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You know your a bass geek when.

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Dave1974, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Dave1974


    Dec 21, 2012
    (I've actually done all these in real life) :eyebrow:

    Feel free to add to this list.

    1. You E-Mail the bassist in a Van Halen cover band to tell them how good he/they were.

    2. Playing air bass in rock clubs/pubs seems "cool".

    3. Jack Daniel's shaped bass guitars are an object you would like to own.

    4. You get "upset" that Bon Jovi doesn't really feature the new bass player on there videos any more.

    5. It really cool to you that your bass teacher a, knows who Billy Sheehan actually is and b, can actually plan like him!

  2. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    6. Creates a thread on TalkBass.com about being a bass geek.
  3. Dave1974


    Dec 21, 2012
    touché :cool:
  4. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    Just to be clear: i've done numbers 2, 3 and 5.

  5. Dave1974


    Dec 21, 2012
    It's so good not to be the only person in the world to have played Air bass, I can't stop myself I feel like I'm cheating if I don't do it.

    This forum is ace.
  6. onlyclave


    Oct 28, 2005
    You're, their, you're.
  7. VintageBoutique

    VintageBoutique Banned

    Dec 6, 2012
    I get on youtube everyday looking for isolated bass tracks from bands. Count me in for sure.
  8. corinpills


    Nov 19, 2000
    Boston, MA
    And mis-spells "you're"- this indicates a life spent paying attention to low notes.
  9. 7. You watch bands playing on TV and get frustrated when they either don't show the bass player, or show clips of him so short you can't figure out what bass he (or she) is playing.
  10. Peepaleep

    Peepaleep Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2010
    Las Cruces, NM
  11. aRandomAggie


    Apr 5, 2011
    This is immediately what I thought of when I read the first post.
  12. precijazz

    precijazz I want a name when I lose.

    Aug 31, 2011
  13. AuntieBeeb


    Dec 12, 2010
    Air bass, you say?

    (for the unfamiliar, hang on until about 0:27)
  14. plucking the steering wheel to songs as you drive (drives my wife crazy) lol
  15. You know the names of various bands' bass players, but not any other members of those bands.
  16. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    9. You respond to a thread about being a bass geek.
  17. 10. If "gui****" or "gui****ed" describes over half of your friends.
  18. I'll second that. I want to see that bass player!

    11. Dozing off late at night, waking up, and realizing your bass is still in your hands.

    12.Despite just waking up, finding something to play, just because your bass is still in your hands.
  19. Swipter


    Sep 7, 2009
    13. You don't know the words to songs only the bass lines.
  20. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    Nice one.