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Bass Player Jokes - Don't Take It To Seriously
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Bass Player Jokes  -  Don\'t Take It To Seriously

As musicians we can often take ourselves to seriously. We've spent many hours in isolation practicing our craft. Endless scales, modes and spider exercises. "I just want to be respected as an artist." Give me a break. I get tired of musicians that have attitude or act like Victoria Secret Models. Endless mood swings and groupie fights. If you are a musician and in particular, a bass player, its time to relax and have a laugh at yourself.

  • Q: What are the three most difficult years in a bass players life?
  • A: The second grade!
  • Q: What's the difference between a bass player and a vacuum?
  • A: A Vacuum has to be plugged in to suck!
  • Q: What do you call a bass player with a job?
  • A: The pizza delivery boy!

Over the course of my career as a bass player I have made plenty of mistakes that are now fun to look back on and laugh.

I once was heckled all night by a guy that sat right in front of me yelling "your no bass player you can't even sing, and you sure ain't no bass player." When I was on break I waited for him to go to the men's room, I placed a note on his table that wrote I was the blonde sitting in the back with the green dress on and if he wanted to dance with me all he had to do was walk up to my table, lift up his shirt, and show me his six pack abs. You could see he was thinking about it and doing his best to see who the girl was without her noticing him cranking his head around. About three drinks later he got his courage up and walked to her table while lifting his shirt and bam! Her boyfriend was not happy.

One time I got up on our lead singers shoulders to do a solo and in the middle of my solo he tripped and fell.

At an after party I became friendly with a girl only to find out she had a boyfriend. The next weekend we played, Mr. Colorado approached me to ask if I was the bass player. I told him that the band had to fire that guy and that this was my first weekend playing with the band. That guy was huge!

No one ever got hurt (to bad) and we sure had a lot of great times on the road playing music. As bass players we often don't get to share in the guitar player or lead singer's spotlight but I like to think of the bass players role as the back bone bounce to the rhythm section that makes the people tap their feet and clap their hands.


Street Talk

Right on Steve thanks for the comment. Just have fun with it was the original title of my article! It is my motto.

Reply
  about 8 years ago

I play lead guitar in a bar band where nobody is the star and we all just have fun with it. It bugs me when people say the bass is a silly instrument. When the bass lines aren't there, you can tell! Good bass players are tough to find and I have tremendous respect for bassists.

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  about 8 years ago
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