What the hell is Mike Dirnt Doing...

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by morty25, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. Hes BBQing his bass!!!!!!! :eek:

  2. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    That's like seeing someone getting kicked in the 'nads. It hurts to watch! :eek:
  3. It does hurt to watch (high pitched voice) byt when you have that money...........
  4. ERIC31


    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    How typically rock starish....

    I would never have enough money to burn a bass or trash my equipment. I guess he doesn't remember being a broke punk and having to scrape together the cash to get equipment.

    I think that's lame even if Fender gives them to him for free. :(
  5. TheListPunk

    TheListPunk Guest

    Feb 2, 2002
    Topeka, Kansas
    He usually BBQs his secondary bass, I think. I'm pretty sure he keeps his favorite at every show.

  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
  7. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    They can usually survive a BBQing. One of Frank Zappa's kids (Dweezil???) still has one of Jimi's fried strats. Still works...
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    His Jimi Hendrix impression?
  9. savagelucy


    Apr 27, 2002
    he's being "punk rock"..... oh ...wait... sorry... "blink182" :rolleyes:
  10. chimppimp


    May 30, 2002
    u should be slapped for that one never compare the two yes blink 182 is good yes the are far from punk but no comparison should be made they are two different bands with two differentstyles
  11. I can't remember where I read it (probably another thread on here) that he still uses the bass even after he torches it. He believes it improves the tone somehow. I don't think I'll be trying that technique myself any time soon, though.
  12. Yeah, he'll burn the bass, then after the show, he'll build it back up and use it again. He usually burns it a few times, sayin it improves tone, etc. Once its completely useless he'll give it to a fan or something. Pretty cool I think.
  13. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    So? I think it's cool if he wants to burn his bass. It doesn't make me lose any respect for him.

    By the way, I'd be proud to be sponsored by Fender. There's nothing lame about having free tools for your craft.
  14. lneal


    Apr 12, 2002
    Lee County, Alabama
    I've been asking that for a long time.
  15. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    y'know Mort, it's completely possible to post about someone other than Mike Dirnt.

    It's also not nessicary to include a pic of Mike in each post...

    Just thoughts.
  16. I'm not a big fan of bands like Blink 182, Sum 41 etc...but I still like Green Day and think Mike Dirnt is a good bassist even if he burns his basses.

  17. Yes, what's with the Mike Dirnt worship?
  18. mans0n


    Jun 15, 2002
    i bet his pickups are REALLY hot ......

    hehehehe get it? ;-P