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    A band's bass player and guitar player got into a fight...

    ... the lead singer broke it up, and asked what the problem was. The bass player complained, "he twisted one of the pegs on my bass and threw it out of tune!"
    "Big deal," said the singer, "simply retune it."
    "I would, but he won't tell me which one he moved," replied the bass player.

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    I just sent that to my bass player. I'll let you guys know how it goes......... :)
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    Apparently you don't know to many bass players!

    As a bassist I've never met any other bassist like that. Most I know are very meticulous people. However I have met a few guitarist that not only couldn't tune properly, they didn't even care!

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    But that's not funny.

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    But it was in tune when I left the store!
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    What he said.
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    Frono: You are correct----again.

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    A guitar player can lay down a bunch of clams over the course of an evening, but with bending, sliding etc. he can gloss over it. A bass player hits the wrong note......everyone knows about it.

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    This reminded me of a bass player I played with many moons ago.He had the dancing -on-stage-too-many-shots thing down perfectly but was a fairly ****ty musician.Many times upon hitting the chorus or a place where there were vocal harmonies he would issue forth a brutal clam on the bass and as soon as he realized what he'd done would shoot an accusatory look over at one of us who was singing.Got away with it every time!He was shocked and resentful when kicked out,of course.Memories...
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    Not that you would ever catch me saying anything nice about the Guild Humbuckers on the JS II but in the decade before I got the Starfire I would gladly turn up the bass and kill the treble on the air mover (my days of 300 watts RMS into 2x15 are long past) dial down the treble on the pickup, engage the suck switch and the result was so muddy no one had any idea what pitch I played. No clams here but I had to be in the drummer's groove or else.
    Quote Originally Posted by mgod View Post
    What he said.
    Quote Originally Posted by Stuball48 View Post
    Frono: You are correct----again.

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    Okay, I don't know squat about playing bass, remember - just an acoustic student, but I have noticed that bass players are the butt of a lot of jokes, which I mentioned to my guitar teacher. He said that in most cases the bass player is actually the most musically intelligent member of the band, and they have to be to stay on track and make the band sound good.

    No, he does not play bass. He plays guitar, piano, and drums/percussion. And he's a sound engineer.

    Just thought I'd throw that out there for all you good natured bass players. Not everyone underappreciates you!

    Cynthia

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    I remember this one time I thought I was wrong, but I was wrong.








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