What I have learned on TalkBass So Far...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by BassHappy, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Fender PBasses Rule (except when they don't)
    Fender Jazz Basses sometimes Rule (except when they don't)
    Both models exhibit dead spots (except when they don't)
    Both models exhibit neck dive (except when they don't)
    In spite of this, Leo definitely got it right (except when he didn't)
    There are items for purchase which can help dead spots and neck dive (except when they don't)
    Nothing but a P Bass sounds like a P Bass (except when it doesn't)
    Actual vintage road worn is coolest and fabricated "road worn" is still cool (except when it isn't)
    Dirty hands will help you achieve Road Worn (except when it doesn't)

    Did I miss anything?

  2. Shedua511


    Apr 6, 2013
    Oslo, Norway
    Agent for Scandinavian countries: Stick Enterprises Inc.
    A pick is a no-no (except when it isn't) :p
  3. warwick.hoy


    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    Which bass is best for metal (except when it isn't)
    Carrots (always carrots)
  4. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 17, 2005
    Bend, Oregon
    Tort pickguard on a sunburst body is the bomb (except when it isn't)
  5. glocke1


    Apr 30, 2002
    If in a cover band, you need to rehearse with your band buddies every day to be any good..
  6. deepseabass


    May 7, 2013
    except when you don't.
  7. LowBC

    LowBC Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2008
    Builder, chief cook and bottle washer: www.MavourneenStrings.com / store manager at Music Go Round (Denver)
    Fingerboard wood doesn't matter (except when it does)
    Four is the correct number of strings (except when it isn't)
  8. Nobody

    Nobody Banned

    Jul 14, 2004
    Fender fans have no sense of humor(except when they do)
  9. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    Real bassists don't use picks.
    Rickenbackers suck.
    SS amps sound better than tube amps.
    Micro rigs rule and 810s blow.
    Don't mix cabs.
    Cover bands are sell outs with no talent.
  10. smogg


    Mar 27, 2007
    NPR, Florida
    I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
    Black-n-Maple is the best color combo (except when it isn't)
  11. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    fake relicing of your bass is the fashion statement of the year (except when it isnt)
  12. Bassmunnky


    Jul 3, 2004
    New York and Philadelphia
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    Most advice: "I don't have the bass you're asking about, but my friend tried it and it sucks"


    Bad Resale
  13. Bassists are always right. (except when they aren't)
  14. deepbluesuk

    deepbluesuk Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    London, ENGLAND
    Real bass players don't mix speaker cabs
  15. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan. Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    You should use as many effects as you can (except when you shouldn't).
    Blues is simple but not easy.
    Country is simple but not easy.
    Metal is simple but not easy.
    Prog is neither simple nor easy.
    Jazz is neither simple nor easy.
    Rock is whatever it wants to be (except when it isn't).
  16. HA!

    Good stuff....

    Looks like I missed a lot already - but I am learning....

  17. Badass bridges suck (except when they don't)
  18. Flatwounds are the best strings (except when they aren't.)

    Bassists never create band drama (except when they do.)
  19. Sunburst & tort is the only true combo for a bass (except when it isn't)
  20. exidor


    Jul 10, 2011
    basses right out of the box are setup perfect.(except when there not)
    basses right out of the box are never setup right.(except when there not)