You might be a bass geek.

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by 70'sRockChild, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. This has probably been done before, I didn’t look, anyway, just for fun, inspired by swamp_bass's recent post "Y'all have made me a bass geek", here is,
    You know you’re a bass geek when;
    You browse and post Talkbass threads at work.
    You can fix anything on your bass without a tech.
    You swap out the pickups on a new bass, no matter how good they are, because it might sound better with the other brand.
    You spend money to reduce your tuner weight then spend more money to increase the bridge weight.
    You put strap locks on your bass but ride your motorcycle without a helmet.
    You would take your wife to Anaheim, CA on vacation if NAMM was in town.
    You install a passive, active, series, parallel, treble boost, kill switch on one pot.
    You play with a pick when no one is looking.
    You can always justify another bass with sound technical reasons.
    You measure your string height with a feeler gage.
    You change the pick guard to look like your favorite rock god.
    You change the pick guard so you don’t look like your favorite rock god.
    You calculate the tension of each string and try to balance them.
    Your bass cable has the lowest impedance you can find.
    You keep your basses in gig bags so you can get more of them in the closet.
    You swap capacitors out because the other one is always better.
    You zip tie or twist your pickup lead wire to make it neat.
    You cut and install your own bone nut, or pick guard.
    You like to modify cheap basses to see how good you can make them sound and play.
    You write on blogs about bass stuff.
    You were shaking your head yes on more than a third of this stuff.
    Takes one to know one. Have fun. Post whatever comes to mind.
  2. pgolliher


    Apr 27, 2010
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Love this... Wait... I am guilty of some of this stuff!!!
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  3. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    So am I.
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  4. Bent77


    Mar 6, 2013
    Desert, Colorado
    I'm safe, I don't blog!
    Phew that was close!
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  5. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    You have won a "losing" ebay bid more than once. Guilty!
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  6. LUpton

    LUpton Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2012
    Tampa, FL
    Probably too old for this sh--
    I swear I wasn't a bass geek til I found Talkbass... honest...

    Now I'm guilty of 2/3 of this stuff...
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  7. Last Rebel

    Last Rebel Lone Wolf - No Club Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Ontario Canada
    Yes I have....and further was outbid by $5 in the last 3 seconds
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2014
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  8. I've always been a drum geek, I admit it.

    NOW I find out that I'm a bass geek too?!

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  9. NG51

    NG51 Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Oh man...this is bad...
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  10. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    I would also add:

    - You know every spec published regarding basses you have never owned or even seen in person.
    - You Talk Bass more than you Play Bass
    - Your answer to everything is tort and flats.
  11. Guinness20


    Jan 24, 2013
    Liverpool, UK
    Only one of those applies to me.
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  12. red_rhino

    red_rhino Currently on Double Secret Probation Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2001
    Over Macho Grandé
    You know you're a bass geek when:

    You're perpetually "thinning the herd" by buying new basses to replace the ones you swear you're going to sell (eventually).
  13. Coolhandjjl


    Oct 13, 2010
    You know you're a bass geek when you correct this to lowest capacitance.
  14. michaelandrew

    michaelandrew The bass player is always right.

    Haven't done the PG or nut - yet.;)
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  15. friendlybass


    Jul 19, 2012
    When you look at a brand new bass and say "you know what this bass needs?"
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  16. Ok, lets add belongs to multiple "clubs" on Talkbass.;)
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  17. It also ocured to me,

    If you take more pictures of basses than women, you might be a bass geek.
    If your pocket protector contains a truss rod wrench, a saddle wrench, and a polarity tester,...
    If you own vintage push back wire, or know what it is.
    If you dressed up for Halloween as John Entwhistle and didn't understand why nobody knew who you were...
    If after typing "S" in the autocomplete of your browser, it fills in Stewmac instead of Sports Illustrated Swim suit edition...
    If you put a Fender neck on an AXL body, oooooooh...:woot:
    If you know enough to write jokes about being a bass geek... you are one.:D
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  18. Hues


    Nov 27, 2012
    You just had to add that one,did you?
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  19. cvsurg

    cvsurg Supporting Member

    May 17, 2011
    Hi, my name is Jim; I'm a Bass Geek.....

    What? This isn't a twelve-step program? Damn....
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  20. If you own a 1, 2, and a 3 string bass... You might be a bass geek :bassist:
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