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Why do you see bassists with

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by evelyncarnate, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. evelyncarnate


    Nov 13, 2006
    London, UK
    ....socks tied round the top of the neck? I've been wondering this for ages

    Sarah x
  2. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Usually, it's hair scrunchies, or foam under the strings behind the nut...

    But it's to keep the sympathetic vibrations from getting all the strings sounding at once. You'll see it more on the dudes who do a lot of tapping.

    Or, they're just dorks.
  3. I think the real purpose is so when you swing around and hit the lead player with your neck upside his head, it doesn't hurt as much.
  4. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I've never seen a tied sock but often scrunchies for reducing sympathetic vibrations while tapping.
  5. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    The more important question is: why do we see people with socks on their arms?
  6. fish man

    fish man

    Nov 14, 2005
    Ontario, Canada
    It's just a spare.
  7. well where else would you put a sock on your bass? i mean dumb question really. ;)
  8. El-Bob


    Oct 22, 2006
    Hamilton, ON
    that's hilarious!:p
  9. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings

  10. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    ...or underwear on their heads? :D
  11. evelyncarnate


    Nov 13, 2006
    London, UK
    Hahah I love you guys
  12. Rano Bass

    Rano Bass

    Sep 9, 2006
    Tijuana Mex.
    I don't see that too often, but it's mostly used by tapping players.

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