Switching to Bass

Discussion in 'rec.music.guitar' started by NJD, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. "NJD" <njd@NIXSPAAMcultv.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.19ba854841d0f6a0989b46@news.optonline.net...

    > Bass players have a lot in common with beautiful women.

    Song-writing
    > guitarists are more like nerdy, pimply faced boys. You better

    have cash
    > to spend!


    LOL! Very well put. Maybe I ought to revisit the idea of going
    back to my bassist days. I still have a bass amp rig and a
    decent Tokai P-bass copy. My bass could stand to be upgraded,
    but my drummer buddy has an early-70's sunburst P-bass that's
    the lightest, most resonant P I've ever played. Absolute joy to
    play it. Maybe I should make him an offer he can't refuse.

    It's a pity we don't live closer; I'd like to work up some
    complicated music and I don't give a rat's tail about commercial
    potential. I'll never be an exceptional guitarist, but with
    some serious woodshedding I might be a dangerous bassist.
  2. NJD

    NJD Guest

    In article <Lu54b.1990$tw6.1829@newsread4.news.pas.earthlink.net>,
    covell@jps.net says...
    > Heh! Maybe that's why I didn't mock the guitarists when I
    > played bass: they did such a good job of self-mockery.
    > In the 70's there wasn't much spandex, big hair, and grimacing
    > on the local bar-band scene. It was more the lopsided
    > shit-eating grin of a recent heroin fix, or the looks of
    > frustration from being too wasted to pull off the
    > wheedly-deedly Free Bird triplets thing. Few things are as
    > amusing on stage as when the guitarist nods off during a song,
    > staggers against his Marshall stack, and knocks the top cab and
    > head to the floor. Les Pauls, cranked stacks, and china white
    > make for interesting gigs. My ears still bleed. There was a
    > good reason I kept the drummer between me and the guitarist.


    Yeah, I've seen guys do that -- even famous ones. Wonder how many are
    still with us. They've got to be either sober or dead by now.

    --
    Nick
    http://www.cultv.com Fine arts & more
    http://www.ironia.net My last band
  3. NJD

    NJD Guest

    In article <ZC54b.1997$tw6.1793@newsread4.news.pas.earthlink.net>,
    covell@jps.net says...
    > It's a pity we don't live closer; I'd like to work up some
    > complicated music and I don't give a rat's tail about commercial
    > potential. I'll never be an exceptional guitarist, but with
    > some serious woodshedding I might be a dangerous bassist.


    Well there's no tellin' where I might end up. Where do you live? I'll
    start checkin' the want ads there.

    --
    Nick
    http://www.cultv.com Fine arts & more
    http://www.ironia.net My last band
  4. Atlas

    Atlas Guest

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    On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 17:51:39 GMT, "David and/or Rena Covell"
    <covell@jps.net> wrote:

    >Few things are as
    >amusing on stage as when the guitarist nods off during a song,
    >staggers against his Marshall stack, and knocks the top cab and
    >head to the floor.


    Oh god, I am so dead.



    Atlas
    --
    "I don't do drugs, I am drugs" - Salvador Dali
  5. On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 18:00:25 GMT, "David and/or Rena Covell"
    <covell@jps.net> wrote:

    >It's a pity we don't live closer; I'd like to work up some
    >complicated music and I don't give a rat's tail about commercial
    >potential. I'll never be an exceptional guitarist, but with
    >some serious woodshedding I might be a dangerous bassist.


    I'm a dangerous bassist now. But I'm trying hard to get better on the
    instrument.<g>

    And fortunately (for the rest of the world) I decided to start with a
    small amp.

    ___
    Walter Luffman Medina, TN USA
    Amateur curmudgeon, equal-opportunity annoyer

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