/stigma"

    Alembic: "Im a doctor/lawyer/astronaut who played bass in high school. My $10,000 dollar bass sits in the corner and comforts me"

    Fodera: "Im a badass. You have to pay to even look at my bass"

    Keyboard bass: "haha, i took your gigs"
  17. I think that it just says that I play Bass, I guess.
  18. P-Bass.... "because a god needs the thunder of the gods"
  19. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    I laughed a bunch of times at that. good job. so My two main basses are a p bass and Spector. does that mean I am a self loathing sociopath?
  20. LOL! I have 3 Epie's, a squier and a peavey. I just thought they said I was CHEAP!! Lol.

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