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What is the biggest thing you have learned from talkbass?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by misterCRUSH, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. Bassists are nice, knowledgeable people

    30 vote(s)
  2. Bassists really like gear

    39 vote(s)
  3. Theory is hard

    3 vote(s)
  4. I didn't know as much as I thought I knew

    16 vote(s)
  5. I'm above average

    8 vote(s)
  6. I'm below average

    2 vote(s)
  7. I discovered lots of interesting players

    4 vote(s)
  8. Talking to other bassists is inspiring

    15 vote(s)
  9. I don't have nearly enough carrots

    39 vote(s)
  1. misterCRUSH

    misterCRUSH It's all jazz...it's ALL jazz... Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2015
    For me it is that there are knowledgeable, humble, interesting bass players all around the world. I have had personal conversations with more than a handful of bassists via talkbass and all my experiences have been extremely positive.
  2. twinjet

    twinjet Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    I've learned that there is no greater falsehood known to mankind than "my GAS is cured!!".
  3. "How to clean sick from my Shergold", tho I don't think we ever actually learned how.

  4. A P bass with flats & a tort pickguard is always the right answer.
  5. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Tonewood. Fancy bridges. Resonance?
    Ellery and ComicBass like this.
  6. Winslow


    Sep 25, 2011
    Group "W" Bench
    I actually found the thread were the definitive best bass for metal was determined and agreed upon! :woot:

    But I'm not telling you where it is. :cautious:
  7. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    The love for flats over rounds is not backed by industry data.

    Tort matches everything.

    If you added up all the things Jaco didn’t need there would be nothing for Jaco.

    Drummers can’t drive.

    Pedals are like potato chips. You can’t have just 1.

    Dr. Cheese is wise beyond words.

    There’s no cash above the hash.
  8. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    I picked up a Hartke LH1000 from TB reviews of it. Still use it and enjoy it very much. And, DR Low Rider Nickels-Labella Deep Talkin’ flats.

    Reading TB has encouraged me to stick with my music reading even though it’s rough sledding. It has been enjoyable and provides for avenues of music to play besides what I HAVE TO learn for the band and my personal choices for recreational playing.

  9. I'll be re-sigging you now....

  10. Lenny JG

    Lenny JG

    Aug 3, 2019
    That either there isn't an answer to your question yet, or the answer to your question is in 8 threads.

    There is no in-between.
  11. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    I learned about carrots. Until TB, I was a parsnip man. No more!
  12. JoshS


    Dec 30, 2018
    When in doubt, fire the drummer.
  13. Tort
    Mikey F and Groove Doctor like this.
  14. packhowitzer

    packhowitzer 155mm of pure destruction

    Apr 20, 2011
    • Setting my eq flat drastically improved my sound
    • new strings and practice can do more than spending lots of money in terms of chasing tone.
  15. sawzalot

    sawzalot Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    I've learned a ton of stuff at Talkbass. But nowhere else on the web is there such a cult following of "carrots".
  16. -There's way more to all this music stuff than I ever imagined.

    -No such thing as too many basses, even though a P-bass is good for any genre.

    -Setting up a bass is easy. Learning to play that same bass requires commitment.

    -Bass players are a cerebral bunch.

    -An internet forum with no politics is a blessing.

    -Carrots are much more than a vegetable.

    -I'm frightened by the Mothman.
  17. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    I don't even tell myself that lie anymore. In 2016 I bought the bass/amp rig of my dreams. Now 5 years later I only have the bass, and it doesn't even get gigged with.

    I just bought two compressors by accident, so now I get to AB them and sell one of them. 2 months ago I didn't even want a compressor.
  18. twinjet

    twinjet Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    Hey, a dream that doesn't change is a dream that goes stale and crumbles into nothing...

    GAS cures don't exist, I think. Being content is doable, but to simply shut up that still, small voice saying "what if...?" doesn't seem entirely feasible to my small mind.
    oldandbold, Katoosie and Outtaseezun like this.
  19. CenTexThumper

    CenTexThumper Old Timer Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2008
    The Republic Of Texas
    I already knew it. An opinion is just that. I have picked up some helpful tips and been flamed a time or two. It ain't personal and what I like is not the same as what you do.
    oldandbold likes this.
  20. Bonsist


    Jan 28, 2021
    I don't have a real pedal board yet so I'm highly appreciate that you can bookmark posts with added notes. It helps a lot to collect different ideas into my bookmarks.

    I wish other forums had that too. So useful to reference something that caught my eye by referring back to that post easily through my saved bookmarks on here.
    GregC likes this.
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