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Yes, I drove over my bass!

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by zenrad, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. nothing you can hold for very long...

    Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter.."Stella Blue"
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  2. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Richmond, VA
    Welcome to my world
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  3. 2tonic


    Dec 22, 2015
    First, you've apparently forgotten the first rule of Talk Bass storytelling, so I fixed it for you..........

    Second, if you have kids, don't tell them this story.
    See it from their side........
    Dad loves his bass,
    Dad ran over it with the car!
    Dad says he loves us.............
    Do you think he'll still put us through college?

    Great story, though. Glad the ending was relatively happy!
  4. Holy $#!%. Was the car damaged when you ran over that thing?
  5. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi zenrad :)




  6. RumbleMan3


    Apr 14, 2018
    Talk about ROAD worn...

    EDIT: I just realised I’m the 5th person to post this already! :facepalm:
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2019
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  7. davidprice


    Jan 1, 2005
    Guitarist Michael Hedges was a good friend and had similar happen with his Stienberger transtrem guitar in a gig bag which got squarely run over by a taxi at the San Francisco airport. Not only undamaged but still in tune!
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  8. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

  9. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    What great story! Something to rememeber when some folks come on here and worry about breathing on their bass. These things are tough.
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  10. AWESOME story. I'm glad you went back inside to give your dog water. The weather has been hot lately. Maybe karma saved your bass.
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  11. haha i almost did the same thing to our guitarists guitar before a SXSW show but I felt the tire going up on the cheap case it was in and stopped before it got crushed
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  12. mellowgerman

    mellowgerman Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    Now that's a roadworthy bass! And I thought my Epiphone Casady was a trooper for taking a festival season of touring in gig bag without any damage...
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  13. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Roadrunner case? Or Roadrunover? ;)
  14. Mike Whitfield

    Mike Whitfield

    Apr 10, 2019
    Then he'd have to get a bigger vice, heavier hammer, etc. Total hassle.

    This story is cool and ought to be sent to Fender.
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  15. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    I'm laughing, and feeling your pain at the same time.
    Working in a music store a few years ago a mom came in with her son. "It's time to buy Felcher here a new guitar". I asked "Birthday?"
    "No, he has a lesson in five minutes and I just ran over his guitar."
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  16. Outbush


    Nov 6, 2016
    That’s one bass to love!

    At a jam session, host lends his Maton acoustic guitar to a dude who plays it really poorly for about a minute the falls forward off an 18” high stage & lands with all his weight on the guitar drunk as a lord. No visible damage but way out of tune. Puts it in his case and takes it home without tuning it & next day the local luthier tells him to leave it a week at least before tuning it. Had to retune it a few times within a couple of hours when it came out of its case but it was back on stage a fortnight later. Didn’t get lent anymore though...
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  17. bassman10096

    bassman10096 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    I once backed my car over a laptop inside a briefcase. Not a good result like yours...
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  18. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    SO FRIGGEN AWESOME!! Love my Squiers :D Great story man, thanks for sharing.
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  19. mrcbass


    Jan 14, 2016
    Sacramento, CA
    I guess that's one way to start a relic job!

    I do hope you went and bought lottery tickets on the way to rehearsal....
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  20. honeyiscool


    Jan 28, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    Pssssh I drove over a drummer once. Well his foot really. And he was fine and didn’t need to be fired. Something about the mechanics of tires driving over objects is apparently not as crushing as one would think.
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