I guess it’s a catch-all, a thread for bass players, a place to heap adoration on our favorite bass players, our favorite bass lines and maybe talk a little shop. I’ll go first:
I play bass. My baby is a 4 string Music Man. Been through a lot with that one, even though I have been born again and mostly play 5 string now. The guitarist in my current band was a bass player in a former life and has lots of cool toys, a Tobias, a 5 string Fender and a fretless. I have 2 heads I alternate between, depending on mood, a Fender BXR300 (shocker, right?!) and an Ampeg. I have a few cabinets I alternate between as well, an Ampeg, a Hartke and a no-name.
Heros: In no particular order (and off the top of my head), Justin Chancellor, John Paul Jones, Flea, Krist Novoselic, Entwistle, Victor Wooten and, of course, Les Claypool.
Favorite lines: Anything I’ve written. Ok, besides that, just about anything from one of the guys I mentioned above.
Most of us started playing because of all the guitar players, we were the worst so “Just stand over there and play the root notes” but eventually or immediately fell in love with the instrument and came to appreciate the roll of bass in a band.
Oh, and I <3 bass player jokes.