Re: Pompous guitar players


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Posted by Pat Harrington on July 22, 2000 at 11:11:41:

In Reply to: Pompous guitar players posted by Star on July 22, 2000 at 02:31:14:

: "i'm just saying, for the most part, bass is for people who want to be in a band and get credit, but not put as much effort in."

: I found this on a messageboard, and I don't particularly understand him. Is this just a common attitude among the "Guitar is my Phallus" followers?

I'm not surprised at that comment, and I thought singers were bad!!!
Put it this way..Guitar players outnumber bass players by about 100
to one...Just look in the larger music stores..They have 100 guitars
hanging on the wall for every one bass..Bass is a much more difficult
instrument to MASTER...There are hundreds, maybe thousands of guitarists
that I would call "Virtuosos"..People that have absolutely mastered
and conquered the instrument..But there are DAMN FEW "virtuoso" Bassists;
I can count them on one hand..I'm not talking about the Fleas or Newssteads
of the world (They're good bassists, but hardly of the Jaco caliber)..
The moral to the story::...Bassists for the most part are more of the
musician type of person, and less of the "I wanna be the loudest guy
in the band playing the most notes, on the front of the stage, in the
spotlight so I can get all the broads" type of people..
A band is sort of like a wheel on a bicycle...The Hub of the wheel
is the Bass and drums..They provide the strength and the center of
the wheel...EVERYTHING ELSE IS JUST SPOKES!!!!

Cheers,

Pat H





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