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Which one are you? (be honest)

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by tb-player, Mar 16, 2020.


  1. Perpetual gassy shopper

  2. Disciplined practice guy

  3. I practice some, shop some, and eat lots of carrots

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  1. tb-player

    tb-player Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
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    Last edited: Mar 16, 2020
  2. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug Supporting Member

    I'm always looking for the next bottom to smack, the next neck to caress, the next one to make moan and purr...
     
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  3. Winslow

    Winslow

    Sep 25, 2011
    Group "W" Bench
    ...and sometimes, he also plays bass! :woot:
     
  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    :laugh:
     
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  5. tb-player

    tb-player Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Spoken like a real bass payer. :thumbsup:
     
  6. grimjim

    grimjim

    Jan 26, 2014
    Chicago, Illinois
    Endorsing artist;DNA Amplification, GHS strings
    Like to buy gear, and don't practice as much as I should.
     
  7. grillman

    grillman

    Dec 15, 2014
    Normally I’m in the third category.

    With the quarantine I aim at entering the second one.
     
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  8. tb-player

    tb-player Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Same. I played for 3 hours this afternoon (and didn't shop for a bass even once...lol).
     
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  9. thabassmon

    thabassmon

    Sep 26, 2013
    New Zealand
    These days I've toned it down to a few hours of playing a day.

    I check out gear, only buy what impresses me. More likely to buy effects than amps or instruments and only if they sound good and have impressive functionality otherwise nope.

    So I guess I am a play bass rather than buy bass category.
     
  10. Nashrakh

    Nashrakh

    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    I don't buy much (like, 1 bass the last ten years), but I don't practice as much as I did in the past.

    That may change as suddenly my schedule has opened wide up...
     
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  11. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    California
    I window shop nearly everyday, but I’m VERY happy with my 2 5ers.
     
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  12. I guess my OCD really exemplifies itself whenever I pick up my bass at home. I will disect a simple alternate picking pattern if the notes aren't transitioning smoothly. Or, if my finger(s) are getting a little "crossed up" as I am executing a particular riff. I drive myself crazy sometimes but I would become crazier if I didn't address these technical shortcomings.
     
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  13. DoctorZee

    DoctorZee Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2018
    New York / New Jersey
    I have an odd case of seasonal GAS. It always hits in the spring and fall. The rest of the year I’m pretty content.
     
  14. turcmic

    turcmic Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Montreal, QC
    Play a little, shop a little, eat carrots a little and DIY stuff while doing it. Gigs coming (let’s hope the Covid-19 will be a thing of the past soon but I think all the gigs will be cancelled or at least postponed) that require IEM and old school sound. So, I bought custom IEM and a tube DI, downloaded the Forscore app and bought a page turner and an Apple Pencil. I’m working on the songs to get a perfect rendition (required for the gig) plus regular practice to keep my chops alive. I modified and fixed my pedalboard to accommodate the changes I made the last 2 years. I will rebuild a snake that goes to the amp and make one for my bass and IEM signal.

    I also bought an Ampeg VT-22 (V4 guitar combo). I built a wood box for the head and a separate cab for the speakers. Gonna use the head with my bass cabs and my son will use the head with the guitar cab (father and son happiness). I also bought a SVT 810 in bad cosmetic shape that I intend to fix and bring its glory back.

    I also eat carrots. Carrots are good.
     
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  15. 4001

    4001 Inactive

    Sep 29, 2004
    Lake County, IL
    I don't need any more basses.
    I just need more time.
     
  16. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    And I guess you really enjoy it when it is time to take off the G-string.
     
  17. 9Thumbs

    9Thumbs

    Jul 3, 2013
    Near Boston
    I'm selling, trying to cut it down to 3. One with frets, one without and one upright. I'm happy with what I have. Wish I had more time to woodshed
     
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  18. Thorny1

    Thorny1

    Jun 16, 2019
    I've owned three basses total, in 12 years of playing. I still own 2 of them. Clearly, I'm resistant to GAS.
     
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  19. BargeOn

    BargeOn Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2004
    CNY
    Haven't been tempted by anything since I got my Pentabuzz.
     
  20. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    I have enough... not as much as some, but a little more than most...

    ... besides, 'keeping up my shops' just doesn't sound right.
     
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