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What Has Basschat Ever Done For Us?

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I'll start. Thank you BC for introducing me to James Jamerson, Joe Dart and Geddy Lee. Thank you for helping me to find out which basses I really like. Thank you for telling me about Ashdown. Thank you for helping me to read and write music. Thank you for supportive words when my private life went through the mincer. Thank you for introducing me to new swear words. I no longer use the words flip, nasty pasty and pink torpedo in public. Instead I replace them wherever possible with flip, nasty pasty and pink torpedo.

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And the GAS...

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1 minute ago, Geek99 said:

And the GAS...

Well obviously the GAS, clean sanitation, and the aqueducts.

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GAS, ACG basses, Zoot basses, Barefaced cabs, and most importantly many lovely people who I count as my good friends now :)

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Thanks for the knowledge of stuff I never even new existed, but then realised I really really needed anyway.

And for all the good kit I've bought and sold along the way.

And the cakes at the bass bashes

Well done us!

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Thank you for explaining what a 'Mod' is and a 'Warning' too. (Just joking)!

If it was not for Basschat I would have much more savings but its worth it!

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All the hours I spend on here. . . . . . . . my wife doesn't thank Basschat!!!

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GAS, increasing my knowledge of gear/what can reasonably be expected from it, and a good few people that are either friends who I’ve actually met, or who are friends I’m yet to meet.

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I started off as I has spent a silly amount on a fuzz pedal that I didn't ever use and wanted to sell it. Figured that I should post a few time for politeness sake...

 

Then I realised that if I sold my spare bass for £X and added a little more money to it I could afford @warwickhunt's blue Streamer.... 

years and dozens of basses later I guess thanks basschat for the  journey and the great people who I could trust to buy and sell too... 
I guess I did the thing most of us have done, where we go down a rabbit hole of GAS and wanting the latest shiny thing, and then back out again to the point you realise you're just happy with what you've got, and gear the player does not make.
Shout outs to: 
@stevie for designing an amazing bass cab, @EBS_freak for helping me find some IEM that work, @Rick's Fine '52 for the JV Squier chat years back, @Bassassin for his japanese bass knowledge @owen for his love of intricate differences between preamps that you can defiantly tell in the mix, and probably a load more folk that I've enjoyed talking to that I can't think of right now.  

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3 minutes ago, Barking Spiders said:

It's allowed me to spout all manner of gibberish without being censored 😁

You try saying pink torpedo or tits 

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Thanks BC for turning me into a rabid, frothing gear freak. I'm thinking of building a house out of my surplus amps and pedals, but I have nobody to leave it to since I sold the kids ages ago and the wife has run off with a bearded, pipe smoking mandolin player who's had the same gear since 1968.

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It has taught me that tort is good / is not good for a pickguard. It has taught me that a PA is compulsory for pub gigs, apart from when it is not. It has taught me that 4 is the correct number of strings for a bass guitar, unless you have 5 or more. It has taught me that 8ms of lag is too much, except when it is not. It has taught me that the best compressor pedal is always the one I do not have. It has taught me that reading music is the only way to get on, unless you already have gotten on without reading. It has taught me that a p bass is the go to instrument, unless one prefers something else. It has taught me that jokes I think are good are bad and that all retailers are not good unless you have had a good experience of them. Finally; it has taught me most people on here are good people.

One thing it has not taught me is what is the best guitar for metal.

 

Thank you BC - I am / I am not a better person thanks to you.

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It fed my bass compulsion. There are significantly worse things I could be doing with my time. Mind you, there are some better things as well.

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BassChat has done many things for all of us, as attested to here.

But it still hasn’t told me which bass is best for metal.
 

Pah!

 

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I think mainly it was all the unwritten rules of gigging. All the non musical stuff that your bass lessons alone don't teach you. Such as: introduce yourself to the sound person, thank the sound person, never assume you can share gear without checking in person with the other bassist, always carry a billion spare guitar leads and extension leads.. I could go on!! 

Also advice on the advantages and pitfalls of depping. I like to think I was starting to build up a good reputation as a 'safe pair of hands' before the current situation put a spanner in the works. 

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Frankly though what’s been the point of it all if we haven’t even decided which bass is best for metal...

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Basschat has saved my marriage!  

Had I not spent all my disposable income funding GAS, I'd have had blown it all on expensive alcohol, mediocre drugs and cheap women.  

Thanks BASSCHAT... I think.  

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Basschat gave us the last critical mass before the final dissoluton of the instrument to a historic footnote as a guitar variant played in the lower register by the tall friend of the singer.

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Brexit, Coronavirus, Music stands aside - in the 6 short years I’ve been here I’ve found it one of the most inclusive online groups there is. Low on cliques, and a lot of goodwill.  

Did wonder if this was because bass folk - used to supporting the rest of the band - naturally are more supportive at heart? - but if you’ve spend any time on the Other site, you’ll know this isn’t always the case.  

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Thanks Basschat for showing me how to tweak my trussrod. 

 

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