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Favourite one liner quotes about bass?

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Does anyone have any favourite quotes from well known bass players?

The same ones keep coming up when googling but some of ones I like are:

  • "The gunk keeps the funk." -  James Jamerson
  • "I like to believe that I play bass like Dusty Hill, and that's something nobody else can do as well as me. I'm the best Dusty Hill I know." - Dusty Hill
  • "The bass should be the note of the bass drum, and then you've got the engine of the band that everything else builds on. Everything else, the guitar, the keyboards, is a colour." - "Suzi Quatro"
  • "The bass is the link between harmony and rhythm. It is the foundation of a band. It is what all the other instruments stand upon." - Victor Wooten

 

 

 

 

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You are never more than a half'step away from a 'right' note.  - again Mr Wootten

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I got a bass guitar for the wife...best trade ever..."

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I think it was Nathan East who said:

"If I don't practice for a day, I can tell. 3 days, the band can tell. A week, the audience can tell."

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"I just loved your bass, I could feel it inside my pus*y.."

This was actually said to me during a load out once. A very pretty yet hammered girl.

I was stone cold sober (driving) and honestly didn't know which way to look or what to say other than "thanks"

I'm alright at playing rock n roll, always been crap at being it!

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7 minutes ago, miles'tone said:

"I just loved your bass, I could feel it inside my pus*y.."

This was actually said to me during a load out once. A very pretty yet hammered girl.

And within the confines of this thread, she's up there with Miles Davis! 

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‘If you’re bothered about being unappreciated, overlooked or misunderstood you’ve probably chosen the wrong instrument.’  Martin Ace.

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The drums make you tap your feet, the bass makes you swing your hips.

Thumb for show, nut for dough. More relevant to double bass.

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56 minutes ago, bassace said:

The drums make you tap your feet, the bass makes you swing your hips.

That's a good one - who is that attributed to?

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57 minutes ago, Jean-Luc Pickguard said:

That's a good one - who is that attributed to?

Wish I could remember. Was it on Tina Weymouth’s prog about the bass?

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"A band is essentially a drummer and a bassist, plus assorted novelty acts". 

Nick Mason 

 

Yes a drummer not bassist, but he's feeling the brotherhood. 

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That sounded f ucking amazing - so sick of all those weedy acoustic guitars”

a redhead called Amy

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In an in interview with Jah Wobble, he was explaining how he came up with some of the Public Image Ltd basslines.

He said he made some up without playing the bass, and choosing notes that made a good pattern on the fretboard. Quote: "If it looks good it's probably gonna sound good".

 

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Jaco only needed four.

Random bass players over the years.

 

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Attitude + Aptitude = Altitude 

Nathan East. 

I like this one a lot.

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7 minutes ago, Happy Jack said:

Jaco only needed four.

Random bass players over the years.

 

And Jamerson only needed one. Finger that is.

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10 hours ago, Happy Jack said:

Jaco only needed four.

Basses? Wow, I must be much better than him! :biggrin:

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10 hours ago, Dood said:

Attitude + Aptitude = Altitude 

Nathan East. 

I like this one a lot.

Clearly Victor Wooten lacked one of the first two :)  

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16 hours ago, miles'tone said:

"I just loved your bass, I could feel it inside my pus*y.."

This was actually said to me during a load out once. A very pretty yet hammered girl.

I was stone cold sober (driving) and honestly didn't know which way to look or what to say other than "thanks"

I'm alright at playing rock n roll, always been crap at being it!

What was she doing taking a pet to a music gig? You should have been straight on to the RSPCA.

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