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what is your favorite bass player sterotype

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by mikethecannibal, Jan 22, 2008.


  1. mikethecannibal

    mikethecannibal

    Jan 19, 2008
    erie pa
    so what do you think is your favorite bass player stereotype?
     
  2. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    NY
    the "failed guitarist" stereotype....
     
  3. the "we should stand in the back and just play bass so that no one will notice we are there" stereotype.
     
  4. mikethecannibal

    mikethecannibal

    Jan 19, 2008
    erie pa
    i get the failed guitarist one about once a week, usually from some ignorant person who cant even play an instrument or from some gui**** who things hes all high and mighty because he can play faster. HE HAS AN ELECTRIC GUITAR THAT IS GOING TO PLAY FASTER THAN A BASS! wow that kid makes me mad... anyways, my favorite stereotype is the one where we can groove to anything, i literally can:bassist:
     
  5. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    People who think bass is only cool when you slap and pop a it like a 2 handed monkey on speed. When you play in the pocket and groove your invisable to most :scowl:
     
  6. My favorite is that everytime I mention Talkbass in a conversation with my band mates the singer always goes "Oh yeah, that site must get about 16 hits a month". If he only knew that we are an army in waiting.....
     
  7. mjolnir

    mjolnir Thor's Hammer 2.1.3beta Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2006
    Houston, TX
    "Are you a bass player?"

    "...Yeah, how'd you know?"

    "Yer a big dude, yer quiet, and you smoke like a chimney. Must be a bass player."

    Some dude I didn't know said that to me while I was standing outside a Starbucks.
     
  8. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    My favorite is the "You're a bass player so you must have a substance abuse problem" stereotype.
     
  9. Bass is where you stick the guy who doesn't have any talent.
     
  10. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Thats the old chestnut...
     
  11. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI

    Huh? You're supposed to post a stereotype, not an astute observation!
     
  12. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Although i dont smoke i have heard the "you must be a bass player cuz your a big guy one a few times myself. Just a month ago a guy said this to me.
     
  13. It's my favorite because it applies to me! :p
     
  14. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    I used to get that one before I played the bass!
     
  15. Scionreality

    Scionreality

    Dec 18, 2007
    Akron, Ohio
    "Why don't you, like, move around more or something? You're not doin' much else."

    And:

    "Uh... Bass doesn't need effects, dude."

    Oh! And a guy (who also actally does know quite a lot) once told me that I shouldn't play with a pick.

    It's cool, man. I just do what makes me happy.
     
  16. Valerus

    Valerus

    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    These two, mainly.
     
  17. Objection!
     
  18. chicks dig bass players:cool:
     
  19. I've never had that problem...:meh: