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(YouTube)   All right, so he's the hottest 13-year-old bass player on the planet, but can he play Seinfeld?   (youtube.com) divider line 67
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2012-10-21 03:39:15 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: A six string bass is an abomination.

/4 string purist
//if good enough for Bootsy, Geddy, Flea, McCartney and The Ox, good enough for me


One must wonder why Bootsy would endorse 5- and 6-string versions of his Warwick Signature line. Or why Flea endorses the Modulus 5-string with his name on it. Or why McCartney played a Wal 5-string in the '90s. Or why.. well, pretty much any professional bassist out there is willing to go past four strings. Perhaps they're not as pure are you are.
 
2012-10-21 03:40:58 PM  

lucksi: hottest 13 year old? Someone needs to take a seat over there. Oh no wait, it was a 13 year old boy and subby is probably a woman so it's alright.


'Hot' here means "good at playing the instrument." As in Louis Armstrong's Hot Five.

/you sound white
 
2012-10-21 03:45:04 PM  

thesloppy: wouldn't an 8-string bass be like a 12-string guitar, in that your still playing it exactly like a 4-string, just 2 strings at once for harmonic purposes?


Yes, it's exactly like that..

www.talkbass.com

..by which I mean not at all like that.

I mean, it certainly makes a lot of sense to assume that, and I think most people would. It's quite a reasonable assumption to make, no argument. But for the time and effort it took you to ask, you could have just looked it up yourself.
 
2012-10-21 03:46:09 PM  
So, let's get the real debate going: Fender or Rickenbacker?
 
2012-10-21 04:12:27 PM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: thesloppy: wouldn't an 8-string bass be like a 12-string guitar, in that your still playing it exactly like a 4-string, just 2 strings at once for harmonic purposes?

Yes, it's exactly like that..

..by which I mean not at all like that.

I mean, it certainly makes a lot of sense to assume that, and I think most people would. It's quite a reasonable assumption to make, no argument. But for the time and effort it took you to ask, you could have just looked it up yourself.


Geez, could you sound more patronizing and pedantic? Even worse, if one were to follow your advice, and look up the readily available information on the internet, they'd also see you're wrong.
 
2012-10-21 05:16:33 PM  

thesloppy: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: thesloppy: wouldn't an 8-string bass be like a 12-string guitar, in that your still playing it exactly like a 4-string, just 2 strings at once for harmonic purposes?

Yes, it's exactly like that..

..by which I mean not at all like that.

I mean, it certainly makes a lot of sense to assume that, and I think most people would. It's quite a reasonable assumption to make, no argument. But for the time and effort it took you to ask, you could have just looked it up yourself.

Geez, could you sound more patronizing and pedantic? Even worse, if one were to follow your advice, and look up the readily available information on the internet, they'd also see you're wrong.


Are you really this stupid? And why do you feel you deserve some kind of entitled immunity from mockery for your obvious laziness? Wecome to the Internet, kid.
 
2012-10-21 06:25:55 PM  

Snapper Carr: thesloppy: The_Philosopher_King:
The Ox wasn't afraid. Note that this is an old photo and he has an 8 string custom he is showing off.

I don't know shiat about gee-tars, but wouldn't an 8-string bass be like a 12-string guitar, in that your still playing it exactly like a 4-string, just 2 strings at once for harmonic purposes?


There are 8 string basses that are built like 12 string guitars (pairs of strings close together creating harmonics)

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There also come with each string tuned independently like so which obviously offers a wider range

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If you really want to get silly, go with this monstrosity

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18 strings.


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2012-10-21 08:07:46 PM  
Good to know that Tal Wilkenfeld is still considered obligatory in a "hottest bass player" thread.

/leaving sastified
 
2012-10-22 12:19:54 AM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch:
Are you really this stupid? And why do you feel you deserve some kind of entitled immunity from mockery for your obvious laziness? Wecome to the Internet, kid.


Sorry for ruining your life by asking a question on the internet.
 
2012-10-22 04:25:09 AM  
Wow, Sylvia_Bandersnatch, you come off like a dick on this thread. Do you need a hug or something?
 
2012-10-22 06:50:13 AM  

TommyymmoT: That's not a bass on the Seinfeld theme by the way, it's a keyboard.


Oh thanks. I can never watch it again now.
 
2012-10-22 08:04:31 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: A six string bass is an abomination.

/4 string purist
//if good enough for Bootsy, Geddy, Flea, McCartney and The Ox, good enough for me


you forgot Jaco
 
2012-10-22 08:08:50 AM  

Snapper Carr: sleeper2995: weirdneighbour: [www.rocknrollview.com image 400x601]

hottest bass player

You on!

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Tal's definitely a hottie and she has chops but...

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Esperanza is smoking hot, has a Grammy, teaches at Berklee and is a monster on the double bass.


She is absolutely beautiful.
 
2012-10-22 10:11:09 AM  

0Icky0: TommyymmoT: That's not a bass on the Seinfeld theme by the way, it's a keyboard.

Oh thanks. I can never watch it again now.


Gah, same here. He's totally right. From WP:

A signature of Seinfeld is its theme music. Composed by Jonathan Wolff, it consists of distinct solo sampled bass synthesizer riffs which open the show and connect the scenes, often accompanied by a "percussion track" composed of mouth noises, such as pops and clicks. The bass synthesizer music eventually replaced the original standard sitcom music by Jep Epstein when it was played again after the first broadcast "The Seinfeld Chronicles".

Seinfeld lacked a traditional title track and the riffs were played over the first moments of dialogue or action. They vary throughout each episode and are played in an improvised funk style with bass synthesizer. An additional musical theme with an ensemble, led by a synthesized mid-range brass instrument, ends each episode.

I had no idea.

I was also unaware for many years that the 'bass' on the Doors albums was synth.
 
2012-10-22 03:26:06 PM  
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/hot
 
2012-10-22 05:01:33 PM  
I thought he sucked, but that sax player was bomb... I'm talking John Coltrane-bomb.
 
2012-10-23 03:16:36 PM  
Cue every a-hole who ever had a crappy band that went nowhere tell us all why the kid (and the drummer) sucks.
 
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