Why are bassists always the smartest and best looking people in the band?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by mikeoso, Aug 3, 2018.


  1. Smart good looking people are attracted to the bass.

    54 vote(s)
    26.5%
  2. Playing bass makes you smart and good looking.

    44 vote(s)
    21.6%
  3. Only smart good looking people are capable of playing bass.

    60 vote(s)
    29.4%
  4. It's a mystery of nature..just be grateful and accept it.

    102 vote(s)
    50.0%
  5. Because carrots.

    45 vote(s)
    22.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    Poll is missing an important option: Because a lot of the best bassists are women!
     
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  2. madbass6

    madbass6 Inactive

    Jan 13, 2009
    I do not give consent to use any of my photos ! please respect that. thank you.
    if the OP was a drummer or a guitarists I'm sure he'll be saying the "the guitarist / drummers are the smartest & best looking !
     
  3. twinjet

    twinjet Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    49
    Hugh Hefner must have been a hell of a bass player. Dude was loaded and always had nice company.
     
  4. mikeoso

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    ...and women can't be smart and good looking? Hmmm, tell Tal Wilkenfeld about that.
     
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  5. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Not smart or pretty and i only like raw carrots.
    Always must an exception which proves the rule.
     
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  6. Nashrakh

    Nashrakh

    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Because we would NEVER fall for a scam like this.

    Right?

    ...right?

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  7. tjh

    tjh

    Mar 22, 2006
    Minnesota
    Smart, good looking, quick witted (and modest) …

    … and also owns the PA, the light system, and the van that lugs most gear …

    … ok, maybe not so smart, just gullible … :(
     
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  8. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    And she was smokin Jeff Beck before she was twenty.

     
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  9. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    Yes, it's all true. We are indeed the smartest and best looking. I will also add most modest too! :D
     
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  10. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I disclose nothing
    Why are bassists always the smartest and best looking people in the band?

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  11. Danny Bonaduce, the tone is in the fingers.
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2018
  12. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
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  13. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies! Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    Lemmy Agrees
     
  14. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid

    Jul 19, 2009
    I've seen some of you in person and if this is true the other members of your bands must be terrifying!
     
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  15. Rumbledore

    Rumbledore Inactive

    Jun 2, 2018
    peninsula
    nah, that's only when fndrgrl takes our pic
     
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  16. Rumbledore

    Rumbledore Inactive

    Jun 2, 2018
    peninsula
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  17. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    This is so weird. The lead guitar player forum and the lead singer forum both had identical smart/attractive bass player polls. Go figure. The drummers Forum does not offer polls. too confusing.
     
  18. I would also add that bass players always have the best hair...the best!

    The best pants and socks too!
     
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  19. mikeoso

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    Wait, what? Who wears socks to a gig??
     
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  20. redwingxix

    redwingxix

    Oct 21, 2015
    detroit
    A bass player's invisibility on stage precludes the notion that they could be unattractive, therefore I see no conflict with the poll options. Poll is legit!
     
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