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Musical Instrument Discussion => Bass Guitar => Topic started by: KenBJammen on March 26, 2013, 08:50:45 PM

Title: Bass Guitar Discussion Area.
Post by: KenBJammen on March 26, 2013, 08:50:45 PM
The purpose of the Bass Guitar Discussion area is to talk all things bass guitar.  4 string, 5 string 6 string 8 string chapman stick.  Bass amplifiers, tube bass amplifiers, solid state bass amplifiers, bass effects.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Bass Guitar Discussion Area.
Post by: chuckinator5k on April 03, 2013, 04:09:10 PM
How do you get a bass player to turn down? Put sheet music in front of him.
Title: Re: Bass Guitar Discussion Area.
Post by: RichR on April 03, 2013, 04:30:58 PM
Sheet music is also known as a harmonica mute.
Title: Re: Bass Guitar Discussion Area.
Post by: DannyDV8 on April 03, 2013, 10:19:17 PM
This is the thread where we teach a special needs child to play bass.
Title: Re: Bass Guitar Discussion Area.
Post by: BH on April 03, 2013, 11:09:36 PM
This is the thread where we teach a special needs child to play bass.

Too Crude ! A true bass player is as gifted as any other true musician. The band ain't shit without him either.
Title: Re: Bass Guitar Discussion Area.
Post by: DannyDV8 on April 04, 2013, 06:15:02 AM
This is possibly true on stage, but I've had some bass players, most of them in fact, that I had to spoon feed the rest of the time when they weren't playing.  Dumb as a bag of rocks, almost every damned one of them.  Jerry Cox, and Bradee are about the only exceptions I can think of.  It wasn't so much that they couldn't conjugate verbs or stuff like that, just always some stupid shit, trying to compensate for the fact that they were "only the bass player".  I could tell you some stories, but I'll spare you this time.
Title: Re: Bass Guitar Discussion Area.
Post by: KenBJammen on April 04, 2013, 12:38:12 PM
Good bass players are very hard to find. 

I have had the priveledge to work with some fine bass players, and work with some terrible ones. 
Title: Re: Bass Guitar Discussion Area.
Post by: RichR on April 04, 2013, 01:28:09 PM
This is the thread where we teach a special needs child to play bass.

Too Crude ! A true bass player is as gifted as any other true musician. The band ain't shit without him either.

You know what they call someone who hangs around with musicians???   A drummer.
Title: Re: Bass Guitar Discussion Area.
Post by: DannyDV8 on April 04, 2013, 02:20:10 PM
Most of the guys I've work with since the late '70s were great, but what I'm talking about here is guys who were just loopy as Hell the rest of the time.  I mean guys that couldn't find their asses with both hands...............You don't wanna get me started.  Trust me.
Title: Re: Bass Guitar Discussion Area.
Post by: chuckinator5k on April 04, 2013, 03:05:34 PM
On the actual subject, I have a beat up old 82' Hamer Cruisebass, great bass. Had it re fretted, plays like a dream.  8)
Title: Re: Bass Guitar Discussion Area.
Post by: DannyDV8 on April 04, 2013, 03:45:39 PM
I have a Jazz bass with a flame maple neck, I also have a 1929 Kay String bass.  The Kay needs to be completely rebuilt.
Title: Re: Bass Guitar Discussion Area.
Post by: chuckinator5k on April 05, 2013, 03:14:35 PM
I have a Jazz bass with a flame maple neck, I also have a 1929 Kay String bass.  The Kay needs to be completely rebuilt.

Nice! I have a friend in Colorado Springs with an old Kay, freekin shweeet!
Title: Re: Bass Guitar Discussion Area.
Post by: DannyDV8 on April 06, 2013, 05:26:20 PM
The real old ones are worth a ton of dough!