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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by tb-player, Mar 16, 2020.
I'm always looking for the next bottom to smack, the next neck to caress, the next one to make moan and purr...
...and sometimes, he also plays bass!
Spoken like a real bass payer.
Like to buy gear, and don't practice as much as I should.
Normally I’m in the third category.
With the quarantine I aim at entering the second one.
Same. I played for 3 hours this afternoon (and didn't shop for a bass even once...lol).
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.
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...
I window shop nearly everyday, but I’m VERY happy with my 2 5ers.
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.
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.
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.
I don't need any more basses.
I just need more time.
And I guess you really enjoy it when it is time to take off the G-string.
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
I've owned three basses total, in 12 years of playing. I still own 2 of them. Clearly, I'm resistant to GAS.
Haven't been tempted by anything since I got my Pentabuzz.
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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