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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by WilliamSandoval, Jan 5, 2012.


  1. What do you play for them?

    Something melodic? Improv? A particular song?
     
  2. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    A bass line from something familiar, like "Sunshine of Your Love" or "Black magic Woman." If not that, probably a walking blues line.
     
  3. Stilettoprefer

    Stilettoprefer

    Nov 26, 2010
    I diddle randomly if they're not a musician. If they are a musician, I diddle in a specific key:D
     
  4. paparoof

    paparoof Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2011
    Minneapolis
    fEARful koolaid drinker
    The theme from Barney Miller.
     
  5. pnut166

    pnut166

    Jun 5, 2008
    alabama
    billie jean
     
  6. skychief

    skychief

    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    A funky version of Stevie's left hand groove on "Superstition". That usually gets their head nodding and a smile. 'Cept i do it in E instead of D to get a bottomy open E string vibe heh-heh.
     
  7. Anything I know, which usually means something no one else knows.
     
  8. M0ses

    M0ses

    Sep 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Something with buttloads of modulation ><
     
  9. The main part of My Girl
     
  10. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    SoCal
    Depends what day it is.
     
  11. lowfreq33

    lowfreq33

    Jan 27, 2010
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    I've got sort of a "stock soundcheck riff" that I pull out, just a funky fingerstyle thing that covers a lot of bases. It's mainly pentatonic, with a little flat five here and there, and I'll throw a b3-3 slur in for that Sly Stone vibe.
     
  12. The Lemon

    The Lemon Banned

    Aug 16, 2011
    Van Halen - "Running With the Devil"
     
  13. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    I say "pay me first" and then they usually stop asking.
     
  14. :D
     
  15. NKUSigEp

    NKUSigEp

    Jun 6, 2006
    Bright, IN
    +1

    That or if I'm around some of my more adventurous friends I'll throw in the Jaws theme.
     
  16. Saxn

    Saxn

    Oct 23, 2010
    Nashville, GA
    LOL that cracked me up... I was just trying to imagine the victim's face as you thump that out - priceless!
     
  17. N.F.A.

    N.F.A.

    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    Usually something instantly recognizable like Billie Jean, Money, Sunshine of Your Love, Manic Depression, etc.
     
  18. TC2112

    TC2112 Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2009
    Parke County, Indiana
    Usually, I just drop the Murderface slap solo on them........then I play some bass
     
  19. jabsys

    jabsys

    Mar 30, 2011
    UK
    I put the chorus pedal on & play the main riff for Come As You Are or the intro to Whom the Bell Tolls, I can never think of anything else that sounds half decent.
     
  20. jthurston

    jthurston

    Nov 22, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Grand Master Flash. Just kidding.

    I play either the intro to "Number Of The Beast" (Maiden) or the bass solo from "Please Do Not Go" (Violent Femmes).
     

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