Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Fire-Starter, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    What has talk bass done for you?


    This is one site that should be come along with every new/used bass. I personally have been able to ask questions here from theory-to set up, and have even traded and purchased basses here from other members here. There is all kind of wisdom here in all of the different forums from all the members of this site, FWIW, if you don't have access to private lessons etc, this is the place you can get answers. One of the best features of this site is how we can agree to dis-agree about different subjects with out people getting to offended. GTREAT MODERATORS, GREAT PLAYERS,GREAT TEACHERS, all from the "I just got my new bass and dont have a clue what to do next,please help" to the "Why you should only turn you trust rod 1/4" at max, and let it settle for a day or two" crowd, this place has given me much knowledge. Sellers of basses should make sure the buyer has the following:

    1: a good set of strings
    2: a good gig bag
    3: a good set up
    4: a warrenty
    5: a card directing them to www.talkbass.com

    I thank you all for the info you provide

    Peace and Blessings to ya!
  2. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    it's given me something to help keep me away from porn sites.
  3. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Woodland Hills, CA
    Awwwe, common Joe. There's always a little time for that. ;)

    TB has helped encourage me to keep learning new things. It also has helped me by teaching me a lot about bass tools and technologies.
  4. Craig Garfinkel

    Craig Garfinkel

    Aug 25, 2000
    Hartford, CT
    Endorsing Artist: Sadowsky Guitars
    Fantastic post, Fire-Starter! TB is truly a bass player's community . Everybody's here, from Newbies to Pros. It does this old heart good to know that, if in fact I do have any "wisdom" to impart, it's appreciated. OTOH, just because I've been around the block a time or two, that doesn't mean I haven't learned a thing or two about a thing or two here myself.

    Long live TalkBass!

    :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :bassist:
  5. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    A lot. TB IS a community. Newbie;s to Pro's, but nobody is really cocky in any way, and provides the best info.
    I have learned so much about TONS of brands of basses, quality, tone, brands. Tons of things about amps like head RMS, OHMS, cables, and on. Setup, a little theory.

    And I can't even say how much I have learned by browsing the greatest forum ever made.
    TB rules!!!!!!!! :D ;)
  6. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Here's an idea,

    Print up some sort of flyer for TB and hang it at your local music shop! It won't cost you any money, but it will advertise this site of incredible knowledge for beginners and pros alike. Spread the word anyway you can!

    I tell every bass player I know about this site.

  7. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Woodland Hills, CA
    That is a good idea.

    Maybe we should submit flyer ideas into a thread here for people that are into this idea but not artistic?
  8. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    That's why they made multiple browser sessions! However, you have to be careful - inadvertently going from a very interesting eyeful to a post by Freaky Fender is a bit jolting, and feels a bit perverted.
  9. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
  10. Aussie Mark

    Aussie Mark I come from a land down under Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2002
    Sydney, Oz
    Endorsing Artist: Fender; O'Neill Amps; Cave Passive Pedals

    Gig bag? How about a real case? I've never owned a gig bag, I just don't see the point of them. But then again, my basses get loaded in the back of vans with PA gear, so need to be protected.

    To me, a gig bag is like wearing socks without shoes :)
  11. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Did you ever try to strap a hard case to your back?

    While gig bags don't give you the greatest protection, they are easier for the bassist on the move! Just strap it on, and do a walkabout mate! :D
  12. Aussie Mark

    Aussie Mark I come from a land down under Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2002
    Sydney, Oz
    Endorsing Artist: Fender; O'Neill Amps; Cave Passive Pedals
    I drive to practice. I drive to gigs. I can't imagine any situation where I would want to carry a bass for more than 100m/110yards. I can't recall seeing any wandering minstrels playing electric bass.
  13. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    Well I haven't learnt a bloody thing on this site - but I've had a few laughs and discovered how inane some people really are. It's fun, yeah; no substitute for practice or deep musical introspection, though.
  14. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    For me, I prefer gigbags. They can strap to your back, and I have to walk through crowded halways of my school 2 times a day with the bass. If I was putting it in a van with PA gear, I'd want a hardshell, but I put it in the backseat or frontseat of my car and it's fine.

    TB is awesome. I tell all my students about it.
  15. Aussie Mark

    Aussie Mark I come from a land down under Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2002
    Sydney, Oz
    Endorsing Artist: Fender; O'Neill Amps; Cave Passive Pedals

    Yeah, but if you had that baby in a hard case, you'd get through the crowded hallways in half the time. Those kids will soon learn to get out of your way quick smart once you bang em on the knee with the corner of the hard case a few times. After a few days, that hallway crowd will part like the Red Sea as soon as they see you coming.