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You know you're a bass player if...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Stingraymund, Mar 5, 2004.

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  1. - While playing tennis you found yourself slapping the racket between matches.

    - You've unconsciously misopronounced the name of a fish with a familiar spelling.

    - You've parked your car in a parking lot that didn't have any parking space lines and went, "Ooh, fretless!"

    - Your WindowsXP user icon is that bass guitar.

    - You cheered or laughed loudly at the cello-bass guitar scene in the movie "School of Rock."

    - While at a car dealership and looking at a pickup truck, you ask if it's got a P or a J.

    Come on folks, feel free to add.
  2. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    both apply to me! am I in?
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    hehe tennis is my main sport but ive never really associated it with a bass.. Maybe a guitar though.

  4. Yep. When I got my new computer and that bass icon came up, I thought to myself "Even the computer knows I'm a bass player". That meant something to me and you can believe I did leave the icon in place.
    Anyway, I know I'm a bass player because I always hear the bass line of every piece of music I listen to. If the piece doesn't use any bass, I make something up and hum my bass line along with the music. I'm compelled to do this all the time.
  5. Same for me...what bass is that anyways?
  6. According to an archive search of TB, it's a Tobias.
  7. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses

    LMAO - i like that one! I'm still laughing.

    You know you're a bass player if:

    -you call all BMWs Bongos.

    -you REALLY BELIEVE that there's a resemblence.

    -when you get all excited for a moment when you see the new fishing magazine.

    -you keep a bass in your bathroom.

    -you understand the phrase, "Hey, that Sadowski has a badass and barts in it? Sweeeet."
  8. prophecy


    Dec 26, 2003
    hahah bass in bathroom...guilty
  9. I'm sorry...but my bass has been in every room in my house,except the bathroom.
  10. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
  11. :rolleyes:
  12. ...your wife can't open things like jar lids or bottle caps after you've closed them (toothpaste, shampoo, ketchup, peanut butter, mayonnaise, etc.)

    I don't mean to tighten the bejeezus out of the lids, but years of bass playing has had an effect on my grip.

    Boy, does she get mad when she can't open something....

    "^$#@&!()$^$ bass player!!!! Get over here and open this damn jar!!!!" :mad: :mad:

    Oops. :meh: :D
  13. Odd...but ok :)
  14. Hmmm... you've got a point there. Unless you're married and have gigged for years, my post probably won't make much sense.
    :confused: :)
  15. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    ...if the only N'Sync member name you know is Lance Bass.
  16. MMSterling

    MMSterling Guest

    Feb 19, 2004
    Leicester, England
    Feel sorry for ya there mate! Taking the rap for an inevitable side effect of bass playing :)!

  17. zilla04


    Feb 11, 2000
    Hey........ so.

    My Double Bass is sitting on it's side in the upstairs bathroom of where I'm staying. :D
  18. vegaas


    Nov 6, 2001
    You know you're a bass player if:

    A) Not only did you laugh when Jack Black gave the cello player the bass, but you were pissed that he told her to just play a G, and then gave every instrument a solo except the bass.

    B) You start to notice china cabinets and check to see if the china is secured well inside.

    C) You know the double bass does not mean two bass players in a band.
  19. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Your constantly pulling for the underdog.
  20. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    ...and you know that double bass has nothing to do with big drum sets or their kick drums...

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