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. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    I know, for my part, it has/had been noted that my "bass face" is/was actually an improvement.
     
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  2. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    I said no such thing. The question was "Why are bassists always the smartest and best looking people in the band?" I said, "Because a lot of the best bassists are women." Pay attention.

    And for God's sake, please don't use my post as an excuse to turn this into a sexist "hot female bassists" thread, which is exactly the opposite of what I intended.
     
  3. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    Only with sandals and cargo shorts. :woot:
     
  4. mikeoso

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    Forgive me...I totally misunderstood your point. I thought you were saying my options had somehow excluded women.
     
  5. waveman

    waveman

    Sep 25, 2008
    Smart, yes. But the other's get most (all) of that sort of attention. Most girls don't like nice easy going fat guys like me.
     
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  6. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Don't get me wrong, I love me some Tal, but until she puts out a seminal work like Blow By Blow or played a song like Cause We've Ended as Lovers, I don't think she has quite made it to smoking a legendary player. Hold her own? I'd by that.
     
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  7. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    Apology accepted. Wanna go get tacos or something? :D
     


  8. Just met 'er.
     
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  9. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    Fricker? I don't even know'er!!!

    (Sometimes I crack myself up.)
     
  10. We don’t always wear socks...but damn it...when we do they’re the best!
     
  11. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Trust me, she's just that kinda gal . . .
     
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  12. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

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

    i have no clue. :D ok, ok...i have some ideas but no proof. will be interesting to see how the poll turns out!
     
  13. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    I’m just going by what Jeff said. I read an interview with him in which he talked about how impressed he was with her and how on any given night she smoked him on the solos.
    While i’m not a huge Jeff Beck fan, other interviews i’ve read with him down through the years have left me convinced he is not shy about candid assessments of the skills of other musicians and those assessments were not always flattering; but considering he gives credit where due, his less than stellar opinions would tend to lead me believe he is being objective when he offers an assessment of someone else’s musical skills.
    Maybe he was just being nice because of her age or gender, but i kinda doubt she would be sharing the stage with him if he was not completely sold on her skill.
    Considering what Jeff Back thinks of his own skillset, i can’t imagine him taking on a bass player who couldn’t hang with him, which would IMO at least make her an equal in his eyes.
     
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  14. TheSlug

    TheSlug

    Feb 7, 2015
    Bergen, Norway
    Love the fact that option 4 is winning:cool::bassist:
     
  15. Larger than average p basses.
     
  16. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy


    Jeff is super gracious and complimentary of other musicians from what I've read too. He's killer at letting people take center stage. Pretty humble guy, but with a very low tolerance for BS as I understand it. Pretty much into hot rods which his music pays for. It's funny to be so good at something and think of it only as a job to supply his hobby! :D
     
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  17. Steadfast

    Steadfast

    Sep 28, 2015
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    Why are bassists always the smartest and best looking people in the band?

    This only true when the bassist is also the saxophonist.
     
  18. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    totally.
     
  19. Chrisk-K

    Chrisk-K

    Jan 20, 2010
    AZ, USA
    Yep, just look at Gene Simmons or Flea.
     
  20. The bass player is usually the smartest or the dumbest person in the band.
     
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