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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Chicken Wing, May 8, 2021.
My wife thought tone meant the color.
In my experience you are absolutely 1000000% correct.
Sometimes even the guys in my band don't notice when I bring a different bass to practice or to gigs.
It is rare that even your bandmates care enough about your tone to talk about it.
And you can take the cheapest bass and give it to the best player and it will sound amazing. Give that very same bass to me and I can say for sure that I can’t work under these terrible conditions. It’s because I can ONLY sound good on EXPENSIVE equipment.
I think I can remember reading an article about Ron Carter. He’s asked about his EQ settings and replies “this is the only EQ I need” (or something like that) and holds up his 2 fingers. Total badass.
That is to say, your wife is right. They both sound pretty much the same.
My wife doesn't care, either, nor can she tell one bass or tone from another. I understand that since she's not really a musician.
Another bass what ? Head? Which part is that ? Don't you have one of those already? Can you even use all of this stuff at the same time?
Oooo, happy Sunday!
As this vid goes on for for awhile, I'm thinking this isn't metal...Napalm Records?
Then...ok, I get it ...I'm awake...
You must be talking to me.I will be the first to admit my G.A.S. is way ridiculous,my Man Cave looks like a music store (and from the look of Guitar Centers in my area I have more stock than their walls) Maybe scrimping during my younger gigging days has me over compensating now that I have a little disposable income in retirement.I don't drink, smoke or drive fancy cars.Bottom line is that having all these things around makes me happy And it's fun asking myself " what do I want to use now"? I do have a ton of spare time to play with all the toys.Retirerment can be pretty cool in this regard.
Funny, the ex and other people often used to say 'That is a really great sounding bass!' after a gig, but never 'You sounded really good!' or anything of the sort.
Never thought about this 'til right now. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Wife bought me a tshirt with Jimi Hendrix on it. "He plays guitar too, right?"
Oh the things we pick up as bass players...Hendrix? Doesn't he have a racing team?
"wife doesn't care about my tone" sounds like something you'd tell your bartender.
My wife really does care about my tone and isn't afraid to critique it...she's the lead vocalist & lyricist in the band!
Your wife is probably very aware of the subtle difference between the colors Taupe and Mauve, to you it just looks Beige or light brown
Generally correct. When it comes to paint tones, I am clueless.
Quite honestly, all this tone chasing is tasking and unnecessary. I just adjust the eq on my amp or bass. I tried flats but hated the feel. Old, dead rounds do the job just as well.
Oh sure, I'll make anything you give me work, but that doesn't mean I want to. Fortunately, my tone chasing days are about over. Quite satisfied with what I have except in my new 5's pickups and that's getting fixed in a few weeks. Then they'll be over until the next pedal I buy.
The only bass my wife hears is the upright and she doesn't mind that.
What a lucky guy, consider yourself blessed.If your wife loves music as much as you do.and is actually part of the band.
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